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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.

Rethinking the Relationship Between Security and Development

Hannah Jackson
August 11, 2022
6 Minute Read
How do development practitioners and their security colleagues curb perceptions that security and technical experts have two seemingly disparate goals?

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.

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.

Trauma-Informed Approaches to Development

India Boland
October 15, 2020
4 Minute Read
Development practitioners must consider how trauma affects the communities in which they work when designing and implementing programs. Chemonics shares a new resource that offers key principles and practical steps that development projects can use to ensure activities are trauma-sensitive at all stages of implementation.

3 Questions with Fred Kasongo on Expanding Early Grade Literacy in Crisis-Affected Communities

Fred Kasongo
August 14, 2020
4 Minute Read
How can we equip teachers to support student literacy in the midst of global and regional uncertainties? Fred Kasongo reflects on the ACCELERE!1 project's training-of-trainers activities designed to strengthen early grade literacy in Eastern DRC, despite COVID-19, Ebola, and armed conflicts.