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What makes a good “locally led” funder?

27 October 2022 • 

This collection of stories provides concrete ideas to help design funding models that are accessible and appropriate for community-led development.

Becoming locally led as an anti-racist practice: a guide

4 October 2022 • 

This draft guide has been developed in response to the growing demand from the international development sector, the UK in particular, to ensure that organisations change how they work, make decisions, and are structured and governed to become more locally led.

Trends in cross-sector partnering for INGOs

30 June 2020 • 

A study of the key trends shaping humanitarian and development partnerships, and how INGOs are responding to these changes.

Is NGO storytelling unethical?

18 February 2020

We interrogate how NGO communications perpetuate stereotypes and explore how to gather content more ethically.

Is the international NGO system broken?

17 September 2019

Despite talk of sustainable and locally-led development, international NGOs still haven't redressed the imbalance of power, resources and funds that exists between northern and local organisations.

M&E Universe

31 May 2019 • 

A free, online resource designed to support development practitioners involved in monitoring and evaluation.

Check your competencies as a project or programme manager

24 April 2019 • 

This tool enables you to confidentially check your competencies as a project or programme manager against an industry standard for development organisations.