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July 29, 2021

Localisation in Vanuatu: insights from the response to a cyclone

Touted as a solution to ineffective humanitarian aid, the localisation agenda has gained momentum since it was coined in 2016 with the expression “as local as possible, and international when necessary”.

The importance of local actors in development is not a new idea, but localisation destabilises international NGOs’ (INGOs) modus operandi by requiring they assume a backstage role in emergency response. Leadership is transferred to local responders who, it is argued, are best suited for that role.

The article is available here.

Chaire de gestion de projet (ESG UQAM) Institut d'études internationales de Montréal (IEIM) Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC) Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines