Measuring Community Norms Around Women’s Empowerment in the West Bank: Opportunities and Challenges of a Novel Approach Using Cultural Consensus

Understanding cultural norms is essential to achieving development results but can sometimes be difficult. The authors of this paper tested a novel method to monitor and evaluate a USAID justice project in the West Bank, Palestine.
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How USAID’s Solicitations and Resulting Awards Include Underrepresented Groups

This Chemonics paper analyzes how USAID programming has integrated the inclusion of four commonly underrepresented social groups — persons with disabilities, minorities, youth, and those who identify as LGBTI — from solicitation to project implementation.
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Our Vision for Diversity and Inclusion

This primer provides an overview for Chemonics’ approach to diversity and inclusion for their workforce and workplace, and the organization’s engagement with others.
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Global Approach to Women in Leadership

This primer is an overview of Chemonics’ approach to addressing the systemic barriers and opportunities for women to lead in various sectors through their programs.
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Disability-Inclusion at Chemonics International

This primer is an overview for Chemonics’ commitment to ensuring persons with disability can participate in and benefit from development programs.
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Embedding CLA Practices into the Activity Early on Fostered Improvements in Nutrition, Sanitation, and Farm Production in Southwestern Tajikistan

Food insecurity and inadequate dietary intake are major public health problems across Khatlon province in Tajikistan. However, the Feed the Future Tajikistan Agriculture and Water Activity aims to directly engage rural women in agricultural productivity, boosting awareness of better nutrition and sanitation behaviors.
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In Search of Common Ground: Applying Shared Lessons from Countering Violent Extremism and Preventing Gang Violence

This paper discusses the various ways to mitigate the drivers of group violence by the international development community by putting forth five principles to design and implement programs aimed at countering and preventing violent extremism and enabling stable environments for improved development.
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New Skills Allow Young Moldovan Designer to Find Work at Home

The Moldova Competitiveness Project, funded by USAID and Sweden, enhances local companies by training workers like Victoria Andries, a 23-year-old shoe designer who feels closer to achieving her goals because of the project.
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Socially Responsible Manufacturing Brings Success

At a Moldovan shoe manufacturing plant, investments in modern production equipment lead to reduced waste and shorter production times, and increased salaries for some of the country’s most vulnerable workers.
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Social Responsibility Secures Better Jobs for Low Skilled Workers

Moldovan women, working within light industry factories, possess the opportunity for better salaries, safer working conditions, and enhanced productivity due to the USAID- and Sweden-funded Moldova Competitiveness Project SMART program.
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Gagauz Apparel Company Creates Jobs for Women in Rural Areas

RiDiager, a clothing manufacturer in the Gagauzia Autonomy, upgraded its facilities, opened new factories and created jobs for rural women with support from the Moldova Competitiveness Project. As a result, the owner has staff loyalty and an expansion in specialized production lines.
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