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3 Questions with Fred Kasongo on Expanding Early Grade Literacy in Crisis-Affected Communities

Fred Kasongo
August 14, 2020
4 Minute Read
How can we equip teachers to support student literacy in the midst of global and regional uncertainties? Fred Kasongo reflects on the ACCELERE!1 project's training-of-trainers activities designed to strengthen early grade literacy in Eastern DRC, despite COVID-19, Ebola, and armed conflicts.
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Three Questions on Financing Self-Reliance with Mario Kerby

Mario Kerby
August 11, 2020
4 Minute Read
How can development practitioners foster local commitment for financing self-reliance? Chief of Party Mario Kerby shares how his project has engaged a diverse array of stakeholders — from finance ministers to schoolchildren — to ensure commitment to crucial fiscal reforms remains strong.

Moving Past the Discussion Table: 3 Methods for Operationalizing Private Sector Partnerships

Julian Guelig | Dany Khy | Frenki Kozeli
July 28, 2020
5 Minute Read
You have the private sector partner at the table, but what happens next? Frenki Kozeli, Julian Guelig, and Dany Khy share three approaches to forming private sector engagement partnerships that can be replicated and tailored across development contexts.

The Next Pandemic: Three Ways to Prepare

Jamey Butcher | Dr. Mariam Reda
July 9, 2020
4 Minute Read
COVID-19 has overwhelmed health systems in countries like the United States, Brazil, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. We must act now to mitigate the potentially catastrophic impacts on many developing countries where cases are swiftly increasing.
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Psychosocial Support for Children Counters the Legacy of Violent Extremism in Syria

Michele Bradford | Mayss Al Zoubi
July 1, 2020
2 Minute Read
Exposure to violent and radical ISIS ideologies has damaged Syrian children’s mental health. In areas touched by violent extremism, transforming classrooms into mental health positive spaces that deliver psychosocial support can kickstart the healing process.

The Work You May Not Know You’re Doing and How To Do It Better

Stacia George | Heather Seeley
June 30, 2020
5 Minute Read
Stacia George and Heather Seeley explore why security sector reform is key to every development project, how you may be enacting reform without knowing it, and how to do more to integrate best practices into your project for more effective and just security sector wherever you work.

An Ambitious HIV Goal within Reach

Emma Dominguez | Dandan Luo | Maria Fernanda Castro
June 25, 2020
< 1 Minute Read
Working together to improve HIV health outcomes by strengthening global health supply chains, transforming the health workforce, and building resilient communities.

Lead with Data: A Practical Tool to Design and Implement Market Systems Programming

Elizabeth Fustos | Amy Ostrander
June 17, 2020
< 1 Minute Read
How do you ensure your project team understands and can implement a systems-thinking approach to market systems development? Elizabeth Fustos and Amy Ostrander provide a promising framework and explore how one project used it for success.

Safe Blood: The Forgotten Commodity for Maternal, Newborn Health

Dr. Adaeze Oreh
June 12, 2020
5 Minute Read
Blood products are critical, but persistently overlooked in the quest for ending preventable maternal mortality. Dr. Adaeze Oreh addresses the need for the global community to act now to combat these issues.