Locally-led Development and Localization in Humanitarian Response

May 9, 2022
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Power, Privilege & the Realities of NGO Localization Efforts Amid COVID-19

Localization is a fashionable topic in the humanitarian community. The COVID-19 pandemic—where containment measures continue to disrupt humanitarian access—has ignited…

May 17, 2021
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NGO Coordination Structures and the Localization Debate

The concept of “localization” is not new. For over two decades, initiatives have called for localizing aid (through funding, partnerships,…

January 22, 2021
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Localization in the COVID-19 Era

While it is still unknown how COVID-19 will ultimately change the development and humanitarian aid sectors, the current crisis has…

August 21, 2020
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From Policy to Practice: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services in Emergency Settings

Adults are nearly three times more likely to develop mental health conditions in conflict settings, with 22% likely to…

November 28, 2022
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Local Leadership in Humanitarian Response Initiative

Many people see “localization” as a key to providing quality humanitarian assistance in the face of decreased funding and increased…

August 30, 2022
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Implementing the Locally-Led Agenda Will Require Paradigmatic Changes

Centering local leadership and ownership of foreign assistance and programming is vital to more effective international development and peacebuilding. The…

August 23, 2022
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Engaging With the Global Humanitarian Shelter and Settlements Sector

With increasing need in humanitarian aid but limited funding availability, the humanitarian system needs to consider creative and innovative solutions…

July 25, 2022
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InterAction’s Continued Support of Locally-led Development and Shifting Power

To truly advance the locally-led development agenda, it is essential for the NGO sector to acknowledge the power asymmetries…

May 19, 2022
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Moving Toward a Locally-Led Humanitarian Response

Localization isn’t a new concept for the global humanitarian community. After many years of debate and conversation, dozens of humanitarian…

May 3, 2022