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Rooting Out Systemic Corruption in Latin America Through Partnership

Lejla Kolenovic Ismail | Paola Barragan
June 21, 2023
3 Minute Read
Partnerships between governments, citizens, and donors have an important role to play in rooting out corruption.
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Supporting Sustainable Livelihoods in the Colombian Amazon

Alasdair Shott |
June 14, 2023
4 Minute Read
With deforestation rising and greenhouse gases at critical levels, the need to promote and strengthen more sustainable livelihoods in the Colombian Amazon is greater than ever.
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What Role Does Trust Play in Effective International Development Programmes?

Payal Chandiramani | Christopher Marshall |
September 22, 2022
5 Minute Read
Establishing trust between people is a key ingredient in development programming. Yet, trust is seldom measured as its mercurial nature makes it challenging to define. Chemonics’ new whitepaper proffers a set of principles to help development, and in particular, governance specialists, develop a definition of trust that reflects their project's unique conditions and objectives to guide decision making and programming.
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In Conversation with Joy Kiiru: Connecting Research and Evidence to Policy

Joy Kiiru
September 6, 2022
4 Minute Read
The effective use of research can ignite a country’s growth and economic development. In many African countries, however, there is a disconnect between the research institutions that build evidence and the governments well-positioned to leverage research. Our Communications Team sat down with development economist and researcher Joy Kiiru to understand how to bring evidence and policy together.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?