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Localisation at a Project Level: Localisation Learning Brief

In recent years localised humanitarian practices have been increasingly adopted across multiple crisis contexts and with a range of humanitarian actors. These practices and approaches have resulted in rich and complex data that can be drawn on for learning purposes and used to inform future approaches.

This learning brief explores patterns in the way that supporting local leadership has been approached in the Asia and Pacific regions that target the project level. These project level practices continue to be one of the key ways in which local leadership is supported across the sector, in particular where agencies are responding without pre-existing partnerships in place. These practices are usually embedded within the cycle of a project or program, are relatively immediate, and are time and output bound. The learning brief provides some examples of these practices, followed by an overview of the benefits and challenges, and discussion on key learning for the future.