The “Stopping As Success” collaborative learning project has developed publications critically engaging with issues at the centre of aid transitions and locally-led development. Explore them in full below:
Planning for success from start to exit: A review of literature, policy and practice
This review outlines current thinking on how exits and transition impact the relationship between local and international actors. How do these relationships transition? What role does power play?
To do this, it is necessary to reflect on the context in which such transitions occur, and to consider factors that shape the nature of the relationship between local and international actors through exit processes. The purpose of this review is to understand these realities within which exit strategies have (or have not) developed. Up until recently, the ways in which aid exits have been and/or should be designed and implemented have rarely been addressed by international development scholars and practitioners. Go to publication »
Aid Exits and Locally-led Development
The ways in which development programmes end, whether through a complete phase-out or a gradual handover to a local entity, has a significant impact on the success of a project. 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. Go to publication »