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Director, Communications Payal Chandiramani

Payal Chandiramani has 16 years of experience in strategic communications and marketing, operations, project management, and business development. She previously served as the communications and design director for Chemonics’ health and supply chain business line, which includes the $9.5 billion USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management project. Prior to that she was the Operations Manager for the SERVIR Climate Services Support Activity, a joint initiative of USAID and NASA, which worked to strengthen the integration of Earth observation information and geospatial technologies in global development. She has also taken on several short-term assignments in Afghanistan, Kenya, Nepal, Thailand, and Uganda focused on project management, country operations, grants management, business development, and strategic communications. She has a B.A. in International Affairs from the George Washington University, an M.A. in International Development from American University, and a MiniMasters in Leadership and Management from Arizona State University.

by Payal Chandiramani

What Role Does Trust Play in Effective International Development Programmes?

Trust flavors our life choices. It lays the foundations of our social and professional relationships. It colors the way we engage with organizations, services, and people. Globally, trust in public institutions appears to be decaying. The ‘fake news’ phenomenon has damaged perceptions of traditional media. The COVID-19 pandemic gave rise to widespread vaccine hesitancy, in some…

Joining the Global Effort to Prevent, Detect, and Treat Malaria

  Over the last 20 years, global efforts have dramatically reduced the malaria burden thanks to innovative partnerships and sustained funding to scale-up effective interventions and use better data for decision-making. More countries are closer than ever to elimination. But there is still work to be done, especially as new public health threats such as…

Trust Issues: Why Trust Matters in International Development

The Rationale and Framework For Defining Trust In Development And Governance Programming