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Building an Inclusive and Accessible Remote Work Environment

Rachel Chaikof | Zhiyan Arif
May 15, 2020
2 Minute Read
Accessible and inclusive remote environments benefit everyone, not only persons with disabilities and caregivers. These are some best practices to ensure inclusive remote work environments.

Tragic but Not Unique: Maternal Death in a Rural Clinic

Julie Becker | Emma Clark
May 5, 2020
4 Minute Read
This is the first in a series of maternal health blogs, setting the scene for a conversation about the challenges of offering quality care in lower volume, more basic health facilities.

3 Questions with Garrett Dorer about Remote Management in the Era of COVID-19

Garrett Dorer
April 23, 2020
4 Minute Read
With development project staff and partners working remotely and in many cases scattered across the globe due to the COVID-19 pandemic, how do we ensure project continuity and staff cohesion? Garrett Dorer provides practical recommendations for remote management during this challenging time.

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.

3 Questions with Andrew Hassan on Hacking COVID-19

Andrew Hassan
April 15, 2020
5 Minute Read
Andrew Hassan reflects on the potential of virtual collaboration for solving intractable challenges and describes his hackathon team’s journey from problem to potential solution.

Preventing Culture from Eating Your Strategy

Alexandra Brewis-Slade | Peggy Ochandarena | Roseanne Schuster
April 9, 2020
4 Minute Read
Cultural norms can thwart the most technically sound development strategies. How can the cultural consensus model, developed by anthropologists, help to ensure that culture strengthens rather than weakens a strategy's effectiveness?

3 Takeaways from Testing the Gender Competency Framework in Ethiopia

Andrea Poling | Samantha Law
April 7, 2020
3 Minute Read
How do family planning service providers consider gender when counseling their clients? Here’s what HRH2030 learned in Ethiopia.