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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.

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.

Building Back Better Through Trade

Lisa Ruch |
January 18, 2021
3 Minute Read
Balancing ethical concerns with a demand-led approach to trading relationships can transform fragile value chains into resilient market systems that pay out for emerging and developed economies as well as suppliers and buyers.

Voices from Our Projects: Critical Skills for Private Sector Engagement

Julian Guelig | Frenki Kozeli | Jessica Soto | Gabriela Posada | Oscar Jacob
November 5, 2020
5 Minute Read
Experts from our projects across Latin America offer tips and insights about critical skills needed for effective private sector engagement.
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How to Conduct Applied Political Economy Research in a Pandemic

Sharon Van Pelt | Suzanne Kelly-Lyall | Bryce Watson
November 2, 2020
5 Minute Read
Chemonics' Center for Politically Informed Programming offers five tips for overcoming the limitations of remote fieldwork to get the most out of applied political economy analyses.

Leveraging Your Company’s ERG: How to Partner with Global LGBTI Civil Society Organizations

Spencer Parsons | Adrián González
October 5, 2020
5 Minute Read
LGBTI civil society organizations can be critical to effectively reaching marginalized populations and navigating complex development challenges in the communities we serve. How can an organization's employee resource group play a key role in building and sustaining these invaluable partnerships?

3 Questions with Andrew Hassan on Hacking COVID-19

Andrew Hassan
April 15, 2020
5 Minute Read
Andrew Hassan reflects on the potential of virtual collaboration for solving intractable challenges and describes his hackathon team’s journey from problem to potential solution.

Best of the Blog 2019


December 31, 2019
2 Minute Read
This was a big year for private sector engagement, with nearly half of our most popular posts exploring its importance to the future of development. Check out those posts and other key insights, profiles, and technical approaches from Chemonics in 2019.
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Good, Cheap, Fast – Pick Two

Chris Gegenheimer | Leslie Sage
April 3, 2019
< 1 Minute Read
Not every context is right for an off-the-shelf software solution. Just because a product exists, it doesn’t mean the collaboration with a vendor will be successful. Chris Gegenheimer shares a few key factors for success from an implementer’s perspective.