Relief Is Just an App Away in the Philippines
August 13, 2020
How does a country with a cash-based economy quickly provide subsidies during the COVID-19 pandemic and economic slowdown? In the Philippines, the government and the USAID E-PESO activity have collaborated with the private sector to create an app that provides fast financial relief to millions of people.
Love & Sustainability in the Philippines: A Journey to Self-Reliance
February 13, 2020
In the Philippines, a couple is putting 10 years of lessons learned from participating in USAID projects with Chemonics into practice. Marie Rose and Jacinto embody how development works by sustainably improving maternal and childcare in their community for generations to come.
Unlocking Innovation in Pakistan’s Private Sector
November 15, 2019
In Pakistan, promising small and medium-sized enterprises are turning their innovative ideas into reality — and improving livelihoods — with a boost from a special grant fund.
A Roadmap to Reform
January 29, 2018
In Kosovo and Vietnam, the World Bank’s Doing Business Report is providing a framework that helps governments reshape the private sector’s role in advocating for and promoting economic growth.
Trailblazers for Wildfire Preparedness in the Philippines
March 10, 2017
After a series of wildfires broke out in the Philippines, the B+WISER program is helping revamp the country’s approach to fire management.
Historic Policy Changes in Vietnam Extend Rights
February 17, 2017
As the Vietnamese economy continues to grow at a rapid pace, transgender groups are leveraging historic policy changes to break down barriers to opportunity.
A New Spin on an Old Crop
February 9, 2017
Farmers in Sri Lanka are using new techniques to revive chili production and promote economic and financial stability in the Anuradhapura District.
The Cost of Not Adapting
August 19, 2016
A recent assessment of the economic impact of climate change in Indonesia highlighted the major environmental, economic, and health challenges that the country will face from now to 2050.
Protecting Farmers Through Safe Pesticide Use in Sri Lanka
April 19, 2016
Sri Lankan farmers commonly use pesticides incorrectly, which puts them at risk. New posters are teaching farmers important messages about pesticide safety.
Harnessing Technology to Protect Forests and Biodiversity in the Philippines
April 4, 2016
Conservation efforts in the Philippines mobilize user-friendly technology and government, community, and private sector partnerships in the fight against deforestation.
Introducing Innovative Agricultural Methods in Sri Lanka
November 13, 2015
New technologies and training are helping farmers in northern and eastern Sri Lanka apply innovative agricultural methods to increase their productivity and market competitiveness.