Policy for localization of humanitarian assistance

The USAID Policy for Localisation of Humanitarian Assistance outlines USAID’s phased trajectory for advancing the localization of humanitarian assistance over the next five years, from 2023 through 2028. It provides high-level guidance and strategic direction for USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), and applies to BHA efforts in both humanitarian response and early recovery, risk reduction, and resilience (ER4) efforts. The policy establishes a common vision for localisation across the BHA’s humanitarian efforts, with coherence across messaging, policies, guidance, and operations. It articulates common principles and strategic objectives, and provides guidance for BHA offices in developing context-specific strategies, plans, and actions. The policy aligns with broader USAID objectives, and, as a publicly-available document, signals USAID’s commitment to localization efforts in the humanitarian context. The current available resource is available in draft. The resource will be updated once published.