Local Capacity Development Policy

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USAID is excited to announce the public comment period for its draft Local Capacity Development (LCD) Policy.

Per Administrator Power’s November 4 ‘New Vision for Global Development’ speech at Georgetown University, “if we truly want to make aid inclusive, local voices need to be at the center of everything we do.” The draft LCD Policy—which is rooted in the principles of inclusivity, equity, and locally-led and -sustained development—is a key step towards fostering and advancing the Agency’s localization vision and reform agenda.

Over the past year, USAID has been drafting a new Agency-wide policy on local capacity development. With this policy, USAID aims to establish an overarching framework that supports greater consistency across sectors, countries, and contexts.

The U.S. Government is requesting voluntary feedback on the draft Policy.  Your comments will be reviewed internally and are expected to enrich the thinking behind the vision as the Policy is finalized. Please note that while we will work to address as many of your comments as possible, we may not be able to incorporate all of the suggestions we receive into the final document. USAID plans to provide a summary review of recommendations and comments–including overarching themes–and how they have been integrated into the Policy. 

Comments will be accepted from December 8, 2021, through January 31, 2022 in the comment box below. Any questions may be directed via email to lcdpolicycomments@usaid.gov

Please focus on the following as you provide your feedback:

  • Major gaps and inaccuracies.
  • Sections or statements that you strongly support and feel are essential for the USAID policy.
  • Sections or statements where clarification is needed.

Additionally, keep in mind the following:

  • This document will be professionally edited for style and readability before the clearance process, so stylistic or phrasing edits are not being requested through this comment period.
  • This Policy will be followed by sector-specific implementation guidance written by each USAID Bureau. As such, this policy is not intended to capture sector-specific nuance.
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 9:45am

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Last updated: December 08, 2021