Connecting Space to Village
Science, satellites, and information technology are transforming how countries manage critical development challenges such as climate resilience and environmental management.
Cutting-edge Technologies in Global Health Supply Chains
To improve access to high-quality health products worldwide, the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management project employs cutting-edge technologies and industry best practices to make global health supply chains more efficient and reach more people.
Improving Climate Change Development Programs
Development programs worldwide are designed to protect vulnerable people, places, and livelihoods from climate change, but with smarter methods, these programs could be even more effective.
Strengthening Human Resources for Health Worldwide
In many low- and middle-income countries, health systems face shortages of qualified health workers, and decision-makers lack the data and tools needed to optimize existing resources.
Using Evidence-Based Analysis for a Food-Secure World
An early warning system that provides timely data and evidence-based analysis helps the international community identify and respond to populations that lack access to safe and nutritious food.
Sharing Financial Sector Knowledge
In the face of globalization, countries worldwide must strengthen and deepen their financial systems to achieve growth and alleviate poverty.
Access to Medicines Transforms Lives for HIV/AIDS Patients
Bolstering the health supply chain in Zambia equips health facilities with the medicines and other supplies needed to care for patients like Catherine Nalungwe who live with HIV/AIDS.
Making Supply Chain Data Visibility a Reality
With a new tool at their disposal, health facilities in Malawi are collecting reliable data that ensures lifesaving medicines and supplies reach their final destination.
Making Vaccines More Visible
By expanding the reach of its vaccine management information system, Pakistan is poised to increase immunization coverage and save thousands of lives from preventable diseases through greater data visibility.
The Cost of Not Adapting
A recent assessment of the economic impact of climate change in Indonesia highlighted the major environmental, economic, and health challenges that the country will face from now to 2050.
Strengthening Health Systems and Access in Senegal
To improve health systems, the government of Senegal is creating tools, policies, and processes to ensure quality health service delivery.
Closing the Gap in HIV
A new tool from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), tested in Malawi and Zambia, brings the HIV landscape into focus by unearthing data to address current staffing challenges in HIV healthcare facilities.
A New View of Nutrition
With an expanded focus on nutrition, FEWS NET provides food security analysis that is valuable for short-term relief and long-term development solutions.
Out and About: How to Create Responsive Security Resources for LGBTQ+ Travelers
More than 70 countries criminalize consensual same-sex acts between adults, and LGBTQ+ individuals are often faced with significant discrimination, stigma, and violence. Recognizing that LGBTQ+ development professionals work in many of these countries and carry concerns about safety and security, Chemonics established an LGBTQ+ employee resource group (ERG), ChemPRIDE, which partners with the company’s security…
News: Chemonics’ Senior Vice President Melissa Scudo Gasmi Discusses Private Sector Engagement at CSIS Event
On Monday, October 7, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted a panel discussion on private sector engagement, titled More than a Wallet: The Role of the Private Sector in Development. The panel explored the role of the private sector in development. The event featured Chemonics’ Middle East and North Africa Senior Vice…
From Threat to Solution: Rethinking the Role of Communities in Nature Conservation
This post originally appeared on Mongabay. Photo courtesy of Samantha Cheng. The imperative for nature conservation has never been greater. A widely publicized intergovernmental report predicts extinction for more than a million species over the next few decades unless we drastically change human consumption and economic growth. This loss of species will threaten the global…
The Problem with the Phrase ‘And Other Vulnerable Groups’
This post originally appeared on Devex. Have you ever heard the phrase, “women, youth, and other vulnerable groups” in a development context? If the answer is yes, you probably recognize that this phrase is common across development programs. Usually, it is used to show that we’re advocating for the needs of communities that are most…
News: Chemonics Explores Practical Applications of Health Systems Thinking in Action
On September 19, Chemonics hosted Beyond Building Blocks, Part II: Health Systems Thinking in Action to explore how health systems thinking is applied in different programs and at different levels to foster a better understanding of the complex interconnectivity of health systems interventions. Held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., the event applied…
News: Chemonics Announces New Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Director Albert E. Smith Jr.
Chemonics International welcomes Albert E. Smith Jr. as director of corporate diversity and inclusion. Mr. Smith brings 15 years of experience leading medium-to-large inclusive change management initiatives in the federal government, non-profit, and private sectors to Chemonics. Most recently, Mr. Smith worked at Cook Ross, where he engaged with executives, leaders, and individual contributors at…
News: Chemonics’ Executive Vice President wins 2019 ASCM Award of Excellence – Supply Chain Leader
On September 18, 2019, Chemonics Executive Vice President Jamey Butcher received the 2019 Award of Excellence – Supply Chain Leader from the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), the global leader in supply chain learning, transformation, innovation, and leadership. Mr. Butcher oversees Chemonics’ global health supply chain portfolio, providing technical assistance and service delivery to…
3 Questions with Todd Diamond on Countering Violent Extremism and Preventing Gang Violence
This post was adapted from an interview between Elisabeth Dallas, Chemonics’ Peace, Stability and Transition Practice director, and Todd Diamond, a conflict, stability, and security director in Chemonics’ U.K. Division. For the full interview, watch the video below. How are violent extremism and gang violence — and the development community’s approaches to them — similar?…
News: Chemonics International Is the Official Lead Scale Partner for UNLEASH
Chemonics International has announced an expansion of its partnership with UNLEASH, a global innovation lab that annually gathers 1,000 participants ages 20 to 35 — also known as “talents” — to collaborate on solutions to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As lead scale partner for UNLEASH, Chemonics will provide year-round support to enterprising young…
Joining Forces to Strengthen the Health and Social Services Systems
This post was adapted from one that originally appeared on the USAID HRH2030 program’s website. The numbers are staggering. One billion children under age 18 experience some form of physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse. With more than 2 billion children in the world, that means one child in every two is exposed to harmful situations…
Critical Role of Female Community Health Workers Warrants Recognition
When the government of Bangladesh, a country with high rates of maternal mortality, invested in midwifery training programs in 2015, many of the newly minted midwives from the first cohort headed to Cox’s Bazar to provide services to thousands of Rohingya refugees fleeing deadly violence in Myanmar. Though female community health workers (FCHWs) operate in…
Creating Space for Youth to Thrive: A Philosophy on Youth Development
The celebration of International Youth Day today, August 12, calls for the global development community to reflect on its work with young people across sectors. In this spirit, Chemonics is excited to share our corporate philosophy on youth development — the foundational tenets on which we build our work and the core areas in which…
What the Global Fragility Act Could Mean for Development Investments
This post originally appeared on Devex. The Global Fragility Act requires the U.S. government, in collaboration with civil society, to develop a 10-year strategy to enhance stability and to reduce violence and fragility globally. The GFA — recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and up for a full vote by the Senate —…
3 Ways to Combat Aggressive Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes
Between the 1930s and 1970s, breastfeeding rates in developed countries declined 56 percent, caused in large part to aggressive advertising and promotion of breast milk substitutes. Companies selling formula used aggressive marketing tactics to make new mothers and health-care workers switch from exclusive breastfeeding, which is recommended by the WHO and UNICEF for the first…
The Journey to Better Development: Financial Sector Tools Worth Revisiting
If we’re going to make development dollars go further, we need to build on and learn from our experiences as implementors. Recognizing this, we revisited several frequently requested economic growth resources produced by Chemonics, our partners, and USAID through the USAID Financial Sector Knowledge Sharing Project (FS Share), which closed in 2012. While reviewing the…
3 Ways to Better Protect Medicine Quality and Safety in Supply Chains
Medicines distributed at health facilities in small towns in Mauritania, large cities in Nigeria, and remote areas in Cambodia take a long journey to get there. It all starts with the manufacturers that produce them — many of which are based as far away as China or India. Once they have been produced by the…
Stigmatized for 2,535 Days
Women menstruate an average of 2,535 days of their lives, according to Dr. Julitta Onabanjo of the United Nations Population Fund. That’s 2,535 days in which many women experience increased stigma, isolation, and hardship. There are many countries that are working to address this reality through the support of local partners and donors, but there…
Land and Property Rights Meet the SDGs: Reflections from the 2019 World Bank Land and Poverty Conference
It appears the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are wobbling along fitfully, and the general consensus among attendees at this year’s annual World Bank Land and Poverty Conference seemed to be that we’re not on track to meet our goals related to land and property rights. This year’s conference offered a smorgasbord of lessons learned, applied…
News: Chemonics at the 72nd World Health Assembly
Every year, the World Health Assembly — the decision-making body of the World Health Organization —convenes to explore the top issues on the global health agenda. During the 72nd Session of the World Health Assembly, Chemonics looks forward to joining international stakeholders for side events that elevate the visibility of these issues, from universal health…
News: Chemonics Celebrates U.K. Launch
Chemonics will hold multi-day events to formally launch its work in the United Kingdom. President and CEO Susanna Mudge and members of Chemonics’ board of directors, executive management team, and technical practice leads are in London for the events and to introduce the company to the U.K. development community. While the international development consulting firm…