Elevating the Community's Agenda: Honing USAID Forward's Approach to Local Ownership

July 9, 2013

Mercy Corps' Elevating the Community’s Agenda: Honing USAID Forward’s Approach to Local Ownership provides recommendations to USAID for putting effective local ownership into practice. Our research finds that while recent USAID Forward reforms are ambitious and welcome steps, there is still a long way to go towards effective leveraging of local groups. Local leaders in 14 countries told us that real local ownership is not just a matter of redirecting where the money goes—it is a matter of modernizing USAID’s approach.


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