Over the past decades, recipients of international aid and others in the international community have expressed concerns that the aid provided often feels disconnected from its intended beneficiaries. There is now a growing acknowledgment by the international community of the need to include recipients of aid in the process of development, implementation, and sustainability of aid.
At Building Markets, we understand the importance of local knowledge and collaboration. With a vast network of partners and collaborators across three continents, we constantly rely on local expertise to develop relevant programs and services. As we strive to enhance the growth of businesses and provide impactful solutions, we are committed to embracing localization and inclusive partnerships.
This report aims to share key insights from the literature around localization, providing organizations with valuable information to pursue localization strategies. We delve into leading international agreements, highlight the challenges faced in local NGO and donor and international NGO partnerships, and explore solutions to promote local ownership and capacity-building.
Additionally, we discuss the significance of measuring localization and present a performance-based approach to evaluate progress.