June 2011

Local Ownership: Making It More than Just a Phrase

“Local ownership” is today’s hot topic in development and recognized as a key element to sustainable development results. Unfortunately, good strategies like this can come and go like fads or become empty slogans that many people employ but few skillfully implement.

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June 2011

Armenian Communities Come Together for New Development Initiative

Forty-three Armenian towns will work together with Counterpart International to train municipal employees, share information and collaborate to resolve some of their ongoing development problems.

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March 2011

Chadian NGO Addresses Political Conflict through Nationally Televised Debate

In the midst of the 2011 election season in Chad, many Chadians remain uncertain about the impact of the elections on their future. Despite the …

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March 2011

Policy Forum Held to Discuss Potential Hotel Tax in Armenia

It’s a Wednesday morning in Yerevan, Armenia. Thirty people have gathered around a large circular table, papers spread about, coffee cups filled. They’re deep in conversation, discussing a potential hotel tax.

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February 2011

Guatemalan Handicrafts Trade Fair Gears Up to Top Last Year’s Sales

By Maggie Farrand The official launch of the 4th annual New World Handicrafts Central American Trade Fair was held on February 22nd in Guatemala City, …

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February 2011

Looking Forward: 2011 Elections in Chad

By Maggie Farrand In February 2011, local and national elections took over the political scene in Chad. From February through June, the National Independent Electoral …

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February 2011

Trip Report: Partnering to Reach More

This first-person account is part of a regular series of how Counterpart works in the field. This story is by Russell Bernstein, Senior Program Manager …

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