“Localisation” is the new buzzword for 2017, having attracted more attention since the Grand Bargain commitments made at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016. This study shows that localisation opens a Pandora’s Box of questions about the political economy of aid and North/South relations. If badly managed, it could create or increase tensions between local and international actors.

Groupe URD has been working on a number of studies that deal with this major subject for the future of the sector. We are currently conducting a study on localisation in Haiti and we have already produced a report on the case of Tripoli in Lebanon.