COAST has recently published a study on the Localisation of Humanitarian Aid. The study focuses on the humanitarian aid in Bangladesh. The study titled “Business as usual or breaking the status quo?’ aims to examine the situation of localization of humanitarian actions and development aid in Bangladesh, especially with respect to Rohingya response in the view of the commitments of the Grand Bargain (GB) and the Charter for Change (C4C). Information and data presented here have been collected from the staff of local NGOs, both expatriate and Bangladeshi staff of International NGOs (INGOs)/UN agencies. Qualitative and quantitative information was collected using specific questionnaire and organizing Focus Group Discussions (FGDs). Some empirical observations have also been presented here as case studies. Study findings are presented in two categories i.e. some findings are on the types of partnership among LNGOs and INGOs/UN Agencies and some findings examine the situation of localization based on commitments.
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