Request for Public Comments on the draft USAID Policy for Localization of Humanitarian Assistance

Speeches Shim

The draft USAID Policy for Localization of Humanitarian Assistance is now open for public review to inform its finalization. Public comments will be accepted from Wednesday, October 26, 2022 (12:00 p.m. EDT) through Wednesday, November 9, 2022 (5:00 p.m. EDT).

The USAID Policy for Localization of Humanitarian Assistance outlines USAID’s phased trajectory for advancing the localization of humanitarian assistance over the next five years, from 2023 through 2028. It provides high-level guidance and strategic direction for USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), and applies to BHA efforts in both humanitarian response and early recovery, risk reduction, and resilience (ER4) efforts. The policy establishes a common vision for localization across the BHA’s humanitarian efforts, with coherence across messaging, policies, guidance, and operations. It articulates common principles and strategic objectives, and provides guidance for BHA offices in developing context-specific strategies, plans, and actions. The policy aligns with broader USAID objectives, and, as a publicly-available document, signals USAID’s commitment to localization efforts in the humanitarian context. 

The draft USAID Policy for Localization of Humanitarian Assistance is available here. Comments/edits can be submitted using the form below. 

To ease the process of reviewing and addressing a large volume of feedback, we request the following:

  • Please focus comments only on the draft Policy. 
  • Please be as specific as possible in your comments, referencing sections of the document and page numbers if possible. 
  • Please focus your comments on the highest priority recommendations or issues.
  • If you are raising questions or concerns, please provide concrete suggestions on how to address, resolve, or clarify the issue.







Date 
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 9:15am

Last updated: October 28, 2022