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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.

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.
Tetyana Dudka

News: Chemonics Welcomes New Senior Vice President


October 21, 2020
2 Minute Read
In her new role as senior vice president, Tetyana Dudka will develop and expand the business strategy, management acumen, and technical programming of Chemonics’ Europe and Eurasia regional business unit.
A man approaches a store owner and his acquaintance at a small store in Afghanistan

Lasting Peace in Afghanistan Powered by Broad-based Economic Growth

Catherine Kannam | Daniel Vose
October 19, 2020
< 1 Minute Read
Read on to learn what Catherine Kanman and David Vose contend are the three foundational pillars that will support lasting peace in Afghanistan.
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.

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.

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.

Three Models that Ensure Private Sector Engagement

Melissa Scudo 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?

3 Questions with Roula Moussa on Private Sector Engagement in Lebanon

Roula Moussa | Christy Sisko
September 26, 2019
5 Minute Read
After pitching and scaling a digital platform, Roula Moussa, CEO of Netways, shares insights on how the development community can better engage the private sector.