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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.

News: USAID Awards “Digis” to Two Projects Implemented by Chemonics


October 22, 2020
2 Minute Read
USAID awards recognize the Human Resources for Health in 2030 program and the Pakistan Small and Medium Enterprise Activity for using technology to “sustain open, secure, and inclusive digital ecosystems and improve measurable development and humanitarian-assistance outcomes on a large scale.”
Tetyana Dudka

News: Chemonics Welcomes New Senior Vice President


October 21, 2020
2 Minute Read
In her new role as senior vice president, Tetyana Dudka will develop and expand the business strategy, management acumen, and technical programming of Chemonics’ Europe and Eurasia regional business unit.
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Lasting Peace in Afghanistan Powered by Broad-based Economic Growth

Catherine Kannam | Daniel Vose
October 19, 2020
< 1 Minute Read
Read on to learn what Catherine Kanman and David Vose contend are the three foundational pillars that will support lasting peace in Afghanistan.
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3 Lessons for Empowering Youth to Drive Sustainable Change Through Innovation

Lauren Behr
October 14, 2020
5 Minute Read
Youth empowerment through social innovation and entrepreneurship has incredible potential to solve problems at a grassroots level if youth are given robust platforms to connect and act.
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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.

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.

Building a Financial Services Market Where There Wasn’t One

Heather Joffe Reyes
April 2, 2020
5 Minute Read
How did one USAID initiative get banks on board to provide $1 billion in services in rural Colombia? How can we do that elsewhere? It takes a systemic, business-driven approach to connect supply with demand at scale.

Three Models that Ensure Private Sector Engagement

Melissa Scudo Gasmi | Eileen Hoffman | Tracy Shanks
February 10, 2020
< 1 Minute Read
If private sector engagement (PSE) is a journey — with some companies farther along than others — then what is the role of international development implementers to better enable and facilitate that engagement?