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The Role of Social Capital in Resilience for Displaced People in Urban Areas

Understanding social capital to bridge humanitarian support, urban development, and resilience among displaced people and host communities in Somalia’s cities
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Simon Griffiths, the evaluation and research practice lead for the international development practice of Coffey, A Tetra Tech Company (Tetra Tech), reflects on Tetra Tech’s emerging approach to measuring urban resilience in humanitarian and urban settings. Focusing on Somalia, he looks at the importance of understanding and measuring social capital in building resilience among people who have migrated to urban areas due to drought and within the communities that host them in the short and long term. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Expert Interview with Juhani Grossmann, Anti-Corruption Expert

Supporting developing countries to implement transparent, accountable government systems
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Juhani Grossmann has been implementing anti-corruption and election programs in Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia for more than 15 years. He currently leads the team from MSI, A Tetra Tech Company, that is implementing the U.S. Agency for International Development-funded Strengthening Integrity and Accountability program (USAID CEGAH) in Indonesia. His team supports 17 Indonesian agencies, including the Corruption Eradication Commission, the Supreme Audit Board, and the Administrative Reform Ministry, in improving their accountability mechanisms.

Colombian Edgar Montenegro Wins International 2018 Oslo Business for Peace Award

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OSLO, Norway, March 20,2017 /3BL Media/ –  Edgar Montenegro, Founder and CEO of Corpocampo, is one of the 2018 winners of the Oslo Business for Peace award, Business for Peace announced today. The other winners are Lori Blaker, President and CEO of TTi Global, and Martin Naughton, Founder of Glen Dimplex Group. All three winners have made exceptional contributions to peacebuilding through business.
 

National Award Honors PNC for Its Community Legal Work

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PNC is recognized for its commitment to making a difference in the lives of those who otherwise could not afford to pay for legal services.

The national Pro Bono Institute gave its annual Laurie D. Zelon Pro Bono Award to the bank Feb. 22, 2018. The award is given to an individual or organization for exemplary pro bono service providing legal services to the poor, disadvantaged and other individuals or groups unable to secure legal assistance to address critical problems

Monitoring and Evaluation Support Project | Strengthening Data Use and Helping Create a Stable and Democratic Jordan

Providing performance monitoring, evaluation, research, organizational learning, capacity building, and knowledge management to improve stability in Jordan
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Tetra Tech is providing critical performance monitoring, evaluation, and capacity building support to strengthen data use and help create a stable and democratic Jordan.

Participatory Planning Produces Strategic Blueprints for Cities

Using participatory planning to efficiently deliver public services in urban municipalities
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Graeme Thompson, communications specialist for the Tetra Tech-implemented U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Urban Municipal Governance project (UMG) in Guatemala, discusses how the project executed a three-month technical assistance initiative to help four municipalities deliver high-quality operating plans to the Ministry of Finance. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

BCtA Newsletter | Innovations That Improve Lives

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IN BRIEF:

Watch: How Inclusive Business is improving lives in Kenya

What is inclusive business, and how does it work in the context of Kenya? BCtA members and inclusive business actors from SOLARKIOSK, Vava Coffee, Jacaranda Health, Equity Bank and Alternatives Africa answer these questions in this short video by Business Call to Action.

Building Peace in the Diamond Mining Areas of the Central African Republic

Discovering methods to reduce longstanding tensions and conflicts in diamond mining areas
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Dr. Mark Freudenberger, director of the Land Tenure and Property Rights sector for Tetra Tech International Development Services, examines how the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is strengthening the capacity of Central African Republic (CAR) government institutions to reduce long-standing tensions and conflicts in diamond mining areas such as Berberati. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Scalable Solutions in Fragile States

Applying MSI’s scaling paradigm in states with low government capacity to meet pressing needs, build social capital, and address root causes of fragility
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Tax Reform: A Real Cohn Job

The seemingly well-intended (but integrity-dependent) tax break to attract our so-called best and brightest to public service has been exploited for personal gain under the gloss of “public service.”
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By John Fullerton, founder and president of Capital Institute

It seems that Gary Cohn, a trader and former heir apparent at Goldman Sachs—a life-long Democrat, let’s recall—and Trump’s current chief economic advisor, is heading for an early exit. 

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