How Funders Can Help Reimagine the Relationship between International NGOs and Local Partners


Private foundations working internationally have a challenging agenda to pursue if they want their practice to be consistent with organizational values. They need to figure out how to foster relationships of trust not only with their own grantees — almost all of which are international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) — but also with the in-country CSOs that grantees call their “local partners.” For a private foundation engaged in global development, the quality of the partnership between the INGO and in-country partners is a fundamental determinant of whether and how dollars turn into results. The article offers five basic questions that staff at foundations working internationally can and should ask their INGO grantees about how the resources they are entrusted with are supporting local partners. Read more here.

Source: CEP


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