This consultation presents key insights from a global consultation on Aid Exits and Locally-led Development. The ways in which development programmes end, whether through a complete phase-out or a gradual hand-over to a local entity, has a significant impact on the success of a project. Working effectively with a variety of local actors is not only a vital part of ensuring the longevity of development projects but also in ensuring that local capacity and local contexts are not further distorted by continued aid interventions.
In order to better understand the multiple dynamics between international and local actors during aid exits and transitions, we held an online consultation that brought together 95 participants from over 40 countries to critically engage with discussions on: Power Dynamics in the Aid Sector, The Role of Local Actors and Capacity Building and Sustainability.
This consultation is part of a USAID-funded collaborative learning project, ‘Stopping As Success’, which is being carried out by Peace Direct, Search for Common Ground and CDA Collaborative Learning Projects. The project will be looking at twenty case studies of INGO exit and transitions in a range of locations in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The purpose of this online consultation is to understand the broader realities within which aid exits and transitions take place.
Last year, local organisation Cadre de Concertation Intercommunautaire (CCI) was selected as one of the grantees in our Youth Action for Peace project. They were given a grant of $1,134 which they used to work with ex-combatants in the village of Kalehe. Read more »
In Zimbabwe, we work with a local organisation, Envision Zimbabwe, whose work focuses on reducing political and gender-based violence, and building community cohesion. Recently, they ran Conflict Transformation Training for Traditional Leaders in Hurungwe, bringing together 70 people. Read more »