Policy Brief: Policy Principles To Support Effective And Sustainable Local Leadership In Humanitarian Response And Development Assistance
CRS proposes six key policy principles, rooted in CRS’ experience with partners around the world, as well as the efforts of our peer agencies, partners, donors, and others, to encourage, support and expand locally-led humanitarian and development efforts:
- Effective partnerships underpin effective transition to local leadership.
- Local leadership requires local actors as implementers and leaders.
- Holistic, not transactional, capacity strengthening is critical for sustainable change.
- Funding mechanisms and conditions help determine localization success.
- A broad and inclusive civil society, including faith-based organizations (FBOs), is important.
- Government matters: localization should not replace an effective public social service sector.