Supporting Access to Justice for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence

In 2020, there were more than 122,000 reported cases of gender-based violence (GBV) in Colombia. The country has also seen a rise in femicides in recent years. Since January 2022, the USAID Inclusive Justice Activity has been trying to improve Colombian citizens’ trust in the justice system by increasing access to justice services and reducing…

3 Ways to Integrate Disability Inclusion and Accessibility in Procurement

People with disabilities often do not have access in their workplaces, at trainings, and workshops, and lack accommodations such as a ramp or elevator, sign language interpreters, real-time captioning, braille and/or enlarged text that facilitate their participation in society on an equal basis with others. Concurrently, although well intentioned, public policies aimed to support people…

World AIDS Day: Accelerating Equitable Access to Testing, Treatment, and Prevention

Chemonics has accelerated its person-centered solutions to deliver HIV services to those most in need. Through partnerships with governments, the private sector, and local communities, we improve access to testing at the last mile through mobile outreach, keep people on treatment through multi-month dispensing, and ensure that children receive treatment so they can live long,…

The War in Ukraine and the Future of Global Food Security

This post originally appeared in the Council of International Development Companies’  (CIDC) Thought Leadership Compendium.  Hunger and food insecurity have steadily worsened throughout the last decade. Climate change — with its cascading effects on crop production and land viability —has exacerbated global food insecurity, and in recent years, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to key agricultural…

Development Works Here with Taylor Jack

Meet Taylor Jack, Program Manager for the East and Southern Africa Region at Chemonics. In addition to supporting Chemonics’ projects in Uganda and Zimbabwe and being a founding member of ChemONYX, our employee resource group dedicated to cultivating Black leaders, Taylor recently co-authored a book: The Young Black Leader’s Guide to a Successful Career in…

Advancing the Green Economy Through Market-Based Approaches

Climate change is a global crisis that threatens every aspect of economic growth. Since enterprises are drivers of economic growth, applying market-based approaches that use business models and market forces to address development and humanitarian challenges more sustainably and at scale is essential for building climate-resilient and sustainable economies. Market-based approaches will need strong collaboration across technical sectors and market actors,…

High-Impact Partnerships for Closing the Gender Digital Divide

Access to mobile technology and the internet can help boost gross domestic product (GDP) through job creation and greater productivity, increasing access to markets, services, and information. However, despite the global adoption of technology over the last decade, access and use have not been equally distributed. There are still almost 3 billion people currently unconnected,…

Learning from Colombia’s Inclusive Approach to Migration

Globally, the number of people forcibly displaced from their homes now exceeds a record 100 million people. Many cross borders to flee from conflict, violence, insecurity, or persecution – bravely facing challenges like language or cultural differences in search of stability, safety, and opportunity. Examples include migrants, inclusive of refugees and asylum seekers, leaving Ukraine,…

Tajikistan: Building Resilience into the Oxygen Supply Chain

When COVID-19 hit Tajikistan in early 2020, it soon became clear that supplemental oxygen would be the most essential life-saving treatment for those who fell severely ill. Tajikistan’s health system, like many in lower- and middle-income countries, was unprepared to meet the needs of COVID-19 patients. In India, for example, people formed long queues outside…

Ukraine: Collaborating to Successfully Deliver HIV Medication

Taking managed risks to achieve a desired outcome is a given for successful supply chain work, but risks elevate to a whole other level when working in a country at war. That was the case this year, when Chemonics helped deliver nearly 210,000 bottles of life-saving antiretrovirals (ARVs) into Ukraine, enough to ensure that roughly…

Driving Innovation and Managing Risk in the Global Health Supply Chain 

From earthquakes to cyclones to epidemics and a pandemic, the global health supply chain has been rattled far and wide in recent years. Managing it is a daily exercise in creativity and risk management, but balancing these two factors is tricky, and the cost of failure can mean people are unable to access the lifesaving medications…