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Approaches for Building Investment Ecosystems in Africa: Lessons from Three Countries

Marissa Claudia Taylor
November 29, 2023
4 Minute Read
Establishing and cultivating resilient investment ecosystems is critical to enable sustained deal-making opportunities. This aligns closely with USAID’s priorities of addressing economic headwinds and promoting inclusive economic growth.
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Filling in the Gaps: Generating Evidence through Applied Research Investments

Jennifer Simpson | Nahro Matti | Katie Taylor
November 28, 2023
4 Minute Read
Chemonics’ Evidence & Learning for Scale (E&L4S) Awards seek to address USAID’s Learning Agenda questions through applied research. As the awarded proposals near the end of their study period, here is what we have learned so far.
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Applying the ‘Do No Harm’ Principle Through Informed Consent

Evis Farka Haake
November 21, 2023
3 Minute Read
Here are our recommendations on how to apply informed consent in complex environments, such as fragile and conflict-affected settings.

What’s Trending in the Rule of Law Sector

Tomas Bridle | Lejla Kolenovic Ismail | Neil Levine
November 15, 2023
4 Minute Read
Chemonics’ 7th annual Rule of Law Summit was a different kind of conference. We experimented with design and format to put learning at the center and fashioned a peer exchange that accelerated cross-project learning that is now on its way to implementation.
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How a Global Video Challenge Inspires Collaboration and Learning

Sevag Ohanian
November 9, 2023
5 Minute Read
Chemonics’ Global MEL Video Challenge, an innovative initiative that fosters learning through annual video submissions, provides a platform for global teams to learn from each other.
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Context and Adaptation: The Secret Ingredients of Supply Chain Innovation

Tom Brown
November 3, 2023
4 Minute Read
In an innovation-friendly environment, situation-specific innovations are locally developed, producing a strong sense of ownership and accountability and, by extension, a higher chance of success.
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A Second Malaria Vaccine Is Approved. Here’s How to Help It Fulfill Its Potential

Mulamuli (Mula) Mpofu | Carey Walovich
October 18, 2023
4 Minute Read
We welcome the R21 vaccine as a complimentary, cost-effective, and affordable malaria prevention approach, and we share practical recommendations to maximize its impact.
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Deconstructing Ingrained Patriarchal Attitudes in the Western Balkans One Individual at a Time

Bilsana Bibic | Jeta Pajaziti Doli
October 16, 2023
4 Minute Read
How can we combat SGBV by deconstructing patriarchal attitudes? Chemonics UK's WBROLI project explores in this blog.
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Shifting the Migration Narrative: From Fragility to Resiliency and (Re)Integration

Ariana Szepesi-Colmenares | Catalina Andazola
October 11, 2023
5 Minute Read
Looking ahead towards migrant (re)integration and the steps needed to change the Central American narrative surrounding migrant's fragility.