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Localisation of humanitarian action


This paper sets out Plan International’s position on the localisation of humanitarian action. It explains why and how Plan International works with local actors, in humanitarian contexts, including youth led organisations and those focused on girls’ and young women’s rights.

The term localisation, as used in the humanitarian sector, refers to the process of better engaging local and national actors in all phases of humanitarian action, including greater support for locally-led action.

This paper also sets out Plan International’s commitments to strengthen our work with local actors in humanitarian settings.   

  • Position Paper