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Invest in Emerging Economies to Protect Our Future

Jamey Butcher
April 20, 2023
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Chemonics' CEO and president Jamey Butcher penned an article for Fast Company about emerging and frontier economies and their role in the game-changing solutions needed to unlock creative problem-solving to tackle the global crises of our times.
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Making Central Bank Digital Currencies Work for Development

Daniel Kim | Eugénie Lund-Simon
October 7, 2022
5 Minute Read
Digital currencies have the potential to make a lasting impact on global development by being more inclusive and secure.
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Global Change Requires Local Leadership

April 11, 2022
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Building sustainable development solutions with local communities’ experience and knowledge at their foundations.
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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.
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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.
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How Chemonics Is Mobilizing Finance for Development

Estefania McPhaul
October 28, 2021
6 Minute Read
Countries need to mobilize private capital to finance self-reliance. This blog introduces USAID’s Five Point Framework and showcases how Chemonics is mobilizing finance for development.
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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?
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What Is Needed to Mobilize Commercial Finance for the Water Sector?

Michael Ashford | Lance Morrell | Owen Scott
March 17, 2021
4 Minute Read
Michael Ashford, Lance Morrell, and Owen Scott provide a three-step approach for donors to recommit themselves to support governments, due to a large financing gap in causes that address water and sanitation needs in low- and middle-income countries.