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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.

3 Questions with Juan Felipe Sanchez Franco

Juan Felipe Sanchez Franco
March 24, 2020
4 Minute Read
A multi-sectoral approach is key to strong supply chains. Juan Felipe shares how this is critical in strengthening the teaching and learning materials supply chain.

The Case for Practical Techniques for Inclusive Classrooms

Audrey Spencer
March 10, 2020
4 Minute Read
Audrey Spencer explains why disability identification and policy reform alone can leave teachers and students waiting and calls for more immediate, practical techniques to create inclusive classrooms.
Woman talking to a community health worker in Indonesia

Recommendations for a Diverse, Sustained Health Workforce

Rachel Deussom
February 27, 2020
4 Minute Read
How do we establish higher-performing health systems to achieve universal health coverage? These three key recommendations focus on building a diverse workforce to deliver accountable, affordable, accessible, and reliable health care for all.

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?

How to Fail to Succeed

Michael Brown
February 4, 2020
4 Minute Read
How can we improve development efforts in environmental and natural resources and other sectors by more intentionally sharing and learning from our failures? Michael Brown explores the importance of creating a culture of reflecting on failures to address urgent conservation needs.
Antimicrobial resistance blog post

To Squash Superbugs, Look to Behavior Change

Oluwatimilehin Adeyemo
January 28, 2020
4 Minute Read
The misuse of antimicrobials is driving the rise of drug resistant pathogens. How can social and behavior change techniques compel individuals to use these life-saving drugs responsibly?

2020 Vision: Three Development Trends of the New Decade

Estefania McPhaul | Julian Guelig
January 21, 2020
4 Minute Read
The development community needs $2.5 trillion in additional finance each year to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Estefania McPhaul and Julian Guelig explore three global development trends we’ll see in 2020 to meet this need and to navigate the changing development landscape.

Best of the Blog 2019


December 31, 2019
2 Minute Read
This was a big year for private sector engagement, with nearly half of our most popular posts exploring its importance to the future of development. Check out those posts and other key insights, profiles, and technical approaches from Chemonics in 2019.