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3 Questions with Mohammed Almuathny on The Power of Local Roots when Building Resilience

Mohammed Almuathny, Grant Officer, DCEO |
July 14, 2023
3 Minute Read
Mohammed Almuathny explains why his work implementing grants on the Iraq Durable Communities and Economic Opportunities (DCEO) project is made more impactful and personally fulfilling through his connection to the local community.
Two men wearing USAID clothing sort rocks.

Advancing the Green Economy Through Market-Based Approaches

Liz Keller | Greg Rulifson, Sustainability Advisor to BHA, ICF International
November 15, 2022
< 1 Minute Read
Climate change threatens economic growth worldwide, and the application of market-based approaches to address development and humanitarian challenges is essential for building climate-resilient and sustainable economies.
A judge speaking with a man in a suit on the steps of a large building.

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?
A man assessing and accounting for shipping containers in a storage yard in Johannesburg South Africa. He is wearing a reflective vest and a face mask.

Building Back Better Through Trade

Lisa Ruch |
January 18, 2021
3 Minute Read
Balancing ethical concerns with a demand-led approach to trading relationships can transform fragile value chains into resilient market systems that pay out for emerging and developed economies as well as suppliers and buyers.
A woman wearing a protective mask stands beside several gas stoves on display in a store.

Voices from Our Projects: Critical Skills for Private Sector Engagement

Julian Guelig | Frenki Kozeli | Jessica Soto | Gabriela Posada | Oscar Jacob
November 5, 2020
5 Minute Read
Experts from our projects across Latin America offer tips and insights about critical skills needed for effective private sector engagement.
Attendees of the 2019 UNLEASH Global Innovation Lab cheer during a general session.

3 Lessons for Empowering Youth to Drive Sustainable Change Through Innovation

Lauren Behr
October 14, 2020
5 Minute Read
Youth empowerment through social innovation and entrepreneurship has incredible potential to solve problems at a grassroots level if youth are given robust platforms to connect and act.
Image of a lightbulb shattering.

Creativity and Innovation During a Global Crisis

Jamey Butcher
April 21, 2020
5 Minute Read
Creativity and innovation are critical for the global community to fight the impacts of COVID-19. Chemonics' president and CEO Jamey Butcher explores lessons for navigating this unprecedented challenge.
Four women socialize around a store counter in Colombia

Building a Financial Services Market Where There Wasn’t One

Heather Joffe Reyes
April 2, 2020
5 Minute Read
How did one USAID initiative get banks on board to provide $1 billion in services in rural Colombia? How can we do that elsewhere? It takes a systemic, business-driven approach to connect supply with demand at scale.
Two men discussing a large bottle of chemicals outside a warehouse.

Three Models that Ensure Private Sector Engagement

Melissa Gasmi | Eileen Hoffman | Tracy Shanks
February 10, 2020
< 1 Minute Read
If private sector engagement (PSE) is a journey — with some companies farther along than others — then what is the role of international development implementers to better enable and facilitate that engagement?