Around the world, children rely on psychosocial support, family tracing, reunification, education and other services to keep them safe. The majority of these services are already being delivered by local government and civil society organisations. Strengthening localisation is therefore an opportunity to improve access, quality and efficiency of services, recognising the fundamental responsibility of the State to protect its citizens.
Recognising the value of localisation and building on World Humanitarian Summit commitments, the Protection and Education Clusters are seeking to ensure their humanitarian response strategies are guided by the principle – “as local as possible, as international as necessary.” This work is being led by the Child Protection Area of Responsibility, on behalf of the Protection and Education Clusters.
Envisioning the Grand Bargain: this August 2020 assessment examines to what extent the CP AoR’s approach and subsequent initiatives undertaken in the early years of the localisation mandate have helped to advance the agenda.
Watch colleagues from Iraq, Somalia, and South Sudan present case studies about how and why they conduct needs assessments and analysis. The video is available in English and in Arabic. You can also find tips for using and sharing this video on needs assessment and analysis in a companion document available here in English and here in Arabic.
Please find here our guidance for producing essential tools to sensitize the coordination group to localisation issues: the localisation dashboards.This guidance is available in ENGLISH / ARABIC / FRENCH / SPANISH.