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December 8, 2022

Report: Internal Migration in Asia

A comparative study exploring key drivers of migration, climate-induced migration, impact of COVID-19, labour laws, and social security measures in six Asian countries.  At the beginning of the first wave of Covid-19 in 2020, countries across the world announced lockdowns of varying severities. Millions of migrant workers were left to fend for themselves, with many […]

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November 14, 2022

GDI’s Efforts to Localize Development

Over the last year, we’ve explored how GDI can help accelerate the field to localize development, unpacking the supply and demand barriers and outlining a series of interventions. We’re excited about the prospects of the efforts we are launching, most notably and immediately our Shared Services platform for domestically registered organizations. At the same time, […]

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November 8, 2022

Discovery Case Study: Market Incentives for Off-Grid Renewable Energy

GDI’s incubation model follows four stages: Discover, Design, Build, and Exit. The following case study demonstrates the process of shaping an early stage Discovery effort from a broad idea into a defined, actionable strategy. It also illustrates how GDI explores adapting innovations from one initiative to apply to other areas and sectors; in this case, […]

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September 20, 2022

Guidance for Non-Profit Board Management – Part 2: Auditing

Audit Committee Purpose The Audit Committee’s primary role is to oversee the audit process, including identifying the scope of the audit, selecting the auditor, considering concerns reported by the auditor (1), recommending board approval of the audit, and reviewing and approving corrective action plans. Best practice requires the board to have an active role in […]

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August 29, 2022

Guidance for Non-Profit Board Management – Part 1: Finance

An essential element for the success of a new non-profit organization is effective board oversight and engagement. In GDI’s experience, one of the more challenging areas for new non-profit boards is understanding the most effective ways to provide appropriate financial oversight. Every strong board includes board members with a range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. […]

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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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