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Why Building Strong Local Finance Skills and Systems is Key to Making Good on the Glasgow Climate Pact

Oliver Ellis | Ashish Rauniar
March 10, 2022
4 Minute Read

COP26 saw record levels of capital pledged toward combatting the effects of climate change in countries like Nepal. If the global community is to achieve shared climate goals, we must build up the people and systems responsible for turning those commitments into constructive action.

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How Chemonics Is Mobilizing Finance for Development

Estefania McPhaul
October 28, 2021
6 Minute Read

Countries need to mobilize private capital to finance self-reliance. This blog introduces USAID’s Five Point Framework and showcases how Chemonics is mobilizing finance for development.

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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.

The Journey to Better Development: Financial Sector Tools Worth Revisiting

Melissa Gasmi | Frenki Kozeli
July 25, 2019
3 Minute Read

Revisiting financial sector tools and resources can make our development dollars go further.

Sequencing for Success in Blended Finance Solutions

Christy Sisko | Charlie Smith
December 12, 2018
5 Minute Read

How can implementers use blended finance to mobilize capital? Chemonics and LixCap share their experiences with sequencing and explore its potential.

How Critical is PFM in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?

Berkeley Hirsch
December 21, 2017
4 Minute Read

Good governance is essential for sustainable economic development, but what role does public financial management play in the global effort to achieve the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals?

Transforming Public Finance — A Proven and Scalable Information Systems Solution in Haiti

Frenki Kozeli | Richard Wolfe
May 18, 2017
4 Minute Read

Similar to blockchain, Unified Exchange Platform (UXP) can encourage transparent and efficient government. Haiti is embarking on a new frontier in secure systems as the first country in the Western Hemisphere to deploy it.

Promoting Secured Transaction Reform in the Middle East and North Africa

Christy Sisko
May 11, 2017
4 Minute Read

Increasing access to finance in the Middle East and North Africa region is spurring economic growth through implementation of modernized secured transactions regulation.

3 Questions with Anne Spahr: From A to Z on Economic Growth in Asia and the Middle East

Anne Spahr
February 21, 2017
4 Minute Read

Anne Spahr discusses impact investing, the revenue capital model, and why development implementers should take rapid assessments with a grain of salt.