What are some of the indicators of success of localization?

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Helen Asnake
July 31, 2017 at 6:21 am

From the recent localisation event in Manila, We discussed a lot about localisation and how it can be measured. One of the points that came up strongly were, Localisation is empowering the community, making the center of what we do.It is not us doing for them rather Communities taking responsiblity for their own solutions. When the community is resilient,when the community has the ccapacity to respond to disasters and any crises, etc What are your thoughts on some of indicators of the sucess of localisation? How do you think we can measure them?

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  • Yves Ngunzi
    August 2, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    I think we can build our indicator on the following Grand Bargain commitments regarding Localisation: (1) Increase and support multi-year investment in the institutional capacities of local and national responders, including preparedness, response and coordination capacities, especially in fragile contexts and where communities are vulnerable to armed conflicts, disasters, recurrent outbreaks and the effects of climate change. We should achieve this through collaboration with development partners and incorporate capacity strengthening in partnership agreements.
    (2) Understand better and work to remove or reduce barriers that prevent organisations and donors from partnering with local and national responders in order to lessen their administrative burden.
    (3) Support and complement national coordination mechanisms where they exist and include local and national responders in international coordination mechanisms as appropriate and in keeping with humanitarian principles.
    (4) Achieve by 2020 a global, aggregated target of at least 25 per cent of humanitarian funding to local and national responders as directly as possible to improve outcomes for affected people and reduce transactional costs.
    (5) Develop, with the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), and apply a ‘localisation’ marker to measure direct and indirect funding to local and national responders.
    (6) Make greater use of funding tools which increase and improve assistance delivered by local and national responders, such as UN-led country-based pooled funds (CBPF), IFRC Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) and NGO-led and other pooled funds.
    we can use the traditional tools of M&E( Survey, story of chance, interview, etc.. )

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