Defining and Advancing a Gender-Competent Family Planning Service Provider: Competency Framework and eLearning Course

Around the world, gender norms influence the ability of individuals, couples, and families to meet their desired family planning needs. Provider bias and power imbalances in client-provider and client-client interactions impact the quality and accessibility of family planning reproductive health service providers who have great potential to be change agents. As they overcome biases and…

SERVIR Service Planning Toolkit

How do we build inclusive spaces when developing geospatial services? How can we ensure that the services developed by SERVIR benefit all of society—particularly the most vulnerable—in the context of a rapidly changing climate? SERVIR applies a user-centric and collaborative approach to answer these questions, applying Earth observations, geospatial science and technology to address development…

Tools for Evaluating Climate Change Adaptation Programs

Communities across the globe are coping with the impacts of a changing climate. To help them manage these impacts, USAID and its partners increasingly apply a “climate lens” to activities. A critical input to this is best practices guidance on both the use of climate change adaptation (CCA) strategies and the targeting of resources where…

Monitoring and Evaluating Climate Adaptation Activities: A Reference Guide for City Managers

Climate adaptation initiatives are increasing at both the international and national level. At the local level, cities are leading the way, committing to ambitious climate adaptation goals through global city networks or groups. Adaptation monitoring and evaluation (and importantly, learning) of activities can help cities move beyond city- and project-level progress reporting. This reference guide…

Getting to (2+6): A Toolkit for Responsive Numeracy Programs

Check back for new chapters! Numeracy—or the ability to use, interpret, and communicate mathematical information—is critical to a child’s education. Children who master mathematical principles are often better able to navigate the world, prepared with strong foundations in science, technology, engineering, and beyond. Dispelling the myth that only select students can succeed in math and…

Elite Bargains and Political Deals Toolkit

The free, open-access toolkit provides organizations a step-by-step guide to plan and run a two-to-four-day workshop on applying “Elite Bargains and Political Deals” (EBPD) theory in community-level conflicts. The workshop explains foundational EBPD concepts and helps local organizations translate theory into practical peace and stabilization activities. Peacebuilding and stabilization efforts must consider informal power structures…

World AIDS Day 2020 Social Media Toolkit

World AIDS Day is December 1. This year’s theme for World AIDS Day is global solidarity, shared responsibility. Join us in spreading the word on how to end AIDS and fast-track the progress to achieving the UNAIDS  95-95-95 goals with the social media toolkit below.    

Sexual Harassment, Exploitation, and Abuse: A Toolkit for Building a Prevention and Response Program

Sexual harassment, exploitation, and abuse is a problem that affects all sectors’ workforces, all corners of the globe, and people living across the full spectrum of sexualities and gender identities. Strong workplace anti-sexual harassment and assault mechanisms provide pathways for staff to access appropriate protection without fear of retaliation and promote an environment where individuals…

Emergency Supply Chain Preparedness and Response

In 2017, Chemonics joined the Global Health Security Agenda, a partnership of nearly 50 nations, international organizations, and non-governmental stakeholders, to help countries better prepare for pandemic and epidemic outbreaks. Research has shown that planning for and investing in emergency preparedness in advance – and building resilient supply chains – reduces the amount of response funds…

Guidelines for a Rapid Financial Soundness Assessment

Through the Financial Sector Knowledge Sharing Project (FS Share) Task Order, the USAID Bureau for Economic Growth Agriculture and Trade (EGAT) and Chemonics proactively collaborate with missions to identify financial sector priorities and develop strategies and programs to grow the financial sector. FS Share identifies financial sector best practices and aggregates them through model scopes…