National staff: 8 ways to support the 90-plus percent

Liberian Red Cross staff distribute food supplies to Monrovia's West Point neighborhood. Photo by: Liberian Red Cross

International organizations rely on national staff, and an increasing number of INGOs are focusing on growing partnerships with local groups. Still more resources are flowing directly to national nongovernmental organizations.

But better support for national staff isn’t keeping up with a rapidly changing industry.

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    Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers is a global development reporter for Devex. Based in Bangkok, she covers disaster and crisis response, innovation, women’s rights, and development trends throughout Asia. Prior to her current post, she covered leadership, careers, and the USAID implementer community from Washington, D.C. Previously, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.