This past year has provided one reminder after another not only of the connections between human individuals and societies but also of the tightly woven fabric of the systems in which we exist. The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken the world awake to this reality, but the climate has been whispering the news to us for [...]
How do vulnerable youth from high-crime areas in El Salvador find jobs in the formal labor market? Through innovative workforce and positive youth development programs that target the harsh realities of these youth. In El Salvador, at-risk youth from high-crime municipalities often face barriers to entering the formal economy. Some of these barriers include access [...]
How Does HUD’s Environmental Review Process Ensure Projects Will Not Have a Negative Impact on the Environment?
HUD’s environmental review process (24 CFR Part 58) is a major cross-cutting requirement for providing federal grants and future projects. It conforms to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which requires federal agencies to comply with federal and state environmental laws and consider in the planning process how their projects may impact social, cultural, economic, [...]
Inclusive Data Collection Strategies Elevating the Voices of Marginalized Populations Around the World
Are governments and programs around the world making decisions based on incomplete data collection strategies that are not inclusive of disadvantaged and marginalized populations such as women, youth, and persons with disabilities? Failing to take into account the significant impact of government programs on these populations can skew the findings of assessments and limit the [...]
By the end of March 2020, it was clear COVID-19 was spreading rapidly throughout the country. People experiencing homelessness, who tend to have higher rates of chronic illness, were at higher risk of contracting serious illnesses due to COVID-19 as many live in high-capacity, large barrack-style shelters or outside without regular access to sanitation facilities [...]
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt most face-to-face professional trainings, many organizations are now acknowledging that they must view remote learning as more than a temporary measure. For them, and for those organizations that had long considered transitioning to remote methods of delivering training content, this is a good time to assess current remote [...]