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Stop, Look, and Listen! Preventing Recruitment of Youth into Illicit Activities in Southern Colombia

Cameron Berkuti | Christina Schultz | Diana Acuña | Juan Pablo Castaño | ​Kelly Brooks | Susan Kemp
April 18, 2019
2 Minute Read
As development practitioners, we tend to rush in with solutions to deal with complex problems. But, acknowledging problem complexity means we need to step back and give ourselves room to figure out how to achieve sustainable impact.

Disability Measurement Challenges: Not an Excuse to Delay Inclusive Education

Paige Morency Notario
April 11, 2019
5 Minute Read
As development professionals, we often get waylaid by measurement challenges in our pursuit of disability-inclusive education. Paige Morency Notario reminds us that when it comes to meeting students’ needs, it’s better to start somewhere than not to start at all.

Harnessing Technology to Address Gross Human Rights Violations

Patricio Toussaint
April 9, 2019
4 Minute Read
To hold government accountable, CSOs must go beyond traditional efforts to combat human rights violations by collaborating with others, including the information and communications technology sector, to maximize their impact.
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Good, Cheap, Fast – Pick Two

Chris Gegenheimer | Leslie Sage
April 3, 2019
1 Minute Read
Not every context is right for an off-the-shelf software solution. Just because a product exists, it doesn’t mean the collaboration with a vendor will be successful. Chris Gegenheimer shares a few key factors for success from an implementer’s perspective.

When Projects Close: Lessons Learned from an Ex-Post Study

Ilisa Gertner | Caryl Merten
March 29, 2019
4 Minute Read
An ex-post study of project impact can inform future programming and validate development approaches. But, what factors should implementors consider when planning such studies? Ilisa Gertner and Caryl Merten share their recent ex-post experience.

3 Questions with Robyn Tompkins on Planning Strategically for WASH in Botswana

Robyn Tompkins
March 22, 2019
4 Minute Read
On World Water Day, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) specialist Robyn Tompkins discusses Botswana’s journey toward secure, clean, and accessible water resources for its people.

Partnering with Faith-based Organizations to Achieve Health for All

Samantha Law
March 19, 2019
4 Minute Read
Faith-based organizations deliver more than 30 percent of health services across sub-Saharan Africa, according to the Africa Christian Health Associations Platform. Without meaningful engagement with this community, we jeopardize our pursuit of health for all.

3 Questions with Scott Short on Tackling WASH Challenges in Rural Communities

Scott Short
March 14, 2019
4 Minute Read
Water and natural resource specialist Scott Short shares insight on tackling WASH challenges in rural communities.

Balancing for Better – And Beyond

Susanna Mudge
March 8, 2019
3 Minute Read
As we celebrate International Women’s Day, Chemonics’ President and CEO Susanna Mudge reflects on our work to “balance for better” and challenges all of us to work towards inclusion beyond gender balance.