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dc.contributor.authorCarter, Becky
dc.identifier.citationCarter, B. (2022). Integrating local voices into programme governance in fragile and conflict-affected settings. K4D Helpdesk Report 1180. Institute of Development Studies. DOI: 10.19088/K4D.2022.110en
dc.description.abstractThis rapid literature review explores how local people’s views and perspectives on their concerns, needs and capabilities (beyond asking about their experiences with aid) have been integrated into the national-level governance mechanisms of humanitarian assistance and development programmes in fragile and conflict-affected settings. There is limited systematic evidence available on this topic. There are a few cases of including civil society in national-level programme or sector governance bodies; there is more documented experience of including local actors in humanitarian response coordination. There is also relevant learning from feedback mechanisms, analysis and research, and people-centred approaches to aid planning and management more generally. The literature highlights the importance of conflict-sensitive approaches underpinned by regular conflict and political economy analysis; consulting with local actors on how they want to communicate and engage, and setting up safe and effective spaces for engagement; investing in long-term partnerships and capacity building to strengthen local organisations; and undertaking participatory, qualitative research that starts from ‘people’s own reading of how their lives are changing over time’ (Daigle, 2022: 15).en
dc.description.sponsorshipForeign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)en
dc.publisherInstitute of Development Studiesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesK4D Helpdesk Report;1180
dc.subjectSecurity and Conflicten
dc.titleIntegrating Local Voices into Programme Governance in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settingsen
dc.rights.holder© Crown copyright 2022en
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