Living the Principles for Digital Development

The Principles for Digital Development are living guidelines designed to provide best practices for development practitioners using digital technology to achieve development impact. A community-driven effort, the principles themselves are the result of many lessons learned and shared by development projects around the globe. In keeping with that spirit, we invited members of our team…

Digital Revolution: The Future of Higher Education in Liberia

The Liberian education system is recovering after decades of civil instability. The longstanding effects of two civil wars, exacerbated by school closures during the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak, left Liberia with a fragile education system and even weaker information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure. Although information is more accessible than ever, students and faculty at Liberia’s…

Digital Solutions, Global Impact: Chemonics at #GDDF2021

Digital technology has had a profound impact on global development across sectors and in many parts of the world. On May 5, public, private, and civil society organizations from more than 120 countries will join the 2021 Global Digital Development Forum. Now in its second year, this free online event will bring together more than 2,500…

Digitizing the Agricultural Value Chain

This post originally appeared on MarketLinks. Over the past few decades, we’ve all heard variations of the same refrain: the future is digital. However, digital’s promise is hard to realize in many contexts given the technology infrastructure required for success. This goes beyond broadband internet availability and access to include cultural norms and other factors…

Playing Matchmaker for Farmers and Buyers in Georgia

Georgian Authenticity Set on the eastern coast of the Black Sea, at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Georgia is a country with unique gastronomy that requires authenticity. That faithfulness to tradition is emblematic in the supra — or Georgian feast — conducted by a charismatic toastmaster, over savory dishes. It is also demonstrated in…

News: Chemonics Does Digital Health

Digital health presents new opportunities to contribute to Sustainable Development Goal 3, to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages. We are proud to promote technological development and engage the workforce necessary to harness and leverage the power and possibility behind digital health. Next week, Chemonics will join more than 1,000 digital health practitioners…

Achieving Data Visibility for Health Supply Chain Information Systems

Today’s supply chains are growing in complexity, driven by factors such as globalization and changing market trends. Global health supply chains offer unique challenges and opportunities due to the changing patterns of commodity flows and new demands for responsive and agile supply chains that don’t compromise on the quality of medicines. As a result, the…

Alejandro Ruiz-Acevedo

Alejandro Ruiz-Acevedo currently serves as the chief of party on Inclusive Justice project in Colombia, after concluding his stewardship of the preceding Justice for a Sustainable Peace project in Colombia. He is an experienced chief of party and development specialist with more than 19 years of experience, including with institutional strengthening programs and local initiatives…

Cracking the Case to Strengthen Haiti’s Judicial System

In Haiti, obtaining judicial records is a daunting task. In one jurisdiction, a prosecutor may need a case file essential for a trial but be unable to find the documents due to inconsistent filing systems. Elsewhere, a clerk may charge illegal fees to retrieve otherwise “lost” case files, thereby reducing trust in the legal process.…

News: USAID Awards “Digis” to Two Projects Implemented by Chemonics

The USAID Awards for Digital Development (“the Digis”) recognize projects and activities that apply digital technologies and data-driven approaches to meet development objectives. In 2020, projects implemented by Chemonics earned two of the five Digis USAID awarded from a pool of 140 applications. Among this year’s winners, the Pakistan Small and Medium Enterprise Activity (SMEA)…

Final Report: Digital Liberia and Electronic Government Activity

The Digital Liberia and Electronic Government Activity (Digital Liberia) is funded by the USAID Global Development, in collaboration with USAID/Liberia. The program built on the momentum started both before and during the Ebola crisis to strengthen the Government of Liberia’s (GOL) information and communications technology capacity and improve connectivity to better prepare the GOL to…