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Why Conflict Analysis Matters for Economic Development

Bianca S Auriemo
August 15, 2022
4 Minute Read
In fragile and conflict-affected areas, promoting effective economic growth is impossible without a thorough understanding of local conflict dynamics. Without this, programs risk causing more harm.

3 Questions with CIO Anne Kottmeier on Technology and Innovation in Development

Anne Kottmeier
August 9, 2022
3 Minute Read
Chemonics’ new Chief Information Officer (CIO) Anne Kottmeier joins us with a wealth of global experience in information technology management in different industries. In this blog, she explores how technology and innovation are crucial to development, and what we can learn from others to enhance our impact.
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Ecological Fiscal Transfers: Tying Ecological Indicators to Fiscal Policies

Alejandro López-Serrano
July 15, 2022
5 Minute Read
Ecological fiscal transfers compensate sub-national governments for their investments in nature.

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.

Creativity and Innovation Can Save the Day

Lauren Behr
April 21, 2022
5 Minute Read
Innovation & Investment Senior Advisor Lauren Behr discusses the urgency for innovation and the difficulty of scaling it to respond to today’s challenges on this World Creativity & Innovation Day.

Global Change Requires Local Leadership


April 11, 2022
< 1 Minute Read
Building sustainable development solutions with local communities’ experience and knowledge at their foundations.

3 Building Blocks for Mobilizing Inclusive Climate Finance

Kerry Dittmeier | Branden Ryan | Jafar Shami
February 2, 2022
5 Minute Read
During a time when the private sector acknowledges the economic impact of climate change, international development partners must commit to easing bottlenecks that prevent corporate participation from mobilizing towards climate solutions. These building blocks highlight methods to incentivize private sector investment in inclusive climate action.

Navigating Enterprise-Destroying Pitfalls in SME Assistance

Daniel Kim | Jafar Shami
February 1, 2022
5 Minute Read
Jafar Shami and Daniel Kim share three common pitfalls when delivering assistance to SMEs and in response, offer actionable solutions and tools to support inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

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?