Posted on December 29, 2016 by
From measuring countering violent extremism programs to explaining why land tenure matters, Chemonics’ staff have shared diverse opinions, experiences, and technical approaches on the Connections blog. Here are the 10 most popular blog posts in 2016:
10. Predicting Human Rights Violations Before They Happen by Laura Zambrano, deputy chief of party for the USAID Colombia Human Rights Activity.
9. Cambodia’s Shrinking Space for Civil Society and the Role of Donors by Morana Krajnovic, civil society capacity building expert.
8. 8 Ways World Trade Organization Membership Will Benefit Afghanistan by Madeleine Dale, manager in Chemonics' West and Central Africa and Haiti Division and former manager in Chemonics’ Afghanistan Division.
7. 3 Misconceptions People Have about Data Visualization and Infographics by Anna Kuipers, graphic designer.
6. Think Your Project Isn’t Political? Think Again, by Sharon Van Pelt, director of Chemonics' Democracy and Governance Practice.
5. Know Your SDGs: Land Matters for Sustainable Development by Tiernan Mennen, former director of Chemonics’ Environment and Natural Resources Practice.
4. The Policy Communities Approach to Integrating Democracy and Governance by John Johnson, director in Chemonics’ Asia Division and former chief of party of the USAID Program Representasi (ProRep) in Indonesia.
3. Know Your SDGs: The Role of Sustainability and Youth in Economic Growth by Christy Sisko, technical manager for the USAID Asia and Middle East Economic Growth Best Practices (AMEG) project and former manager in Chemonics’ Economic Growth and Trade Practice.
2. Where’s the Impact? Measuring Results on Countering Violent Extremism Programs by Ryan Smith, director in Chemonics’ East and Southern Africa Division and former chief of party for the USAID Kenya Transition Initiative.
1. A New Look but the Same Chemonics by Susanna Mudge, president and CEO of Chemonics.
Posted on November 15, 2016 by
established an agenda for transforming the
world in which we live. SDG1
sets for the
ultimate objective for the global community: to end poverty in all
of its forms by 2030. The remaining 16 SDGs identify critically
interlinked objectives which are both necessary and sufficient to
achieve this objective. They clearly illustrate that economic
growth initiates should be viewed through the lens of a larger,
more complex development problem – one that requires...
Posted on September 26, 2016 by
Today you may have noticed that Chemonics looks a little
different. We have a new look and logo, which you can see on our
website, our social media channels, and, of course, here on our
blog. The new logo retains the heart of our old logo—the compass
rose—and updates it to align more with who we are today.
Another new addition is our tagline: development works here. We
have never had a tagline before, but we felt that now was the right
moment to share with the world what is important to us and...
Posted on June 30, 2016 by
There are several countries that often come up when people talk
about international development and the global economy, countries
that need not be listed because you can probably already name them.
Indonesia is not usually among them, but as these five facts show,
there is a lot at stake in this large and incredibly diverse
Fact 1: Indonesia is a lot bigger than you
Source: The World Factbook
It’s difficult to grasp just how large a country is, in part
because we have...
Posted on December 29, 2015 by
2015, Chemonics celebrated our 40th anniversary. As such milestones
often do, it provided us with an opportunity to look back at our
history, plan for our future, and celebrate with our friends. I was
especially gratified to see so many of our staff all over the world
join the celebration
In many ways, looking back on our previous four decades has
galvanized us for what is ahead, and 2015 was an amazing year for
those of us who are passionate about improving the lives of people
Posted on October 6, 2015 by
In late September, we were
saddened to learn that Julia Naegele, who had worked with Chemonics
since 2012, was killed in a car accident in South Sudan. Julia was
an inspiration to many of us at Chemonics, and we mourn her deeply.
Her death is a terrible loss to our team and to her
She committed her life to
helping others in need. She was in South Sudan working on the
Famine Early Warning Systems Network, part of an effort to identify
the populations of South Sudan most in need of urgent...
Posted on July 14, 2015 by
Today, Chemonics celebrates our 40th anniversary. On July 14,
1975, our founder and first CEO Tony Teele began an incredible
journey with just a development mission and a single employee.
Forty years later, many things have changed. Chemonics has more
than 2,800 employees worldwide, 94 percent of whom are local. We
are 100-percent employee owned, which was a dream of Tony’s. We
have implemented development projects in more than 145 countries
But one thing has never changed: our mission...
Posted on June 16, 2015 by
In 2015, Chemonics marks 40 years of advancing our development
mission, of partnering with international and local organizations
and clients, and of delivering lasting impact for our
beneficiaries. Looking back at my 22 years with Chemonics, I am
proud of many things. I am proud of the work we have done to
improve people’s lives. I’m proud of the partnerships we have
built, locally and internationally.
And I am proud to have worked with so many wonderful people,
whether it is our beneficiaries,...
Posted on July 25, 2014 by
Welcome to the Compass, Chemonics’ technical blog. We are
excited to start this new venture, our first corporate blog,
because we strongly believe that sharing ideas and experience helps
us learn, grow, and ultimately do better development.
When we began considering the
idea of blogging, we asked ourselves a few key questions. First,
why start our own blog? And second, what would we add to the
conversation? The answers to both questions tie back to our mission
of helping people live healthier,...