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Dzenita Kolja

Development Works Here with Dzenita Kolja

Dzenita Kolja
April 24, 2019
4 Minute Read
Development works here because great people work here. We’re excited to introduce you to our team.

4 Best Practices to Counter and Prevent Violent Extremism Through Governance

Todd Diamond
February 6, 2018
4 Minute Read
Recent research shows that governance is key to countering violent extremism, but balancing immediate needs with long-term goals can be incredibly difficult in fluid conflict zones. Expert Todd Diamond shares advice based on his decades of experience.
people on motorcycles in Colombia with the word paz or peace in spanish written on posts

Toward Sustainable Peace: Measuring Efforts to Prevent Human Rights Abuses in Post-Accord Colombia

Camila Cely Peña
November 16, 2017
3 Minute Read
How can a development program best measure local government capacity to prevent human rights abuses? Camila Cely Peña highlights a new approach from the USAID Human Rights Activity.

The Role of Decentralization in Combatting Extremist Influence in Iraq

Todd Diamond
June 6, 2017
< 1 Minute Read
In this article, Todd Diamond argues that supporting government institutions at the local level is key to ensuring Iraq's long-term stability.

News: Exploring the Nexus of Politics and Local Governance

April 25, 2016
< 1 Minute Read
Drawing on experience from programs in Colombia, Iraq, and Moldova, Chemonics hosted a panel discussion to reflect on how political realities play a role in local governance strengthening efforts.

Cambodia’s Shrinking Space for Civil Society and the Role of Donors

Morana Krajnovic
January 20, 2016
4 Minute Read
Civil society expert Morana Krajnovic discusses how donors can adapt to a controversial new law in Cambodia that critics say restricts civil society.