News: Chemonics Setting Science-Based Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Targets

Chemonics is committed to confronting the climate crisis by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its global operations. Today, Chemonics announces that it has joined the Business Ambition for 1.5°C Campaign and has committed to setting emissions reduction targets in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement. Chemonics joins the world’s largest and fastest-growing…

News: Colombia Rural Finance Initiative Selected as 2022 Digital Development Award Winner

The Digital Development Awards (“the Digis”) recognize and celebrate USAID projects and activities that support inclusive development through digital technology. This year, the USAID Colombia Rural Finance Initiative (RFI) implemented by Chemonics was selected as one of five Digi recipients for developing a mobile phone-based system for rural smallholders and urban-based, low-income groups to conduct…

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…

International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP2022)

ICFP2022 brought together more than 3,500 participants from at least 125 countries for the world’s largest scientific conference focused on family planning and sexual and reproductive health and rights from November 14-17, 2022, in Pattaya, Thailand. Twenty Chemonics staff participated at the conference, representing work Chemonics conducted in Angola, Bangladesh, Niger, Rwanda, the West African…

Innovations in Contraceptive Packaging to Drive Supply Chain Efficiencies and Commodity Security

Product packaging is important for contraceptive security. It is relevant at every level of the supply chain and contributes to the “6 rights” of logistics. As a result, USAID, UNFPA, and the Chemonics-led USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management Project (GHSC-PSM) began a multi-year, coordinated effort to consider improvements how products are…

Digitalizing Economic Growth

Digital technology is transforming the way people and organizations connect and conduct business, and this transformation’s impacts on the economy are significant. Despite these advances, digital transformation is not reaching people equally around the world. In this technical brief, we present four considerations for advancing the digital economy based on our experiences applying them in three projects in Colombia,…

Trends in Contraceptive Security Policy: 12 Years of the Contraceptive Security Indicators Survey

Contraceptive security is the ability to choose, obtain and use a wide range of high-quality and affordable contraceptive methods. National governments use policy levers to achieve their family planning goals. At the global level, contraceptive security aligns with several Sustainable Development Goals. Detailed, reliable data is needed to identify best practices, assess trends, and target…

2022 Forum on New Approaches to Countering Corruption Across Sectors

This virtual Forum brought together development practitioners, donors, and academics working to overcome the obstacles to sustainable progress created by corrupt practices and institutions to varying degrees in every country and every sector of development where USAID, Chemonics, and our partners around the world are pushing for meaningful changes that improve people’s lives. We used…

Improving Lives through Access to High-Quality Family Planning

Access to high-quality voluntary family planning enables individuals, couples, and families to improve their sexual and reproductive health, transforming their lives while contributing to their communities’ economic growth and resilience. Yet more than 200 million women who want to avoid pregnancy lack access to modern contraceptive methods. This limits their ability to decide whether to…

Frontiers of Digital Development Forum 2022

The forum will bring together tech enthusiasts and skeptics from across the digital development sector for important debates and dialogue on frontier digital trends, enriching networking, and hands-on learning opportunities. This is a hybrid event, scheduled for November 1 and 2 in Washington, D.C. and online. Register Here to Attend In Person Register Here to…

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,…