Localising aid: is it worth the risk?

Research reports and studies
June 2013
One of the greatest obstacles to localising aid (i.e. transferring aid to local rather than international actors) is the perception among donors that it is much riskier than non-localised aid, where the donor appears more able to manage directly the risks of funds being misspent. This report finds that this perception may be incorrect, and that non-localised aid may potentially have higher risks of programme and strategic failure. It sets out an approach for donors who wish to analyse the risks involved in localising aid.