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Rethinking Technical Assistance in Rapidly Changing Socioeconomic Environments

Fares El Zein
May 12, 2022
5 Minute Read
The successful design and implementation of technical assistance in a rapidly changing socioeconomic environment is contingent upon participatory and systematic feedback mechanisms between implementing organizations and the communities they serve. In this blog, we share lessons from the Community Support Program in Lebanon.

What Is People-Centered Justice Programming and Why Does it Matter To You?

Rebecca Duke | Linda Eriksson
February 24, 2022
4 Minute Read
Chemonics’ Democracy and Governance Practice analyzed information from five Chemonics-implemented USAID projects on how global colleagues understand and operationalize people-centered justice (PCJ) in different contexts.

Development Works Here with Karina Perez Jvostova

Karina Perez Jvostova
November 24, 2021
< 1 Minute Read
Development works here because great people work here. We’re excited to introduce you to our team.

Guiding Principles for Integrating the Private Sector in Democracy and Governance

Kerry Dittmeier | Luke Waggoner
November 18, 2021
5 Minute Read
The private sector plays a critical role in advocating for better governance and strengthening democratic systems. So why are they often overlooked?

Next-Generation Urban WASH Requires Transparent, Innovative Governance

Barbara Rossmiller | Stephen Dunn | Sharon Van Pelt
August 4, 2021
5 Minute Read
Effective governance underpins equitable and efficient service delivery. Explore how developing new and improved methods of governance is critical to addressing the growing challenge of urbanization.
A woman and her child fill barrels with water in South Africa.

More than Pipes and Pumps: Good Governance Drives Improved WASH

Stephen Dunn | Barbara Rossmiller
July 1, 2021
4 Minute Read
In a rapidly urbanizing world, how can cities improve governance to meet the water, sanitation, and hygiene needs of their growing populations, particularly the most vulnerable?
A survey team of Al-Dhulail municipality in Jordan take precise measurements for the area of Wadi Al-Dhulail for their Master Development Plan, which is being developed jointly with the municipalities of Al-Hallabat and Al-Khalidiyah in cooperation with the Jordan CITIES project.

3 Lessons from Jordan on Using Asset and Liability Management to Encourage Local Economic Development

Lance Morrell | Mohammad Alamoush | Luke Waggoner
June 7, 2021
5 Minute Read
Sharp increases in population growth globally are stretching local governments tasked with providing services to their constituents. How can municipalities pay for this dramatic increase in service and the infrastructure needed to attract new businesses and spark local economic development?

For Holistic Violence Prevention, Consider the Local Systems Framework

Luke Waggoner | Steven Dudley
April 8, 2021
4 Minute Read
Without understanding complex political dynamics, motives, and systems, development practitioners risk exacerbating drivers of violence. USAID's Local Systems Framework can help to ensure programming is effective in curbing violence.
women riding on motorbike

Combatting Human Trafficking During COVID-19

Heather Goldsmith
January 27, 2021
5 Minute Read
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased opportunities for human traffickers to exploit people with limited financial means. Based on her work in Myanmar, Heather Goldsmith suggests how development partners can adapt their approaches to educational outreach on combatting trafficking to vulnerable communities.