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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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
What if local people had secure rights to manage and benefit from the use of forests, or pastures, or farmland? What kind of entrepreneurial activities would we see?
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: