Local First: The Concept: Introduction

Local First


The website explains why INGOs and donors should work with local organisations and build local capacity to enable local solutions and ensure sustainability. It outlines the principles to follow, how they should be applied and illustrates this with a number of case studies. It also has some recommendations for donors.

Resource type: Website

Resource application: resource for organisations exploring how to work with local organisations with some practical examples

Ability to adapt to own organisational context. Focus on sustainability and supporting local solutions.

Pillar: Partnership
Building Blocks: roles and responsibilities shared values partner sustainability

Related Resources

A 2-day training course leading to a Certificate in Partnering Practice run by The Partnering Initiative. Also currently offering 5-day courses in Nairobi, Oxford and Bangkok in 2015 in partnership with IMA International.
A toolbox created by WWF containing templates which can be used to work through a number of different aspects of partnership.
Organisational capacity assessment and plan templates for use with partners