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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.

Development Starts Here — A Pledge to Action for Diversity and Inclusion

Susanna Mudge
December 17, 2019
< 1 Minute Read
The development sector has a crucial opportunity to lead the charge for diversity and inclusion. Chemonics’ president and CEO Susanna Mudge invites industry-wide reflection and action and shares considerations and goals for organizations’ diversity and inclusion efforts.

Our Shared Responsibility: Combatting Sexual Violence through Prevention and Response

Shauna Caria | Ashley Snell Goldstein
December 9, 2019
4 Minute Read
To combat sexual violence, the global development community must scale and promote tools, best practices, and resources. In this spirit, Shauna Caria and Ashley Snell Goldstein share lessons from a new prevention and response toolkit.
Susanna Mudge

News: Chemonics’ President and CEO Susanna Mudge Joins Women Leaders on Panel at Global Women’s Summit


October 18, 2019
2 Minute Read
Chemonics’ president and CEO Susanna Mudge participated in Foreign Policy’s inaugural global women’s summit, which highlighted women as positive change agents.

News: Chemonics’ Senior Vice President Melissa Scudo Gasmi Discusses Private Sector Engagement at CSIS Event


October 10, 2019
3 Minute Read
Senior Vice President Melissa Scudo Gasmi represented Chemonics at a Center for International and Strategic Studies panel focusing on the role of the private sector in development.

Despite Challenges, Urban Microgrids Increase Resilience

Michael Ashford | Lisa Pagkalinawan
July 29, 2019
5 Minute Read
Urban microgrids can harness underutilized sources of low-emission energy in cities — including rooftop solar, small hydro, and biogas from organic waste streams and treatment plants — and spur economic development.