Publications

Putting the local first

This report highlights a number of recommendations that can help facilitate more responsive programming learning within M&E frameworks.

Locally led stabilisation and peacebuilding in Congo: learning summary

This learning summary paper highlights the main successes, challenges and lessons learnt from a CRC project delivered in collaboration with Peace Direct from 2011-2014, with funding from the John Ellerman and Barings Foundations. The project aimed to provide economic and social support to ex-combatants, returnees and women affected by conflict, as part of a holistic approach to DDR that sees sustainable reintegration as the key to lasting success.

Suppporting stabilisation and peacebuilding in Eastern Congo: Evaluation Report

This paper highlights the main successes, challenges and lessons learnt from a CRC project delivered in collaboration with Peace Direct from 2011-2014, with funding from the John Ellerman and Barings Foundations. The project aimed to provide economic and social support to ex-combatants, returnees and women affected by conflict, as part of a holistic approach to DDR that sees sustainable reintegration as the key to lasting success.

Local First in Practice

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.

Baraza Justice

Our Congolese partner Fondation Chirezi (FOCHI) has established a network of peace courts, or ‘barazas’, in war-torn eastern DR Congo. In 2014 we evaluated their impact, and found that lessons can be learned from this very cost effective and sustainable model, for other countries that suffer similar levels of violence.

Local First: summary pamphlet

Local First is an approach to international development that prioritises the views and leadership of people and organisations in the countries affected, over those of outsiders from the international community.

Coming Home

A case study of locally led DDR programme comparing costs and impacts between local and international programmes.