Local Means Local: Community Leadership and Facilitation in CLD, a two-part multi-lingual learning event to share the findings, implications, and recommendations from a Rapid Realist Review of 56 community-led programs, took place on October 6, 2021.

Our keynote address was presented by Ambassador Donald Steinberg. Ambassador Steinberg serves as Expert Adviser to the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), where he focuses on expanding locally-led development and humanitarian assistance, aligning U.S. policies with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, and promoting diversity, equity and inclusion.
Susan Wong, Global Lead for Community-Driven Development, World Bank examined the implications of the research findings for practitioners and funders.

The InCLuDE (Impact of Community-led Development on Food Security) research was conducted in partnership with Charles Darwin University, Australia. It unpacks how and in what contexts do community leadership and facilitation contribute to equity and resilience in food security, offering key insights for implementing organizations, funders, and governments.

This learning event has been made possible by a grant from The Implementer Led Design, Evidence, Analysis and Learning (IDEAL) Activity. The IDEAL Small Grants Program is made possible by the generous support and contribution of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents of the materials produced through the IDEAL Small Grants Program do not necessarily reflect the views of IDEAL, USAID, or the United States Government.