Inclusive Practices: Collaborating with People Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Deaf and hard of hearing people are often sidelined by lack of access to language at an early age, information, resources, education, and employment. This marginalization results in high risk for developmental and mental health problems. Yet, like others with disabilities, with appropriate access to resources and inclusive practice, Deaf and hard of hearing people…

Latin America and the Caribbean and Disaster Assistance

Founded in 1975, Chemonics is one of the world’s leading partners in international development across various sectors, working in more than 76 countries today. Present in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) since 1979, Chemonics has managed a portfolio of more than 300 projects across various sectors. Our current LAC portfolio contains 20 projects spanning…

2021 Global Digital Development Forum Viewing List

This viewing list showcases the best in digital development for your learning and enjoyment. These sessions are from the 2021 Global Digital Development Forum, the second annual fully virtual conference dedicated to ICT4D. As a co-host, co-organizer, and sponsor, we facilitated and/or participated in 14 digitally innovative sessions. Lightning Talks From Small Nudges to Big…

Living the Principles for Digital Development

The Principles for Digital Development are nine living guidelines designed to provide best practices for development practitioners using digital technology to achieve development impact. A community-driven effort, the principles themselves are the result of many lessons learned and shared by development projects around the globe. In keeping with that spirit, we invited members of our…

Donor Solicitation Analysis: Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in Solicitation Design

The Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Team at Chemonics reviews solicitations to which we respond and track degrees of gender mainstreaming and social inclusion across regions and technical sectors. The brief delves into GESI trends observed between 2018-2020 and includes deeper investigation of disability inclusion, minority inclusion, and safeguarding trends in solicitation design. The…

Wildlife Crime Reporting 101

This Wildlife Crime Reporting 101 handbook aims to create a deeper appreciation of the complexity of wildlife crime and the sophistication of wildlife crime syndicates and networks. It also offers insight to those reporting on a wildlife crime incident, or those producing a story that dives deeper into the drivers or impact of wildlife crime.

Final Report: Duteze Imbere Ubutabera Activity

The activity’s period of performance focused on five districts — Gasabo, Nyaruguru, Musanze, Bugesera, and Nyamasheke — which connected local and national government representatives, non-governmental organizations, citizens, and community leaders through activities that enhanced access to justice and improved both the formal and the community justice systems. Duteze Imbere Ubutabera (DIU) aimed to increase access…

Final Report: Strengthening Public Accountability in Parliament (Damal)

Somalia has experienced decades of insecurity and the absence of a formal government since the collapse of the state in 1991. Since 2012, and the passing of the provisional constitution and establishment of the Federal Government of Somalia, the country has made slow but steady progress towards fostering good governance, establishing legal frameworks based in…

Final Report: USAID Guatemala Biodiversity Project

The Guatemala Biodiversity Project was a critical and timely response to growing trends impacting protected areas that, if continued, could have led to significant loss of key conservation gains made in Guatemala. The project addressed institutional and resource challenges and constraints at the heart of encroaching threats to key ecosystems. Through a local systems approach,…

Final Report: Dominican Republic Criminal Justice System Strengthened Project

From 2015 to 2021, the Dominican Republic Criminal Justice System Strengthened Project (DR CJSSP) improved the quality and effectiveness of prosecutions and increased access to justice for underrepresented populations. To achieve this, the project improved intra-and inter-institutional criminal case management and coordination between the police, prosecutors, and judges. DR CJSSP also strengthened the local Community…