Chemonics is an international development consulting company that helps governments, businesses, civil society groups and communities promote meaningful change so people can live healthier, more productive and more independent lives.
We are consultants in Egypt, advising banks on how they can issue small loans to micro-entrepreneurs and underserved markets. We are agronomists in Afghanistan, helping farmers develop the agricultural economy. We are lawyers in Russia, working to create a more independent and transparent court system. We are foresters in Ecuador, helping preserve and manage natural resources. And we are healthcare professionals in the Philippines, introducing treatment options to combat tuberculosis.
We are the women and men across the globe working with our partners to make the world a better place.
Working under contract to the U.S. Agency for International Development and other foreign aid donors, we design and implement development projects in many of the world’s developing countries.
In Washington, D.C., and more than 75 countries, we offer management, technical, research, training, grants and communications services. Our technical practices include financial services, private sector development, health, environmental management, gender, crisis prevention and recovery, democracy and governance and agriculture.
We also play an important role as proponents of a strong U.S. international assistance program. Under the auspices of several different advocacy groups, we support coalitions to advance our views on the importance of international development and diplomacy to advance stability, security and prosperity.
As a for-profit firm, we strive to provide excellence and value. We set the highest possible performance standards. We innovate to create efficient solutions and make the best use of scarce resources.
Experience in 135 countries has taught us to value solutions that cross many disciplines. We understand complex environments, incorporate diverse voices and integrate strategies from many sectors. This participatory approach has proved to be most effective in addressing and resolving deeply rooted development problems.
We make continual operational investments and innovations to ensure responsive service. These include Web-based integration of all business and financial management systems; greater connectivity for sharing knowledge among staff, clients, beneficiaries and partners; and consistent qualitative and quantitative measurement of results and impact.
Every day, all over the world, we see evidence of the impact of our work.
- Foreign direct investment in Jordan rose by $34 million following customs automation and the creation of special industrial zones.
- Water utilities in Indonesia established 60,000 new connections, bringing clean, running water to 350,000 people.
- More than 1,600 kitchen gardens in Nepal planted crops rich in Vitamin A, causing night-blindness in pregnant and lactating women to fall 65 percent.
- Reconstruction of cyclone-damaged roads in Madagascar increased market access for 150,000 farmers.
- More than 600 kilometers of new farm-to-market roads and 480 kilometers of clean irrigation canals contributed to rebuild the agriculture sector in Afghanistan, generating jobs and increasing revenue across the country.
- Urban land sales in Ukraine generated $28 million per year that local governments use to fund social and economic programs.
- Bolivia has 7.5 million hectares of sustainably managed forest. Nearly 2 million hectares – one-third the world total for tropical forest – have been officially certified for good forest stewardship.
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