Policies, Standards, and Strategies

Save the Children’s Localisation Policy

Publication year:




PDF (311.2 KiB)


Save the Children International

Save the Children has a strong commitment to supporting Local and National Actors (L/NAs) – including children themselves – in driving the sustainable realisation of children’s rights and has set itself an ambitious localisation agenda.   It is Save the Children’s belief that shifting power including resources, capacity and ownership to national and local actors will result in more timely, appropriate and effective outcomes for the children most impacted by inequality and discrimination and better fulfil the rights of children.  Save the Children International’s Localisation Policy outlines the fundamental principles that govern the organisation’s commitment to localisation. It is applicable to all contexts and aims to support and guide the organisation to understand and respond accordingly. 

To operationalise the policy and ambition, Save the Children is engaged in a number of different workstreams to advance our localisation approach, from creating more equitable partnerships and reviewing our compliance requirements to revising our organisational capacity offer to local actors and granting flexible financing directly to local and national organisations, for example through Save the Children’s Humanitarian Fund. Save the Children is also committed to engaging with local and national actors and children in our process, at both country level and through our global partner feedback survey and global Children’s Advisory Body.

Read full abstract

View & Download


1 Documents

Subscribe and receive reading selections

Save all your favorite materials for future use

Upload research & contribute to the collection