In some settings, deep-rooted cultural and historical practices have narrowly defined women’s opportunities and roles. To address these inequalities, we lead activities that provide women with skills, resources, and access to participate fully in society. For example, in Afghanistan, we are helping young women launch government careers through innovative internship programs.
Creating Economic Growth in Haiti
Investing in Haiti's agriculture sector helped to modernize agriculture, reduce flooding threats, and create strong linkages between farmer organizations and private enterprises.
Investing in Afghanistan’s Future
Supporting and training micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises in Afghanistan, which comprise 80 percent of the labor force, has strengthened the country’s financial sector.
Stronger and Healthier Households in Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan farmers are getting linked with buyers, financing, training, and inputs to sustainably increase incomes and improve nutrition in an effort to improve the livelihoods of vulnerable populations.
Facilitating Gender Equitable Policy Reform: Four Principles
Policy reform and implementation are always a challenge for donors and implementing partners. In transitional states, this process is even more complicated by shifting incentives and priorities. A facilitative approach can overcome these challenges. We have witnessed this in Afghanistan, where the right balance of coordination and direct technical assistance is accelerating reforms to promote…
News: Chemonics Gears Up for Major Conferences
As the development community continues working towards the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we look to the global economy to advance our efforts. We know that we will not achieve many of the SDGs without increasing employment opportunities for the world’s population, especially women and youth. How are we responding to the growing demand for…
Empowering Women and Cultivating Equitable Governance in Afghanistan
Afghanistan ranks near the bottom of virtually every index measuring gender equality and empowerment. Women continue to struggle for basic rights, including gender parity in health care, education, economic opportunities, social inclusion, and political participation. Amidst a deteriorating security situation, political instability surrounding upcoming national elections, and economic volatility that is a product of both,…