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3 Questions with Cynthia Steen on Transforming Moldova’s Agriculture Sector

Cynthia Steen
May 21, 2019
4 Minute Read
In Moldova, agricultural producers are diversifying their markets, while brokering new relationships and harnessing innovative technologies. Cynthia Steen discusses challenges and successes in this venture.

News: Innovation, Technology, and Advancing the SDGs at ICT4D 2019


April 26, 2019
4 Minute Read
At the 2019 Information and Communications Technology for Development Conference, experts from more than 70 countries convene to share technological innovation and explore the role of technology in global development.

We Have the Tools to Reach “Zero Malaria” in Pregnancy

Leah Kellgren
April 24, 2019
4 Minute Read
Malaria remains a global threat and pregnant women are especially vulnerable. There are measures we must take to ensure women no longer have to die in childbirth or fear the loss of another pregnancy because they are infected.

News: Chemonics Tackles High-Priority Global Education Issues at CIES 2019


April 15, 2019
2 Minute Read
This week, Chemonics presents at the 2019 Annual Conference of the Comparative & International Education Society (CIES) on sustainable education in conflict zones, early grade reading, book supply chain, and data- and technology-driven approaches to education.

News: Moldova Competitiveness Project Selected as Digital Development Award Winner


January 2, 2019
2 Minute Read
The Digital Development Awards recognize USAID projects and activities that apply digital technologies and data-driven approaches to meet development objectives. This year, USAID recognizes the Moldova Competitiveness Project, implemented by Chemonics, for its use of technology to safeguard the country’s vineyards.

Sequencing for Success in Blended Finance Solutions

Christy Sisko | Charlie Smith
December 12, 2018
5 Minute Read
How can implementers use blended finance to mobilize capital? Chemonics and LixCap share their experiences with sequencing and explore its potential.
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Experiential Learning for the 21st Century Workforce: Reflections from the Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit

Daniel Kim
November 6, 2018
3 Minute Read
How can we adequately prepare youth with the skills they’ll need to meet labor market demands? Daniel Kim shares his thoughts from an intern’s perspective.
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Tracking Distortions Versus Designing for Disruption

Spencer Parsons
November 1, 2018
2 Minute Read
Humanitarian professionals track market distortions to try to mitigate their effects. Meanwhile, development practitioners have been known to design market disruptions to innovate. But, whether you’re tracking distortions or designing for disruptions, monitoring and evaluation are crucial.

Facilitating Gender Equitable Policy Reform: Four Principles

Dr. Susanne E. Jalbert | Aimal Hakim
October 16, 2018
3 Minute Read
In Afghanistan, implementors embrace a stakeholder-centric approach to overcome policy challenges to gender equity. Technical specialists and local government officials agree that accountability and local ownership are crucial elements of this model.