Opinion Piece Outlines 5 Challenges For NGOs To Overcome For Localization To Succeed

Forbes: Five Hurdles To Localizing Global Development, And How NGOs Can Help Overcome Them
Pape Gaye, resident and CEO of IntraHealth International and member of Forbes Nonprofit Council

“…The entire field of global health and development is shifting. Major funders, such as the U.S. government, are pushing ahead with an approach called localization, wherein countries manage their own foreign aid, mobilize their own public and private revenues, and eventually become self-reliant. … NGOs can help localization succeed. But we will have to overcome five big challenges to do it. 1. An Outdated Model … 2. Trust Issues … 3. A One-Size-Fits-All Approach … 4. The Rise Of Nationalism … 5. Time And Vision … To advance this next-generation model of local global development, NGOs must be ready to broker new partnerships and develop new business models. Over the long-term, localization will pay dividends in economic growth, global health security, and human development” (9/13).