BRIGHT Magazine Examines Pay, Support Gaps Between Local, International NGO Staff
BRIGHT Magazine: The Shocking Inequity In Foreign Aid Nobody Talks About
“…On average, national staff are paid four times less than their expat counterparts, despite similar levels of experience and education. A growing number of studies document how local aid workers are more at risk than their international counterparts. A 2017 UNOCHA study found that international staff receive greater psychosocial support, training, and security provisions than their national counterparts. … Perhaps unsurprisingly, the increased exposure to risk, paired with poorer pay, has resulted in serious mental health problems for many local aid workers…” (Pauletto, 8/1).