Results for Localization & Inclusive Development
Localization & Inclusive Development
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What Locally Led Development Means to Us
Localization is not just about giving money to local partners. It is a shift in mindset that values listening and learning from the expertise of local organizations, and following their lead. Locally led development is not a new idea at USAID. Globally, individual champions in USAID Missions exemplify how USAID genuinely values and respects the knowledge, commitment, and integrity of local actors.
Localization & Inclusive Development
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Four Ways That Diaspora Businesses Are Advancing Locally-Led Development
The United States is home to more global diaspora members than any other country in the world. A diaspora is a community of people who live outside a shared country of origin, ancestry, or affinity, and maintain active connections with it. In fact, more than 62 million Americans, or one-fifth of U.S. residents, are first- or second-generation diaspora members. With roots around the world, these communities are key players in driving sustainable development progress.
Jul 25, 2022
Localization & Inclusive Development
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Strength in Diversity: How Cooperatives and Credit Unions Catalyze Inclusive Growth in Their Communities
Cooperatives and credit unions are key partners in international development. They are locally owned businesses that address market gaps, provide economic and social value to their members, and build more resilient communities. These inclusive businesses can be found in almost every country in which USAID works.
Jul 20, 2022
Localization & Inclusive Development
Luis-Felipe and Vy Lam from USAID pose for a group photo with Arwaco leaders of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia.
Ask an Expert: Q&A with Luis-Felipe Duchicela on How USAID Partners with Indigenous Peoples
Luis-Felipe Duchicela, Senior Advisor to USAID’s Indigenous Peoples’ Issues, shares his insights on how USAID is partnering with Indigenous-led organizations around the world.
Jul 1, 2022
Localization & Inclusive Development
Woman pinning a rainbow ribbon on USAID Administrator Samantha Power
Ask an Expert: Q&A with Jay Gilliam on How USAID Is Engaging with LGBTQI+ Partners
Jay Gilliam is USAID’s Senior LGBTQI+ Coordinator, serving as the Agency’s lead to elevate issues concerning lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and other people of diverse genders and sexual orientations. As part of our Localization & Inclusive Development blog series, we spoke with Jay about how USAID works with LGBTQI+ partners.
Jun 30, 2022
Localization & Inclusive Development
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Ask an Expert: Q&A with Arjun Tasker on What's New with USAID's New Partnerships Initiative
Arjun Tasker is the New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) Portfolio Manager in USAID's Local, Faith, and Transformative Partnerships Hub. As part of our Localization & Inclusive Development blog series, we spoke with Arjun about how NPI supports collaboration with new and nontraditional partners and where NPI is going in the future.
Jun 8, 2022
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Better Together: Localization & Inclusive Development Are Two Sides of the Same Coin [new blog series]
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have been clear: diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility matter in everything we do. As Biden-Harris Administration appointees—leading the Local, Faith, and Transformative Partnerships and the Inclusive Development Hubs within USAID’s Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI)—under the leadership of Administrator Samantha Power, we are deeply committed to seeing greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in our own workforce, in our partnerships, and in our programming. USAID’s development work is better, smarter, more relevant, and more sustainable when we center our partnerships, planning, and decision making around the voices of diverse communities, particularly those who have been underrepresented. Administrator Power articulated these principles as a roadmap for the Agency last November in her speech “A New Vision for Global Development.” This vision reflects a broader Administration-wide commitment to ensuring equity and inclusion in all aspects of U.S. policy.
Jun 1, 2022