The Stopping As Success (SAS) consortium members have produced a number of publications over the years from previous projects on aid effectiveness, locally-led development and local ownership. Explore them in full below.

Learning to adapt when measuring change

This report by Peace Direct highlights a number of recommendations that can help facilitate more responsive programming learning within M&E frameworks. Central to this is shifting a focus away from developing sets of rigid indicators and instead concentrating on M&E frameworks as a process. This includes looking at how local actors can be more involved in developing M&E, encouraging shared learning across stakeholders and generating an environment that can make sense of contextual changes and approve adaptations of programmes. Go to publication »

Local First in Practice: unlocking the power to get things done

Peace Direct’s ‘Local First in Practice: unlocking the power to get things done’ aims to contribute to the development of locally-led aid and partnership models.  The report showcases successful examples of locally-led development projects worldwide. Go to publication »

Time to Listen: Hearing People on the Receiving End of International Aid

CDA’s Time to Listen represents the cumulative evidence of five years gathering evidence from people living in societies that are recipients of international aid. CDA’s Listening Project organized teams of “listeners” across 20 countries and contexts to gather the voices, insights, and lessons from people both inside and outside the aid system. This publication represents the lessons that have come forth through conversations with nearly 6,000 people. Using their words, their experiences, and their ideas, we describe why the cumulative impacts of aid have not met expectations and describe a way forward to make changes that, according to those on the receiving end, will lead to more effective results. Go to publication »

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