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Improving Services and Partnerships in the Public Health Sector

Cloudburst’s Public Health team has been engaged in a range of partnerships with both the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), assisting them with training and technical assistance; data collection; and monitoring and evaluation.

2018-09-25T16:02:27+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Blog|

Getting Data Back to Communities

International development evaluations, especially rigorous impact evaluations, rely on local communities and thousands of respondents to generously contribute time and knowledge for the collection of several rounds of survey data. Each survey also involves significant support from community members who assist in bringing the research team into the community and facilitating connections with respondents.

2018-09-25T17:30:34+00:00 September 19th, 2018|Blog|

Addressing Homelessness through Shared Housing Strategies

Jamie Taylor, Cloudburst Subject Matter Expert in Public Policy, moderated a panel on Shared Housing at the National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference last month. Shared housing is a critical housing strategy for all communities to explore in the effort to secure permanent housing for people experiencing homelessness.

2018-09-19T19:04:55+00:00 September 19th, 2018|Blog|

Uncovering Spatial Trends and Patterns

Maps are a universal tool that allow academics, scientists, researchers and policymakers to spatially analyze data, ask more meaningful questions and ultimately make well-informed decisions.

2018-09-25T17:18:32+00:00 September 19th, 2018|Blog|

Cloudburst’s John Dwyer Takes the Bronze in USAID Photo Contest

Public-Private partnerships play an increasingly vital role in the world of international development and will be one of the primary means through which the 17 ambitious Sustainable Development Goals, ratified by the UN General Assembly, will be achieved by 2030. One such example is USAID’s Public Private Partnership for Responsible Land-Based Investment project, which is [...]

2018-03-01T20:28:30+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Uncategorized, Blog|

It’s Time to Stem the Tide

Working on the Public Health team at The Cloudburst Group, I often see statistics on the insidious pervasiveness of addiction and the painful abuse of drugs. According to the CDC, overdose deaths from prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999, claiming the lives of more than 183,000 people from 1999–2015. It can be hard to comprehend [...]

2018-01-05T23:14:03+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Blog|

Out of the Storm: What Disasters Can Show Us

The storms of the last few months have led to large numbers of households seeking disaster shelter. In response to the recent Hurricanes—including Harvey, Irma, and Maria—and the wildfires in California, the American Red Cross provided more than 1.3 million overnight stays in emergency shelters. This staggering number of emergency sheltering is more than what [...]

2017-11-08T15:43:20+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Blog, Newsroom|

New Research on Community Land Conflicts from DFID and The Cloudburst Group

A recently released paper, “Community Land Conflicts: How Local Land Disputes Affect Private Sector Investments and Development Projects,” co-authored by The Cloudburst Group’s Land Tenure and Natural Resource Management Practice Lead, Karol Boudreaux, Darryl Vhugen, and Nicole Walter, identifies conflicts that often exist between local people, communities, and outside actors in relation to land. The [...]

2017-11-02T12:12:31+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Blog, Publications, Newsroom|

Ask the Expert: An Interview with Heather Huntington, Cloudburst

Originally appeared on USAID's LandLinks. LandLinks caught up with Dr. Heather Huntington, Land Tenure and Natural Resource Management Impact Evaluation Specialist with The Cloudburst Group to discuss a key research paper on tenure security that she has been developing under USAID’s Evaluation, Research and Communication (ERC) Project. The research compares datasets across seven impact evaluations in customary systems across [...]

2017-11-13T14:18:34+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Blog, Cloudburst in the News|