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

Sarah Nugent
December 20, 2018
3 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.

Facilitating Gender Equitable Policy Reform: Four Principles

Dr. Susanne E. Jalbert | Aimal Hakim
October 16, 2018
3 Minute Read
In Afghanistan, implementors embrace a stakeholder-centric approach to overcome policy challenges to gender equity. Technical specialists and local government officials agree that accountability and local ownership are crucial elements of this model.
Afghan women participate in the USAID’s Promote: Women in Government (WIG) project's one-year training program.

Empowering Women and Cultivating Equitable Governance in Afghanistan

Dr. Susanne E. Jalbert | Robert Lord-Biggers
September 20, 2018
5 Minute Read
Through a combination of training, policy reform, and positive communications, the USAID Promote: Women in Government (WIG) project supports Afghan women and government stakeholders to create civil service opportunities for women.
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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.

News: Technology for Development (Tech4Dev) Contest


November 15, 2017
4 Minute Read
Chemonics recently held its first Tech4Dev innovation contest, highlighting the incredible ways technology is used to amplify the impact of Chemonics’ projects worldwide. By fostering new approaches from its global workforce and drawing on its vast networks and expertise to drive innovation, Chemonics is developing better and more effective solutions to solve complex development challenges.

5 Ps to Move Open Government Forward

Matt Swaim
December 20, 2016
2 Minute Read
Matt Swaim discusses how civil society organizations and governments can work together to implement concrete and measurable reforms.

Four Lessons for Sri Lanka from Bangladesh’s Right to Information Experience

Susan Kemp
December 7, 2016
4 Minute Read
Over 100 countries have adopted right to information laws, creating an opportunity for countries that are newly implementing this legislation to learn from the experiences of others.