This article, published by IRIN News, covers our perspective too on the #localisation process. We have strongly argued that while the #GrandBargain process has been rolled out to empower local organisations through better access to funding, it is counterproductive if international organisations raise funds in developing economies from global South too. Big INGOs have resources to invest on advertising and thereby capturing local fundraising space. That doesn’t provide level playing field to local organisations, who continue being on margins and dependent upon INGOs for funding.
As expected, World Vision, one of the biggest INGOs which has been doing massive fundraising in India, has challenged our position. Please read the article to find out details here.