Cordaid 2020 Resilience localisation policy brief

Localisation and local leadership in development cooperation and humanitarian assistance aim to make development and humanitarian work more effective and relevant. Localisation ensures that those who are nearest to the crisis and those who are most affected, have the required prevention, preparedness and response capacity. This enables them to respond quickly and appropriately. Localisation therefore refers to transformative, structural changes at the local, national and international level to change the ‘who is in the lead’.