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More than the Money: localisation in practice
December 2016 - July 2017

In a context where there is increasing need for humanitarian aid, the localisation of aid is seen as a solution in connection with the “Grand Bargain” drawn up at the World Humanitarian Summit. Trócaire has worked with local partners in humanitarian responses for many years. It wants to use its experience to establish ways to facilitate localisation. It has therefore asked Groupe URD to help it define the concept of “localisation”, assess the issues at stake and outline ways of improving this process.

Whereas it was estimated that only 0.2% of funding was allocated directly to local organisations for the implementation of programmes, the Charter for Change (C4C) called for international organisations to contribute to the localisation of aid. This initiative aimed to facilitate aid delivery and improve effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability, as well as reinforce local capacity.

The strategy adopted by Trócaire aimed to reinforce the capacity of its local partners and share the essential aspects of humanitarian action with them. Through these partnerships, Trócaire aimed to reinforce humanitarian aid in the least accessible areas (for geographical or security reasons), and improve ownership and resilience amongst the local population.

Two case studies have been implemented in Myanmar and DRC.