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Localisation Workstream Resources

Find important resources produced and distributed by the Grand Bargain Localisation Workstream below

Localisation Workstream Country-Level Dialogue Resource Kit

Localisation workstream country level dialog resource kit

This resource kit has been developed for the Grand Bargain Localisation Workstream and is a compilation of Workstream guidance products as well as reference materials on localisation produced by Workstream member agencies and independent consultants and research groups. It is intended to be used primarily as background and guidance materials by local actors and Grand Bargain signatories in the GB Localisation Workstream-facilitated country level dialogues. (Arabic version, French version, Spanish version)

Full Document

Full Document Grand Bargain Localisation Workstream Country Level Dialogue Resource Kit – (Arabic version, French version, Spanish version)

Section 1  Introduction to the Resource Kit

Section 2  The Grand Bargain and Localisation Commitments

Section 3  What is Localisation?

Section 4  Glossary of Localisation Terms

Section 5  Localisation Guidance Notes

Section 6  IASC Interim Guidance on Localisation and COVID-19 Response

Section 7 Other Learning Resources

Workstream Core Documents and Reports

Other Resources on Localisation

In this section you will find links to previous and ongoing projects, as well as reports and research about localisation. You can also share your own related material with us by following this link or leave a comment at the bottom of this page.  The reports gathered in this section are for convenience and do not necessarily represent the views of the members of the Grand Bargain Localisation Workstream.

Localisation Initiatives and Projects
Reports and Research on Localisation














Localisation in the News

DevPolicyBlog (6/9/19) – Asia and the Pacific: Nudging the System on Humanitarian Reform.

Devex (31/5/2019) – Putting localization at the center of the humanitarian future.

Devex (29/3/2019) – New framework to get the localization balance right. 

The New Humanitarian (16/4/2019) – Faces on the front line of local aid. A video series on local emergency response from the ground up.

The New Humanitarian (9/4/2019) – Roundtable: Going local. “If you’re not ready to change, we haven’t come very far.”

The New Humanitarian (21/3/19) – From the ground up: Inside the push to reshape aid. Stories that explore locally driven humanitarian action on the front lines of the world’s crises.

The New Humanitarian (18/9/18) – Local aid groups want more of a say in the Rohingya refugee response. In Bangladesh, grassroots groups feel overshadowed despite being the backbone of the massive aid effort.

Global Policy (21/8/18) – What would a Feminist Approach to Localisation of Humanitarian Action look like? GP Opinion.

The New Humanitarian (8/8/2018) – From evacuee to humanitarian: aid goes local in conflict-torn Marawi. How a shattered Philippine city has become a test case for localisation.

Devex (25/4/2018) – Battleships instead of canoes: Why localization matters in the Pacific.

Refugee Host – Localisation Series.

Thomson Reuters Foundation News (27/12/2017) – Expert Views – With crises set to worsen, what are aid groups’ priorities for 2018? The Thomson Reuters Foundation asked 10 aid agencies to name their top priorities for 2018.

Thomson Reuters Foundation (9/11/2017) – Rising to the challenges in the humanitarian sector. By Elhadj As Sy (IFRC) and Yves Daccord (ICRC).

Devex (8/11/2017) – Exclusive: Red Cross provides a localization action plan for the Pacific and lessons for global understanding.

Devex (26/7/2017) – Red Cross tips for localizing humanitarian response.

Devex (24/7/2017) – Localization moves from advocacy to implementation in Indo-Pacific.

The New Humanitarian (22/3/2017) – Hunting for the Grand Bargain. Fixing emergency aid, one committee at a time.