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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|

Request for Proposal: 2017-ERC-003 – Getting Data Back to the Community (GDBC)

Cloudburst Group has released RFP No. 2017-ERC-003, “Getting Data Back to the Community (GDBC)” All questions must be submitted by 5:00pm Eastern Time on Monday, October 2, 2017. All responses must be submitted by 5:00pm Eastern Time on Monday, October 23, 2017. Please download the RFP and pricing template: RFP_2017_ERC_003_final_092517 Responses_to_Questions_RFP-2017-ERC-003 Attachment_B2_RFP_2017_ERC_003

2017-11-13T15:01:06+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Requests for Proposals|

Request for Proposal: 2017-ERC-002 – Investor Report on Land Risks and Mitigation Strategies

Cloudburst Group has released RFP No. 2017-ERC-002, “Investor Report on Land Risks and Mitigation Strategies” All questions must be submitted by 5:00pm Eastern Time on Monday, June 26, 2017; 5pm ET. All responses must be submitted by 5:00pm Eastern Time on Friday, July 14, 2017; 12p ET. Please download the RFP and pricing template:

2018-02-01T19:14:19+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Requests for Proposals|

Request for Proposal: 2017-ERC-TGCC-001 Impact Evaluation Data Collection (Zambia)

Cloudburst Group has released RFP No. 2017-ERC-TGCC-001, “Impact Evaluation Data Collection (Zambia)” All questions must be submitted by 5:00pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. All responses must be submitted by 5:00pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Please download the RFP and pricing template: RFP_2017-ERC-TGCC-001_April_5_2017 Attachment_B2_RFP_2017-ERC-TGCC-001_Pricing_Template Responses_to_Questions_RFP_2017-ERC-TGCC-001

2017-11-13T14:57:17+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Requests for Proposals|

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|