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Winrock International

May 2023

Advancing Locally Led Development through Collective Action and Impact

May 26 2023

Collective action and impact is an intentional and agreed-upon process that engages interested parties to take joint actions in support of shared objectives and is promoted by USAID to help achieve a shift in leadership, ownership, decision-making, evaluation and implementation from international to local actors. The approach prioritizes engaging stakeholders directly to build cohesion and […]

Strengthening Capacity of Community Management Organizations (CMOS) in Bangladesh

May 26 2023

Winrock’s USAID-funded Climate Resilient Ecosystems and Livelihoods (CREL) project was implemented in Bangladesh from 2012 to 2018. The project applied multiple capacity strengthening approaches, including setting up and strengthening the capacity of 45 community-based organizations (CMOs) in 29 protected areas.  Winrock, its local partners, including CODEC, and the CMOs worked together through continuous communications and […]

Strengthening the Capacity of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Tajikistan: A Market Driven and Locally Led Private Sector Approach

May 26 2023

The USAID-funded Agribusiness Competitiveness Activity in Tajikistan (ACAT), led by Winrock, in partnership with Making Cents International, uses a market-driven and local private sector approach to stimulate economic growth, increase employment and improve livelihoods by enhancing the competitiveness and strengthening the capacity of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in agribusiness focusing primarily on the […]

Using Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation (CLA) for Mainstreaming Locally Led Solutions for Natural Resource Management and Conflict Prevention in Niger

May 26 2023

USAID’s Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation (CLA) is a set of practices that integrate strategic collaboration, continuous learning, and adaptive management throughout the project cycle to help ensure programs are well coordinated with others, are evidence-based and iteratively adapt to remain relevant. It is important to use CLA holistically by connecting the enabling organizational conditions (culture, […]

CLA Drives Local Ownership through Market Systems Strengthening in Nepal

May 26 2023

USAID’s Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation (CLA) is a set of practices that integrate strategic collaboration, continuous learning, and adaptive management throughout the project cycle to help ensure programs are well coordinated with others, are evidence-based and iteratively adapt to remain relevant. It is important to use CLA holistically by connecting the enabling organizational conditions (culture, […]

Transitioning to Locally Led through Strengthening Capacity of local NGOs in Bangladesh

May 26 2023

Winrock invests in locally led development by using a variety of approaches to shift decision-making, power and resources to local partners and actors who understand the contexts of the development challenges we aim to address together. There is not a one-size-fits-all approach but multiple ways to use different processes and tools. Whether it is mutually […]

Investing in Earth with organic agriculture, locally

May 25 2023

Meredith Martin-Moats, a local food advocate and farmer from Yell County, Arkansas, who raises mealworms and flowers, hopped in her car in Harkey Valley and drove 20 minutes south to the Yell County Extension Office for a workshop on organic agriculture and markets. She’d heard about the Winrock International event on Facebook and hoped to […]

Winrock International announces new board member

May 23 2023

May 23, 2023 — Winrock International, the U.S.-based national and international economic development organization, today announced the appointment of Beth Dunford to its board of directors. “Winrock is thrilled to welcome Beth Dunford to our board,” said Winrock President and CEO Rodney Ferguson. “Beth is renowned for her expertise and acumen in sustainable development both […]

Helping Pakistan’s farmers find new markets – at home

May 19 2023

Smallholder farmers in Pakistan are facing severe economic stressors. Catastrophic flooding, ongoing COVID fallout, and rising prices combined with exchange rate imbalances and political upheaval have all made it harder for farmers to grow food, find buyers and earn decent income.   These are huge problems in a country where an estimated 40% of the population depends […]

Connections change lives: How Winrock International, International Medical Corps and Concordia are rebuilding the Heartland after April’s devastating storms

May 4 2023

The sounds are what stick in Linsley’s mind the most. At first, it was the howling wind and the crash and shatter of buildings falling apart, trees falling, and rain and rock pelting the house. Then the sirens, as first responders came on the scene. Then the rescue helicopters. Then the machinery and generators of […]
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