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How to Conduct Applied Political Economy Research in a Pandemic

Sharon Van Pelt | Suzanne Kelly-Lyall | Bryce Watson
November 2, 2020
5 Minute Read
Chemonics' Center for Politically Informed Programming offers five tips for overcoming the limitations of remote fieldwork to get the most out of applied political economy analyses.
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Three Questions on Financing Self-Reliance with Mario Kerby

Mario Kerby
August 11, 2020
4 Minute Read
How can development practitioners foster local commitment for financing self-reliance? Chief of Party Mario Kerby shares how his project has engaged a diverse array of stakeholders — from finance ministers to schoolchildren — to ensure commitment to crucial fiscal reforms remains strong.

The Work You May Not Know You’re Doing and How To Do It Better

Stacia George | Heather Seeley
June 30, 2020
5 Minute Read
Stacia George and Heather Seeley explore why security sector reform is key to every development project, how you may be enacting reform without knowing it, and how to do more to integrate best practices into your project for more effective and just security sector wherever you work.
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News: Chemonics Announces New Senior Vice President Victoria Cooper


January 9, 2020
2 Minute Read
In her new role, Ms. Cooper will oversee and develop the business strategy, management, and technical programming for the East and Southern Africa regional business unit.

Best of the Blog 2019


December 31, 2019
2 Minute Read
This was a big year for private sector engagement, with nearly half of our most popular posts exploring its importance to the future of development. Check out those posts and other key insights, profiles, and technical approaches from Chemonics in 2019.

Let’s Get Creative: Localized Data Collection for Stronger Project Outcomes

Gabriel Falk
December 23, 2019
4 Minute Read
How can the development community become more creative with data collection to navigate complex operating environments and gather accurate, high-quality, consistent data?

An Argument for Inclusive Stabilization

Catherine Kannam
November 7, 2019
2 Minute Read
How can organizations target the challenges specifically facing minority communities while ensuring efforts contribute to the cohesion and stability of the whole society? Catherine Kannam shares four best practices.

Using Civic Justice to Disrupt Cycles of Violence: Lessons Learned from Mexico

José Lobo | Molly Burns
October 3, 2019
5 Minute Read
By addressing root causes, civic justice can prevent violence before it escalates. In Mexico, several municipalities are turning to this model to promote lawfulness, build trust, and counter violence.