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What Is People-Centered Justice Programming and Why Does it Matter To You?

Rebecca Duke | Linda Eriksson
February 24, 2022
4 Minute Read
Chemonics’ Democracy and Governance Practice analyzed information from five Chemonics-implemented USAID projects on how global colleagues understand and operationalize people-centered justice (PCJ) in different contexts.

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.
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Combatting Human Trafficking During COVID-19

Heather Goldsmith
January 27, 2021
5 Minute Read
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased opportunities for human traffickers to exploit people with limited financial means. Based on her work in Myanmar, Heather Goldsmith suggests how development partners can adapt their approaches to educational outreach on combatting trafficking to vulnerable communities.

Working the System: What We’ve Learned About Strengthening Accountability

Sarah Nugent
December 20, 2018
4 Minute Read
What is the most effective way to strengthen accountability in our development work? Sarah Nugent shares a promising approach that enables civil society to circumvent political barriers and create power: clusters.

The Politics of Biodiversity: Two Experiences with Thinking and Working Politically

Carolyn Heaps
November 29, 2018
4 Minute Read
What does thinking and working politically on biodiversity projects look like? Carolyn Heaps shares experiences and lessons learned from projects in Guatemala and Indonesia.
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Civil Society: Not Just an Advocate, but an Agent for Change

Justin Cagaoan
December 5, 2017
4 Minute Read
From preserving natural resources to protecting citizens' rights, Justin Cagaoan shares three case studies of civil society organizations creating change.