November 2019

The Capacity Dividend: The Importance and Value of Capacity Development

When done effectively, investments in local capacity development at the individual, organizational, and institutional levels lead to outsized returns in advancing democracy, prosperity, and stability. …

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October 2019

The Top 5 Reasons Donors Still Give for not Funding Local Organizations Directly

As Counterpart’s Social Sector Accelerator prepares to present at the Central America Donors Forum annual conference, we reviewed global giving trends, with a particular focus …

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September 2019

Instilling a Culture of Civic Engagement among Congolese Youth

In December 2018, Aminata Namasia became the youngest elected Member of Parliament in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  In this youthful country, where nearly …

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August 2019

Improving women’s skills in autonomously running and managing a business

Young women from across Azerbaijan came together in Ganja City for a training on managerial and leadership skills, motivated by their desire to bring their …

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2018 — 2021

Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement Project in Senegal

CHALLENGE In Senegal, the agricultural sector employs approximately 70% of the working population, yet in 2017 its contribution to total GDP was just over 16%. …

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2018 — 2022

McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Project in Senegal

CHALLENGE A large portion of Senegalese citizens rely on agriculture and pastoralism for their livelihood. Unfortunately, a persistent drought in 2017 severely impacted crop and …

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Basic Education Week in Senegal: Counterpart showcases its work through McGovern-Dole and LRP projects

On May 27, 2019, at the invitation of the Ministry of Education, Counterpart International participated in the opening of the National Basic Education Week in …

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Helping the poorest advocate for better services in Morocco

When poor people build homes, they often cannot obtain formal proof of property ownership. That often prevents them from receiving public services such as household …

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Helping Morocco’s mountain residents find their voice

Although Morocco’s Atlas and Rif mountains are home to almost a quarter of the country’s population, the mountain communities have the country’s highest rates of …

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Moroccan civil society wins tax relief for its new role

People with handicaps limiting their mobility face challenges in countries that don’t produce many accessibility devices. In Morocco, people who try to buy assistive devices …

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