Localisation in Coordination

The World Humanitarian Summit recognised that increased localisation is fundamental to the delivery of a dignified and effective humanitarian response, concluding that humanitarian action should be “as local as possible, as international as necessary.” The associated Grand Bargain emphasized the need to make more deliberate and explicit efforts to better engage with, empower and promote the work of local actors.

Following the Summit, the Protection and Education Cluster Lead Agencies, and Co-Leads made commitments to promote localisation. In essence, this means that coordination groups and their respective response strategies should be guided by the principle – “as local as possible, as international as necessary.”

Resource Info

Resource Type

Advocacy Statement


Published by

Child Protection Area of Responsibility (CP AoR), Global Education Cluster


Child Protection
Humanitarian Sectors