Monitoring and Evaluation Strategies for Disability Inclusion in International Development

Integrating disability inclusion into international development programming is critical to achieving inclusive development goals. This guide is intended to support proposal and project teams in meeting requirements for disaggregated participant data (or other disability inclusion measures) and to integrate disability inclusion into their monitoring and evaluation plans. It includes background on data and disability inclusion,…

Dr. Kenya Dugger

Dr. Kenya Dugger brings 21 years of experience in the Army and Department of Defense, and more than twelve years of experience working with executives and employees in the areas of global diversity and inclusion, data analysis, culture awareness, ethics and compliance, and human resources. Prior to his position at Chemonics, Dr. Dugger spent two…

Investing in Tunisia’s Tourism Industry

Nine years after the Tunisian Revolution, Tunisia’s biggest challenges include growing the economy and providing economic opportunities for its people. The COVID-19 pandemic has compounded the economy’s fragile condition, leaving the government scrambling to rescue the nation’s finances. The tourism sector’s recovery is critical to reviving Tunisia’s economy, particularly after the pandemic ends. The USAID Visit…

Inclusive Practices: Collaborating with People Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Deaf and hard of hearing people are often sidelined by lack of access to language at an early age, information, resources, education, and employment. This marginalization results in high risk for developmental and mental health problems. Yet, like others with disabilities, with appropriate access to resources and inclusive practice, Deaf and hard of hearing people…

The Case for Youth Engagement in the Program Design Process

As global development professionals, we need to recognize that today’s world leaders don’t fit the narrow definitions of previous generations. We typically think of leaders as those with long-established power, while we ignore influential, often young, individuals like small-scale farmers and healthcare workers, community organizers and policy advocates. Today, integrating youth engagement in program design…

Cecilia Barraza

Cecilia Barraza is a Colombian GBV expert with 27 years of experience designing and implementing public policies to advance gender equity, improve access to justice, and reduce GBV. She currently serves as deputy chief of party on the USAID/Colombia Justice for Sustainable Peace project. Cecilia has served as an advisor on the Presidential Council for…

Demonstrating Leadership for Racial Equality in Development

This post originally appeared on Devex. It’s clear that the United States, along with countries around the world, is reckoning with systems of racial inequality. Chemonics and many other organizations in and outside of the development community are examining and taking action to uproot racism in their headquarters, through their processes, and in the communities…

Juan Barco

Juan is an expert in social policy, with over 14 years of experience working on the implementation and evaluation of Colombian national policies to overcome extreme poverty. He currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Party – Technical for the $40 million USAID/Colombia Migration Management Activity, the first task order under the Venezuela Response Integration…

Leveraging Your Company’s ERG: How to Partner with Global LGBTI Civil Society Organizations

As countries around the world grapple with the COVID-19 health crisis, the downstream economic and social impacts are particularly devastating for populations that already exist within the margins of society, including those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI). In many countries, the pandemic has amplified the stigma, discrimination, violence, and deprivation…

Branden Ryan

Branden Ryan has eight years of international development experience in gender equality and social inclusion, project management, training, and business development. In his role, he ensures that projects and proposals mainstream and integrate gender equality and social inclusion principles and conducts technical outreach, communications, and research activities. Prior to joining Chemonics, he worked with Crown…