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Associate Spencer Parsons

Spencer Parsons is an associate in Chemonics’ Economic Growth and Trade Practice.

Blog Posts by Spencer Parsons

Ukraine’s Most Celebrated Watermelons Spark Unexpected Reform

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. It is not often that a pilot activity to improve a market system ends up capturing the imagination of a nation. Yet, when a barge loaded…

Making Development Dollars Go Further

Achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 will not be easy — or cheap. It is estimated that an extra $2.5 trillion in funding will be needed to achieve the SDGs by 2030. Soon after the goals were finalized in 2015, it became clear that traditional philanthropy and official development assistance at its current levels would…

Tourism Dollars Make the World Go Round

Each year, an unlikely scene unfolds in Jordan. Hundreds of motorcyclists gather from across the globe to take part in the Jordan Rider Rally Weekend — an event organized by the Royal Motorcycle Club of Jordan and the Jordanian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. Over the course of a weekend, hundreds of motorcyclists will depart…