Foreign aid workers and local NGOs

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going local

Mending the relationship


LONDON, 13 November 2013 (IRIN) - In a humanitarian crisis, should aid agencies be working through local partners? Does it make their aid more appropriate, more effective, better value for money? Or are they better off just doing it themselves?

A new survey on partnering in emergencies, entitled Missed Opportunities, looks at the benefits, but also some of the challenges of working through local partners.

The study draws on the experience of the five major agencies which commissioned it (C...


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