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  • Watch! #ShiftThePower means #ShiftTheMoney!

    Watch! #ShiftThePower means #ShiftTheMoney!

    Today, MCLD hosted our Side Event for the UN Commission on Social Development on Financing Community-led Action for Inclusive, Resilient Post-Covid-19 Recovery. Resilience is inherently a community-level attribute as community leaders are always the first responders to any shock. Yet, many local governments in low-income countries and community-based organizations lack any reliable source for core […]

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  • Open Letter to Mark Suzman

    Open Letter to Mark Suzman

    Dear Mark, Congratulations on publishing your first Annual Letter. It provides an important insight into the way you, your new board, and your team at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are viewing the world and the challenges we face.  As your letter demonstrates, the COVID-19 pandemic has been THE story your first two years […]

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  • Opinion: As USAID adjusts, make sure local means local

    Opinion: As USAID adjusts, make sure local means local

    By John Coonrod, Gunjan Veda Published to Devex on 24 January 2022 Featured Photo: USAID LCD Policy Cover Page. On December, weeks after USAID Administrator Samantha Power announced her new vision for global development, the U.S. Agency for International Development released its new draft policy on Local Capacity Development. This policy represents a major mindset shift in how USAID plans to […]

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  • Video: Focus on Capacity Strengthening

    Video: Focus on Capacity Strengthening

    On January 26, 2022 Movement members gathered on Zoom to explore one of the most important requests of community-based organizations: opportunities to strengthen their capacity to organize for effective action. Our speakers set the stage for vibrant breakout room exploration of what we could achieve together in 2022! Come back soon for a summary of […]

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