Thinking and Working Politically Series: Conserving Guatemala’s Ecosystems

This case study is one in a series highlighting Chemonics’ experiences and lessons learned with thinking and working politically and applied political economy analysis (APEA). Drawing on the Chemonics-implemented USAID/Guatemala Biodiversity Project, this case study highlights the process, findings, and tools of the project’s baseline APEA (and second APEA iteration) and how these APEAs oriented…

Final Report: E-PESO Activity

From to March 2015 to February 2021, the E-PESO Activity worked to help accelerate the transition of the Philippine economy from cash/checks to digital payments. This report discuss the rapid, widespread adoption of e-payments in the country and how it was achieved through partnering with the Government of the Philippines and the private sector. This…

Applying the Innovation Adoption Measurement Approach

This brief describes how projects in Mali and Haiti applied of the Innovation Adoption Measurement Approach, developed by Chemonics expert Dr. Tom Fattori, to support adaptive management on resilience-focused projects. This approach takes the findings from an innovation adoption assessment and identifies specific and actionable recommendations for targeting and improving the adoption of practices that…

Resilience Programming in Support of Reforestation: Emerging Lessons from Haiti

This brief focuses on three key lessons learned — the importance of social capital for resilience, leveraging social capital to establish community buy-in, and linking resilience activities to specific shocks. The USAID Reforestation project team applied this learning to implement a refined reforestation approach, which may be relevant to other projects incorporating components of resilience-building,…

Applying Blended Finance to Support the Conversion to Clean Cooking

Haiti’s trees and environment are the country’s natural capital. However, increasing population, migration to urban areas, worsening poverty, and lack of coherent national agricultural or energy policy has accelerated deforestation, severely limiting livelihood options for Haitian farmers. Increasingly, farmers depend on producing charcoal to rapidly growing urban areas to make ends meet, but inhaling smoke…

White Paper: Private Sector Engagement to Advance and Sustain Health Supply Chain Resiliency

This paper provides an overview of the key benefits and challenges of private sector engagement (PSE) in health supply chains, describes a supply chain maturity framework to inform PSE approaches in different country contexts, and provides an assessment tool to help understand the nuances and implications of a country’s political economy and stability, market capacity,…

Webinar: Systems Thinking + Climate Change Adaptation = Improved Water Security

With the need for basic water services on the rise in lower-income countries, how can a systems approach ensure water and sanitation interventions are resilient to the impacts of external factors like COVID-19 and climate change? This event explored mainstreaming adaptation into water programs through a deeper understanding of the dynamic relationships of all stakeholders…

An Evaluation of the Injaz Psychosocial Support Program in Syria

Growing up in Islamic State-held territories, young Syrians have lived through traumatic experiences. Subsequently, many children have become desensitized to violence and developed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. As a result, conflict-affected children urgently need mental health support. Chemonics’ Injaz program is primarily an education project. It works with children in both formal and informal settings, including…

Webinar: Securing Demand for COVID-19 Vaccinations in LMICs

As different countries start the process of vaccinating their populations against COVID-19, some struggle with critical issues like vaccine hesitancy. Securing the demand for COVID-19 vaccinations represents a leading threat to achieving herd immunity in low- and middle-income countries. On March 24, 2021, Chemonics and the Global Health Supply Chain Summit Group hosted a webinar featuring practitioners, community leaders,…

Final Report: Security Sector Governance Task Order

The Security Sector Governance (SSG) Task Order was a six-year USAID funded program that provided technical assistance and analysis on rule of law and security sector reform and assisted communities to more effectively assess, design, implement, and evaluate security sector governance projects. SSG was demand-driven and enabled USAID and the U.S. government to respond to…

Final Deployment and Roll Out of Case Tracking System Over 360-Day Period

This final report summarizes the achievements and outcomes of the Ghana Case Tracking System (CTS) Activity, and how it supported the Government of Ghana’s ability to effectively investigate and prosecute criminal acts. It also enhanced the tracking criminal cases from their introduction into the system to their prosecution, trial, and sentencing in the courts, and…