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Best of the Blog 2018

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Supply Chain Management | Gender Equality and Social Inclusion | Democracy and Governance | Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism | Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
Global Health Supply Chains

From socially inclusive development to a robotics club in Moldova, Chemonics’ staff members have shared their insights, opinions, and technical approaches on our blog.

Check out our countdown to the most popular posts from 2018:*

10. Making Development Dollars Go Further
By Spencer Parsons and Gabriel Gonzalez-Kreisberg
It will require an extra $2.5 trillion to achieve the SDGs. Can the development community find creative ways to fill that gap?

9. How Can Countries Pay for Their Health Systems? Supply Chains Might Hold the Answer
By Dr. Dah El Hadj Sidi
Supply chain logistics costs can account for up to 50 percent of a health product’s final price. According to Director Dah El Hadj Sidi, reducing costs throughout the supply chain could free up much-needed funding for other essential health-care programs.

8. Empowering Women and Cultivating Equitable Governance in Afghanistan
By Dr. Susanne E. Jalbert and Robert Lord-Biggers
Through a combination of training, policy reform, and positive communications, the USAID Promote: Women in Government (WIG) project supports Afghan women and government stakeholders to create civil service opportunities for women.

7. Don’t Fight the System: 3 Steps to Apply the Local Systems Framework
By Enrique Rivas
When it comes to putting USAID’s Local Systems Framework into practice, where should projects start? Enrique Rivas shares principles he developed while applying the framework in Mexico.

6. 4 Best Practices to Counter and Prevent Violent Extremism Through Governance
By Todd Diamond
Recent research shows that governance is key to countering violent extremism, but balancing immediate needs with long-term goals can be incredibly difficult in fluid conflict zones. Expert Todd Diamond shares advice based on his decades of experience.

5. The 21st Century Goldilocks: Using Technology to Monitor the Temperature of Health Commodities
By Scott Dubin
Fluctuations in the temperature of health commodities as they move along the supply chain can compromise product quality and efficacy. Scott Dubin argues the importance of using smart technology solutions to keep medicines not too hot and not too cold but just right, ensuring the most effective, high-quality medicines reach patients who need them most.

4. When It Comes to Diversity, Don’t Assume — Assess
By Francesca Molinaro
We may not want to admit it, but the development community is just as susceptible to the same diversity, inclusion, and bias issues that affect other industries. To make progress, we must shine a light on ourselves and engage in honest self-reflection.

3. Theory of Change: It’s Easier Than You Think
By Kasia Kedzia
Expert Kasia Kedzia debunks two common myths about theory of change and explains a simple exercise that makes creating a theory of change a breeze.

2. Making it to the Top: What Successful Women Do Differently
By Francesca Molinaro
Women are noticeably absent from leadership positions in global development. What can be learned from the women who do make it to the top? Francesca Molinaro shares tips for career advancement in today’s world.

1. The “Do You Believe Me?” Test for Choosing Indicators
By Kasia Kedzia and Chris Gegenheimer
How can you know if you have selected the right indicator? Directors Kasia Kedzia and Chris Gegenheimer share a simple rule of thumb.

*Results are based on the total number of unique pageviews the post had received within 30 days of publishing.