NEAR positioning itself as the authoritative global voice for local and national NGOs
NEAR has been recognized as a global voice for local and national actors. The SG’s report has this to say about NEAR
` Widespread commitments were made from donors, international NGOs and UN agencies to devolve leadership and decision-making to levels closest to crises. Targets were set to increase the amount of funding channelled to national and local responders and to strengthen local capacities. This included a commitment under the Grand Bargain initiative to channel 25 per cent of financing to national and local responders as directly as possible by 2020. Networks and alliances were also formed, such as the Charter4Change and the Network for Empowered Aid Response (NEAR) to support and ensure genuine local leadership and community engagement. `
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