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April 27, 2022

Insights on the role of Technical and Vocational Education & Training in supporting youth livelihoods

GDI and the Global Opportunity Youth Network (GOYN) partnered with the African Union and the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) to share insights on the role of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in supporting youth livelihoods in African economies. Guidelines for Fostering Entrepreneurship through the TVET sector Entrepreneurship is a critical driver of […]

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March 30, 2022

Localizing Development: Identifying Barriers, Solutions, and Opportunities

When we began our exploration of localizing development we started with a hypothesis: There are structural barriers that are limiting both donors and recipients from making real progress on localizing development funding. Identifying those barriers, and addressing them with practical solutions, has the potential to unlock significant growth.   We began digging into this hypothesis and, […]

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March 29, 2022

Localizing Development: Proposed Supply Solutions to Overcome Barriers

Authored by Andrew Stern and Elizabeth VanDerWoude This post is part of a series of articles where we will explore the landscape, challenges, and potential solutions to support localizing development. We will also be exploring bright spots, and creative ways our colleagues are moving development and international relief closer to the communities they impact. This […]

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March 2, 2022

Localizing Development: Proposed Demand Solutions to Overcome Barriers

Authored by Warren Ang and Elizabeth VanDerWoude This post is part of a series of articles where we will explore the landscape, challenges, and potential solutions to support localizing development. We will also be exploring bright spots, and creative ways our colleagues are moving development and international relief closer to the communities they impact. This […]

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February 16, 2022

New Report: Strengthening Early Childhood Development (ECD) Delivery in Kenyan Counties

This new report from GDI and Taumba Advisory provides an in-depth analysis of the status of Early Childhood Development (ECD) in Kenya at the county level to establish the progress and commitment of county governments in supporting ECD. The report also provides recommendations for strengthening the delivery of education at the county level which can […]

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February 2, 2022

A New Paradigm for People on the Move

Authored by Jason Wendle, Director, GDI Despite growing recognition that current migration paradigms are not fit for the moment, people on the move are still widely categorized – by our laws, our narratives, and our leaders – as either threats, who endanger our jobs and security, or burdens, who will cost a lot to maintain.  […]

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January 26, 2022

Localizing Development: Why Haven’t We Made More Progress?

Authored by Mallika Kirti and Elizabeth VanDerWoude This post is part of a series of articles where we will explore the landscape, challenges, and potential solutions to support localizing development. We will also be exploring bright spots, and creative ways our colleagues are moving development and international relief closer to the communities they impact. This […]

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November 22, 2021

Localizing Development: Our Process to Select Language

Authored by Stuart Symington and Elizabeth VanDerWoude This post is part of a series of articles where we will explore the landscape, challenges, and potential solutions to support localizing development. We will also be exploring bright spots, and creative ways our colleagues are moving development and international relief closer to the communities they impact. This […]

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Localizing Development: Too Little Progress, Too Slowly

Authored by Mallika Kirti and Elizabeth VanDerWoude Research support by Alexandra Greig-Duarte This post is the first in a series of articles where we will explore the landscape, challenges, and potential solutions to support localizing development. We will also be exploring bright spots, and creative ways our colleagues are moving development and international relief closer […]

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November 10, 2021

Strategic IT for Social Impact Leaders

GDI staff are not experts in Information Technology (IT), but we do support many new organizations as they think through IT platforms and approaches for their organization. Early-stage organizations often require a balancing act between financial investment, data protection, and customization for the organization’s unique needs. Some of the organizations we’ve incubated require highly specialized […]

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