Meal Framework for Localisation of Humanitarian Action in Jordan
Conversations about localisation of humanitarian action tend to inspire everything from optimism to a sense of frustration and resignation – from actors involved at all levels. Humanitarian action at large has been a predominantly international endeavour, where power lies with donors, UN agencies and large international NGOs. However, the push for a more localised humanitarian system – one that is ‘as local as possible and as international as necessary’ – has gained momentum in recent years, particularly since the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. Emerging from this was the Grand Bargain, a unique agreement between some of the largest donors and humanitarian organisations who committed to get more means into the hands of people in need and to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of humanitarian action.