By Linn Dorin
For donors, ensuring sustainability and managing risk remains a significant concern when it comes to localizing aid. “Localization is not an end unto itself,” said Elizabeth Warfield, speaking to USAID’s Local Solutions framework. “The endgame is sustainability and country ownership.”
by Linn Dorin & Dr. Lennie Bazira Kyomuhangi-Igbodipe
FULL POST on the Daily Nation
The DEFEE Milk Group is a local initiative that has benefited from a broader trend shaping the global distribution of foreign aid. Over the past 10 years, major development donors have begun giving money directly to developing country governments and local NGOs.
By Linn Dorin & Raj Kumar
FULL POST on The Hill
The Ebola outbreak highlighted one of the biggest limitations in the world’s current approach to international development: local capacity. Money is critical in an emergency, but it is equally important that a country has the ability to use that money effectively.