Locally led, globally connected

This paper sets out Plan International’s position on locally-led, globally-connected work. It explains the dimensions Plan International considers as key enablers, as well as definitions we use.

Plan International, in its Global Strategy “All Girls Standing Strong Creating Global Change”, has set out its ambition to shift away from centralised decision-making, giving more power to colleagues, partners and programme participants in the countries we implement programmes to make decisions at the point of impact.

This is not only the “right” thing to do, but also needed for development effectiveness and greater impact and sustainability.

As an International NGO, active in over 80 countries across the world, Plan International will use and challenge its privilege, power and resources to stand in solidarity with local organisations and communities. Depending on the context we will adapt, step back and act as a convener and ally to local actors where it is possible to do so.

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Locally led, globally connected – position paper


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