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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 Waggonner | 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.
A pharmacist is holding a package of pills for tuberculosis treatment.

The Clock is Ticking: How to End TB by 2022

Dr. Baz Semo | Dr. Kartlos Kankadze
March 24, 2021
4 Minute Read
In 2018, world leaders committed to global targets for tuberculosis treatment, prevention, and funding at the United Nations (UN) High-Level Meeting. Despite these commitments, progress towards the targets has been less than satisfactory.

Digitizing the Agricultural Value Chain

Melissa Benn
March 18, 2021
< 1 Minute Read
How can development implementers navigate low- and middle-income countries' technology infrastructure challenges to help facilitate the development of successful, innovative, digital technologies? This blog provides key lessons learned from the award-winning Agronavti app from the USAID's Zrda Activity in Georgia.

What Is Needed to Mobilize Commercial Finance for the Water Sector?

Michael Ashford | Lance Morrell | Owen Scott
March 17, 2021
4 Minute Read
Michael Ashford, Lance Morrell, and Owen Scott provide a three-step approach for donors to recommit themselves to support governments, due to a large financing gap in causes that address water and sanitation needs in low- and middle-income countries.

How to Stop Zoom Zone-Out: Lessons from VukaNow

Belinda Glenn | Beth Skorochod
March 11, 2021
4 Minute Read
One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, with the shift to virtual engagements looking more permanent and increasing levels of “Zoom fatigue” being reported, empowering team members with the necessary tips and techniques to make these interactions a success remains essential.

Where in the World Are Those Private Sector Partners?

Clement Jaidzeka | Chloe Peebles
March 4, 2021
4 Minute Read
Regional mapping in West and Central Africa is helping find public-private partnerships opportunities in the global health supply chain.

3 Questions with Dany Khy on Chemonics’ New Center for Private Sector Engagement

Dany Khy
February 25, 2021
4 Minute Read
As Chemonics launches its Center for Private Sector Engagement, its director Dany Khy shares our goals, approaches, and challenges for partnerships during the pandemic and beyond.