Since 2017, the Stopping as Success team has examined responsible and successful INGO exits and transitions. In this blog, Isabella Jean, independent consultant for the learning project, reflects on the assumptions made by the consortium members at the beginning of the project. We knew from the start that our understanding of what enables responsible transitions will … Continue reading On the nature and quality of partnerships: the assumptions we made
In June 2019, Stopping As Success (SAS) team members attended the 2019 Interaction Forum to share findings from their case studies and to share insights from the research during a panel session on, Transitions to locally led development: what is missing from the conversation? In this blog, CDA’s Grace Boone and Peace Direct’s Farzana Ahmed … Continue reading INGO actors turn inward to ask: what is the role of INGOs in the localisation agenda?
Four years ago, Nuru International exited from their activities in Kenya, leaving in place their local partners Nuru Kenya. Looking back, Field Operations Director of Nuru International, Amy Sherwood shares reflections from herself and Nuru Kenya’s Country Director, Pauline Wambeti, on the process, challenges and successes of responsibly handing over to a local organization. Nuru … Continue reading Exiting responsibly: Reflections on Nuru Kenya
In this article, Isabella Jean from the “Stopping As Success” consortium, shares her reflections from a recent meeting on local agency and power and discusses the organizational practices that require attention in order to strengthen inclusive and locally driven peacebuilding and development processes. During a recent consultation on Creating Conducive Space for Local Agency and … Continue reading What is required for a conducive space for local agency and power?
In this article, Grace Boone of CDA Collaborative Learning, part of the “Stopping As Success” consortium, discusses capacity development in transitions, particularly focusing on the theme of psycho-social support for local actors given on behalf of INGOs during the transition. “Local staff [of INGOs] were critical and young. They clashed with the approaches of INGOs … Continue reading Capacity development in international transitions: can it be used to shift the norm?
In this article, Salem Osseiran of Peace Direct, part of the “Stopping As Success” consortium, discusses the theme of community agency in transitions, reflecting on a recent case study research visit to Bangladesh. “Stopping As Success” has, over the past two years, examined the foreign aid environments in more than a dozen countries, looking at … Continue reading “If the forest survives, we survive”: locally-led development in Bangladesh
Kiely Barnard-Webster and Isabella Jean of CDA Collaborative Learning, part of the “Stopping As Success” consortium, discuss their aims for the research project and dissect previous findings on aid exits. Continue reading INGOs as yeast, not the flour
Farzana Ahmed, Senior Researcher at Peace Direct who are leading the “Stopping As Success” learning project, reports on conversations she had with aid actors at a SAS convened workshop in the Philippines in April this year. Continue reading Perspectives on Aid from the Philippines