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Manager Frenki Kozeli

Frenki Kozeli is a manager in Chemonics’ Economic Growth and Trade Practice.

by Frenki Kozeli


Moving Past the Discussion Table: 3 Methods for Operationalizing Private Sector Partnerships

Recently, Chemonics partnered with the University of Notre Dame (one of the partners in the creation of USAID’s Private Sector Engagement Evidence Gap Map) to conduct an in-depth survey of our development programs. The goal was to better understand how our projects are working with the private sector to achieve development impact — and, more…

The Journey to Better Development: Financial Sector Tools Worth Revisiting

If we’re going to make development dollars go further, we need to build on and learn from our experiences as implementors. Recognizing this, we revisited several frequently requested economic growth resources produced by Chemonics, our partners, and USAID through the USAID Financial Sector Knowledge Sharing Project (FS Share), which closed in 2012. While reviewing the…

Empowerment at Your Doorstep: The Case of WEinSPIRE in Pakistan

This activity was one of the four winners of Chemonics’ recent Market Systems and Youth Enterprise Development Innovation Contest within the market systems track.This post originally appeared on Marketlinks.  Working in a market system can mean that no endeavor or initiative is too big or too small if it can lead to transformative change. In Pakistan,…

Can a Competition Create Space for Learning? Three Design Factors to Consider

This post originally appeared on Marketlinks. Development practitioners are often innovating, piloting, and problem-solving — but sometimes these initiatives have a hard time getting disseminated past the project annual report. At Chemonics, the Economic Growth and Trade Practice and the Education and Youth Practice joined forces to kick off 2018 with the launch of our…

How Do We Leapfrog the Status Quo in Trade?

The word of the day is “innovation.” Ask anyone to define it, though, and you won’t get one answer. Innovation can be new technology, processes, models, ideas — but it can also be tools that we’ve had on our belt for several years, applied in new places. Innovation can be learning and adapting. It can…

4 Chances to Swallow Our Pride and Learn from Failure

This post originally appeared on the SEEP Network‘s blog.  Discussing failure is difficult because it implies that someone didn’t do their job well. Too often, the discussion stops there. Yet, the complexity of our work means that forces beyond our control often influence the outcomes of our programs, making it worth finding a way to discuss…

Transforming Public Finance — A Proven and Scalable Information Systems Solution in Haiti

“Reducing corruption stands at the heart of the recently established Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).” The World Bank made this statement in its November 2016 brief on anti-corruption, and the concept doesn’t necessarily come as a surprise. Corruption, inefficiency, and lack of transparency often hurt vulnerable groups the most, putting up barriers and distorting access to…

What Could the Trans-Pacific Partnership Mean for International Development?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the biggest regional trade agreement in history. Twelve countries representing nearly 40 percent of the world’s GDP — Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam — have agreed on a trade pact that will link their very diverse economies around a set…