Leveraging Data for Meaningful Progress Towards Disability Inclusion

To learn more about data collection tools for disability inclusion, check out the Monitoring and Evaluation Strategies for Disability Inclusion in International Development Guide. Contact GESITeam@chemonics.com with questions. In the last 15 years, advocacy for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in international development has been rising. As persons with disabilities compose a sizable portion of the global population, approximately 15…

Abdulkader Alaeddin

Abdulkader Alaeddin is a monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) expert with 14 years of experience designing, implementing, and leading MERL activities in conflict-affected areas across the Middle East, including in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey. He has experience designing and implementing grants programs, including in the health sector. As of 2013, Mr. Alaeddin has…

2020 Vision: Three Development Trends of the New Decade

Despite a global commitment, the U.N. estimates that countries and donors need $2.5 trillion in additional finance each year to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, official development assistance in 2018 was $153 billion. The number speaks for itself: the development community simply cannot…

Let’s Get Creative: Localized Data Collection for Stronger Project Outcomes

In discussing and measuring project success, the international development community is increasingly turning to “data-driven deliverables” that collect solid, demonstrable data to show project results and to build, design, and implement successful development programs. Yet the development industry, by nature, works in places where high-quality, reliable, and consistent data is hard to collect. Local environments,…

News: Innovation, Technology, and Advancing the SDGs at ICT4D 2019

Digital technology has had a profound impact on global development across sectors and in many parts of the world. From April 30 to May 3, public, private, and civil society organizations from more than 80 countries will convene for the 2019 Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) Conference in Kampala, Uganda. Now in its…

Good, Cheap, Fast – Pick Two

This post originally appeared on the DevResults blog. Back in September, Chemonics and DevResults spoke at MERL Tech DC about the inherent compromise involved when purchasing enterprise software. In short, if you want good software that does everything you want exactly the way you want it, cheap software that is affordable and sustainable, and fast…

Applying the Principles for Digital Development to Real-World Challenges

It’s easy enough to talk about using the Principles for Digital Development (PDD). This set of best practices for technology usage, developed by donors, implementers, and stakeholders around the world, has been increasingly embraced the past few years and with good reason: they provide straightforward, intuitive guidance on how to choose and use appropriate technology…

Who Says Math Isn’t Cool? Applying Mathematical Optimization in Public Health Supply Chains

Across industries, companies work tirelessly to optimize their supply chains to get customers what they want, when they want it, and spend as little money as possible in the process. From agribusiness to e-commerce and information technology, companies strive for better data, stronger foresight, and breakthrough innovations that allow them to deliver high-quality goods faster…