Aid exits and locally led development

Organizations Involved: Peace Direct, Search for Common Ground & CDA Collaborative Learning Project

The ways in which development programs 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.

This report reflects on that exchange, identifies consensus where it appeared, and shares key nuances and insights from individuals. Participants are identified where they wished to be, though the option for registered participants to comment anonymously is also respected. This report is not meant to be the opinion of the individual author. Read online >>