The SAS project conducted 20 case studies of successful transitions from INGOs to local organizations in 13 different countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Republic of Georgia, Kenya, Morocco, the Philippines, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Thailand, Bangladesh, Burundi, India, Guatemala, and Timor-Leste. In our selection of cases, we looked for geographic diversity, sectoral diversity (health, micro-finance, gender equality, governance, peacebuilding, etc), and types of transitions. We intentionally excluded humanitarian international transitions and humanitarian localization efforts from this inquiry due to very different political, operational, and institutional contexts in which such exits take place. For more details, please refer to our methodology document.

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