Local First in Practice

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Unlocking the power to get things done

This study aims to contribute to the growing recognition and development of locally led aid modalities and partnership models. It does so on the ‘practical’ rather than ‘ideas’ front – in that it starts from a policy context in which the imperatives of ownership and agency have long been acknowledged, but in which there remains a significant and prevailing  gap between rhetoric and implementation on the ground.

By identifying good practice examples of partnership models in the peacebuilding, development and humanitarian fields, Peace Direct hopes to contribute towards a shift in practice within the aid industry, whereby locally led approaches are prioritised.

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