Report: Aid system should open up to local players

Calls for more involvement of local and national organizations in humanitarian aid are getting louder. But while boardrooms deliberate, the outside world is moving on. Is it enough to tip the balance?

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  • Anna Patton

    Anna Patton is a freelance journalist and media facilitator specializing in global development and social enterprise. Currently based in London, she previously worked with development NGOs and EU/government institutions in Berlin, Brussels and Dar es Salaam as well as in the U.K., and has led media projects with grass-roots communities in Uganda and Kenya. Anna has an master’s degree in European studies — specializing in EU development policy — and is a fellow of the On Purpose social enterprise program.