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The Commitments Into Action Series: Localising the response

During humanitarian crises, local actors are often the first to respond. Despite this, most of the funding for humanitarian action is directed to international non-governmental organizations. For donors, localization of aid should be more than just allocating more money to local humanitarian responders. Instead, supporting local humanitarian action should lead to a change in how crises are managed, optimizing partnerships and strengthening the voice of affected populations. 

This document includes guidance on how donors can interact with and fund local governments, humanitarian responders, and organizations as they respond to crises. 

Published 2020-05-05

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