A Conversation with Anna Slother on Staff Care and Wellness in Conflict and Crisis

As the world and development community continue to face increasingly complex humanitarian and conflict crises, most recently Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Chemonics’ Executive Vice President Anna Slother discusses the importance of staff care globally. She offers insights from her experience leading crisis responses, shares lessons learned from resilient Ukrainian, Afghan, and other colleagues worldwide, and…

News: Lebanon Community Support Program Earns Award at SID-US Innovation Competition

Attendees of last week’s Society for International Development-United States (SID-US) annual conference recognized the USAID Lebanon Community Support Program (CSP) for their innovative approach to using affordable, renewable energy to solve the gap in the delivery of critical public services. The award was announced as part of SID-US’s annual innovation competition. CSP’s submission “Solar Solutions to Counter…

Advancing Inclusive Development

Chemonics invests in people, systems, and practices to facilitate the exchange of ideas and best practices in inclusive development. With a dedicated Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Technical Practice — a 200-member community of practice of development professionals and a network of more than 70 technical specialists embedded in projects around the world —…

Creativity and Innovation Can Save the Day

With today’s incredible advancements in technology, medicine, and industry, there has never been a better time in history to be alive. Yet universal gaps in income and wellbeing persist to a staggering degree, especially compared to the relative wealth and resources generated by the world economy. According to reporting by the World Economic Forum, the richest…

Learning from All Children Reading Technical Briefs

From 2015 through 2021, Chemonics led multiple early grade reading reform activities under the USAID All Children Reading Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Contract. These activities include programming in Senegal to support the Ministry of National Education’s Lecture Pour Tous program; in Rwanda under the Soma Umenye project; and in Tajikistan for the Read with Me project.…

Innovating Techniques and Technology to Improve Education in Tajikistan

In 2021, village elders in the small Tajik community of Isfisor noticed a woman who frequently traveled the unpaved road through their neighborhood to visit the local school. Curious about the nature of the woman’s visits, they asked the school’s director, Nazira Khabibova. “I explained that our school works with the USAID Read with Me project,” says Khabibova,…

News: Chemonics and Partners Host Third Annual Global Digital Development Forum

On May 4-5, 2022, an anticipated 3,000 development professionals from around the world will gather online for the third annual Global Digital Development Forum. This free-for-participants event will be a platform to share and learn about using digital technology to increase development impact. Chemonics has partnered with USAID, Deloitte, TechChange, DAI, Palladium, CARE, and the…

Revitalizing Serbia’s Renewable Energy Sector

Serbia’s economic reliance on energy imports from Russia has historically prevented the country from diversifying its energy sources. The Serbian government’s 2020 goal to achieve 27% of final energy consumption from renewable energy fell short. However, this goal demonstrates an acknowledgement by Serbian leaders that they must embrace energy efficient technologies and practices to achieve…

3 Questions with Chris Perine on Chemonics’ Climate Group

Chemonics has decades of deep climate adaptation, mitigation, and management experience. Our new Climate Group helps us consolidate all of our accumulated experience, coordinate the deployment of our in-house expertise, and more systematically address climate risks and opportunities in our current project portfolio and new business efforts. 1. What do you see as key challenges…

Final Report: Tajikistan Read with Me Project

From 2016 to 2021, The USAID Read with Me Project (RWM) improved reading outcomes in Tajikistan by increasing the availability of reading materials in 80% of Tajik schools, training 75% of primary school reading teachers in modern training techniques, leveraging $2 Million in funds to support literacy activities through innovation and partnerships, and increased government…