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Localisation Through Partnership: Shifting Towards Locally-led Programming in Myanmar (Phase 3 – Outcomes of the Transition)


Karuna Mission Social Solidarity (KMSS) and Trócaire have been working in partnership to respond to the crisis in Kachin and Northern Shan State in Myanmar since 2012. Their 2018-2020 project funded by the UK Government resourced Humanitarian Assistance and Resilience Programme Facility (HARP-F) had a specific aim to transition the project lead role from Trócaire to KMSS.

KMSS and Trócaire partnered with the Humanitarian Advisory Group (HAG) to conduct a multi-phase research to facilitate learning for both partners during this localisation journey, and for the broader humanitarian sector at the national and international levels. The research consists of three phases, each the focus of a report:

  • Report 1: Mapping the partnership journey from 2012 to 2018
  • Report 2: Reviewing the localisation transition in 2019
  • Report 3: Reflecting on the localisation process at the end of 2020

This third report presents the findings from the final phase of the research, and captures overall learning emerging from the partnership, as well insights on how the partners adjusted to challenges presented with the onset of COVID-19.

Other reports from this series can be accessed here: