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A clarifier at a wastewater treatment facility in South Africa.

Working the System for Improved Water and Sanitation Services

Michael Ashford
May 10, 2021
4 Minute Read
If we aspire to meet the global goal of “availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all,” it’s imperative that we view our water and sanitation systems holistically and stop creating solutions for those systems’ discrete parts.

Going the Extra Mile to Reach the Last Mile

Bongisiwe Mosekoa | Fikreslassie Alemu Kibret | Rachel Chaikof | Branden Ryan
May 6, 2021
< 1 Minute Read
Two supply chain experts in Africa share strategies they've applied to build stronger, resilient, and inclusive health supply chains that expand last mile delivery to traditionally underserved populations.
Congolese men dressed in blue stand holding a sign asking for peace

3 Questions with Jaclyn Grace on Engaging Elites to Resolve Conflict

Jaclyn Grace
April 27, 2021
4 Minute Read
Engaging local power brokers in peace efforts requires a systematic and nuanced understanding of local leaders’ spheres of influence.

3 Questions With Grace Adeya on PMI’s Impact in the Fight to End Malaria

Grace Adeya
April 23, 2021
5 Minute Read
For World Malaria Day, Malaria Director Grace Adeya looks back at the impact of the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) in the quest to end malaria over the last 15 years and how USAID GHSC-PSM have supported their efforts.

News: Chemonics Joins CIES 2021 to Discuss Pressing Global Education Issues

April 22, 2021
3 Minute Read
At CIES 2021, Chemonics will join the global education community to share cutting-edge innovations and lessons learned on universal design for learning, reform, distance coaching, and more.

Is Private Sector Engagement In Health Supply Chains in LMICs the Most Recent Panacea?

Giuliana Canessa Walker
April 15, 2021
3 Minute Read
In the past few years, the international donor community has doubled down on the idea of the private sector as an important advisor, executor, innovator, and financier for governments, donors and implementing partners to achieve sustainable health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

For Holistic Violence Prevention, Consider the Local Systems Framework

Luke Waggoner | Steven Dudley
April 8, 2021
4 Minute Read
Without understanding complex political dynamics, motives, and systems, development practitioners risk exacerbating drivers of violence. USAID's Local Systems Framework can help to ensure programming is effective in curbing violence.
A teacher in Syria supports her students to draw pictures.

Stop Evidencing Complex Results with Just Numbers and Embrace Narrative

Niki Wood
March 30, 2021
6 Minute Read
Development professionals often try and track change using just quantitative measures. Yet, words, not numbers, are often the most useful tools in our arsenal when seeking to measure complex change, argues Niki Wood.