Glossary Term

Local and national actors

National and local actors are of two types:

  1. Local and national non-state actors are organizations engaged in relief that are headquartered and operating in their own aid recipient country and which are not affiliated to an international NGO. A local actor is not considered to be affiliated merely because it is part of a network, confederation or alliance wherein it maintains independent fundraising and governance systems. Local and national non-state actors include:
    • National NGOs/civil society organisations (CSOs);
    • Local NGOs/CSOs;
    • Red Cross/Red Crescent National Societies;
    • Local and national private sector organizations
  2. National and sub-national state actors are state authorities of the affected aid recipient country engaged in relief, whether at local or national level. This includes national and local governments.