Localisations, power, stories and change ( Adaptive and Open Reads, April 2022)

A number of pieces caught my attention in April, clustered around localisation and the value of politically-informed, locally-led, adaptive responses (PILLAR, as Abt Associates put it) to complex development challenges. At Global Integrity, our strategy has since 2015 acknowledged the interconnectedness of these issues. We provide support that enables frontline actors to operate in learning-centered…

Local capacity, power and change: Our feedback on USAID’s draft policy on local capacity development

Here at Global Integrity, we’ve been excited to see the direction which USAID is taking under the leadership of Ambassador Power (See for instance, the Ambassador’s November 2021 presentation of a “New Vision for Global Development”). The agency’s revitalized emphasis on supporting locally-led – but not locally-isolated – development is hugely welcome. This approach reflects…

Policy Journeys and Power Shifts: Unlocking Corruption with Locally-Led Solutions

Author: Izabela Chmielewska Unlocking Corruption: Why did we host this event?  On December 8th, 2021 we held a joint pre-summit event with the Open Government Partnership (OGP) centered around Unlocking Corruption: Frontline Perspectives on Locally Led Solutions. The recently concluded Summit for Democracy and the OGP Global Summit this month created ripe ground to convene…