Shifting the Power year 1 overview

The current international humanitarian system, dominated by large international organisations, is being stretched to its limit. Dealing with growing frequency, unpredictability and complexity of emergencies, it appears increasingly unfit to deal with these challenges, let alone address future ones. One opportunity to address these is getting the balance right between international and local response.

This overview looks at some of the achievements the Shifting the Power project from its first year (April 2015 - March 2016). It includes some of the findings from a baseline survey, looks at the porject's approach to capacity strengthening, and introduces the 55 partners of the porject. It also provides insight into initiatives taken to support local and national organisation enabling them to influence aid being delivered.