Local Capacity Development Policy

  • Date Posted: January 14, 2021
  • Organizations: USAID


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Local capacity development programming is a foundational component of USAID’s work to foster sustainable results across all technical sectors and country contexts. Effective local capacity development can also address underlying factors of fragility, support local humanitarian response systems, and strengthen resilience to shocks and stresses, ultimately supporting countries to prevent, mitigate, and recover from crises.

With the new capacity development policy, USAID will prioritize local capacity development investments that improve the performance of local actors—individuals, organizations, and networks—to jointly produce sustainable development outcomes. 

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