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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.

She Is an Agripreneur: Enabling Female Entrepreneurship in Agribusiness

Hailey Dougherty
October 22, 2019
4 Minute Read
When economically empowered, women reinvest in their communities — leading to greater self-reliance, prosperity, and food security. To support these outcomes, the development community should adopt high-impact initiatives for female entrepreneurs in the agriculture sector.
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.

Building the Tech Workforce through Private Sector Engagement

Doina Nistor | Eileen Hoffman
May 31, 2019
4 Minute Read
In Moldova, the “golden triangle” of collaboration among industry, government, and academia is transforming the technology sector. Here’s the recipe for success from the Moldova Competitiveness Project.

3 Questions with Cynthia Steen on Transforming Moldova’s Agriculture Sector

Cynthia Steen
May 21, 2019
5 Minute Read
In Moldova, agricultural producers are diversifying their markets, while brokering new relationships and harnessing innovative technologies. Cynthia Steen discusses challenges and successes in this venture.