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 an Associate Editor for Devex. Based on the U.S. West Coast, she works with Devex's team of correspondents and editors around the world, with a particular focus on gender. She previously worked as Devex’s Southeast Asia correspondent, covering disaster and crisis response, resilience, women’s rights, and climate change throughout the region. 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.