At Chemonics, we believe that the challenges we face today are best solved by placing local partners at the forefront of development efforts – local ownership, knowledge sharing, expertise, and experience are prerequisites for sustainable development results. From our decades of working in more than 150 countries around the world, we know that effective and accountable institutions are critical to alleviating poverty and achieving sustainable results in all sectors. We support governments, civil society organizations, independent media, and local communities to strengthen governance systems that are more transparent and accountable to their citizens. We support Integrity Networks in Peru to increase citizen oversight and improve the transparency of public investments on a subnational level. We engage with diverse stakeholders in Ukraine, Kosovo, and Colombia to provide multiple pathways to justice through people-centered approaches. Our programs pursue a higher standard of transparency and accountability of leaders and institutions, and they protect and promote universal human rights.
Democracy and Governance .
Local Justice Systems: People-Centered Justice
By placing people at the center of justice systems, the dialogue between civil society and justice authorities opens doors to find solutions to problems that respond to people's justice needs.
More than 200 organizations make up ASOLIPNAR, an Afro-Colombian organization led by women in Colombia. Many members represent social or ethnic minorities, and all are committed to improving their communities in the face of conflict.
Freedom, Rights, and Custody
Following a rocky marriage, Neema went to Women in Law and Development in Africa, a grantee of USAID’s Pamoia Twajenga project. With their legal assistance, Neema was able to claim her freedom and regain custody of her children.
Thinking and Working Politically
Panelists discuss how donors and project implementers can support politically savvy interventions to better respond to dynamic local contexts and sector-specific outcomes.
Empowering Colombian Women
The Mobile School empowers women in Cauca as political and social organization leaders — training them on topics such as democracy, peace, and women’s rights. Women then replicate the training with others in their own communities.
Joseph R. (Jem) Armovit
Deputy Chief of Party, Philippines - USAID Delivering Effective Governance for Competitiveness and Inclusive Growth (DELIVER) Project