How can women entrepreneurs navigate legal and social challenges to get their businesses off the ground? What’s the best way to apply adaptive management practices? How do we help to build resilience and peace for people who have participated in war?

This year, our bloggers answered these questions and more. From initiatives to support local leadership to using digital data to power clean energy to delivering safe and sustainable water for 600,000 people, we covered a range of ideas and innovations in 2022. Check out our top 10 blogs from the year!

Eight Ways for Women Entrepreneurs to Overcome Roadblocks to Success

Entrepreneurship is risky, and it’s especially challenging for women, who face legal and social restrictions and lower access to capital than men. As part of DT Global’s Transforming Women’s Lives Through Digital Technology Challenge, we looked at eight ways women can navigate these obstacles.

Saving the Piggy Bank

Unchecked African Swine Flu can wipe out family livelihoods, and incite violence when communities mistakenly believe that black magic causes pig deaths. As part of our DFAT and MFAT-funded PHAMA Plus Program, DT Global is raising awareness on the causes and prevention of African Swine Flu through information on key biosecurity and animal husbandry practices—preserving livestock and quelling violent disputes at the same time.

Rehabilitating Freetown’s Water Supply

High quality and sufficient water supply is essential for human health and is key to climate change adaptation but is a huge challenge in countries such as Sierra Leone. DT Global is working to improve the water situation for approximately 600,000 people in Freetown, Sierra Leone by rehabilitating the Guma reservoir through our FCDO-funded Freetown Water Supply Rehabilitation project.

The Path to Net-Zero: How the Circular Economy Can Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The circular economy is restorative and regenerative by design, seeking to decouple economic development from finite resource consumption. What are some of the key methods we can use to support it?

Emerging Leaders in International Development

DT Global’s new initiative brings together 15 of our emerging leaders from our programs in the Asia-Pacific region to participate in an intensive learning journey to strengthen their leadership capabilities, knowledge, and networks within DT Global, the sector, and beyond.

Using Digital Data to Power Clean Energy Transitions

Through the USAID Kosovo Energy Security of Supply (KESS) Activity, DT Global is pioneering a new approach to expanding renewable energy access: using drones and GIS technology to improve market and investment information on solar power potential.

Woman Warrior Replaces Gun With Hope

A Sudanese woman discusses her journey from warrior to peace builder with the help of USAID’s Towards Enduring Peace in Sudan Activity, implemented by DT Global. Since 2015, TEPS has supported over 33,000 women in peacebuilding, conflict resolution, reconciliation, and consensus building efforts.

How DT Global Supports SME Competitiveness and Capacity Growth

At DT Global, we work with the private sector—including small- and medium-sized enterprises—around the globe to increase private sector growth, enhance competitiveness, and encourage economic participation.

Introducing DT Global’s Adaptive Management Note

Our Adaptive Management Guidance Note draws lessons and good practices in adaptive management from across DT Global’s diverse portfolio and outlines a conceptual framework as well as practical guidance for program teams. This note was also featured on Duncan Green’s From Poverty to Power blog.

How DT Global Is Investing in Our Planet and Reducing Our Greenhouse Gas Emissions

DT Global is committed to reducing our carbon footprint. Since 2020, we’ve tracked our carbon emissions and in 2021, became a signatory to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to set science-based targets to lower carbon outputs to limit warming in line with the Paris Agreement goals. We are piloting greening initiatives in our field and corporate offices and have dedicated Green Teams across our geographies to mainstream environmental work in our projects and operations.