Locally Led Development (LLD) Research

Generating evidence and learning to advance locally led development at USAID

USAID collaborates with new, local, and marginalized thought leaders in the development space on locally led development research. These diverse partnerships generate new knowledge, tools, and approaches that empower local actors and contribute to USAID’s understanding and practice of locally led development. By designing research and programming with, rather than for or about, local actors, USAID’s Locally Led Development Initiatives (LLDI) is able to generate actionable evidence aligned with local priorities.

Current Research

These projects were co-created with a diverse range of local and traditionally underutilized partners. Find out about past research efforts here.

Where We Work

  • Explore the map to learn more about Locally Led Development Initiatives (LLDI) programming around the world. Filter by the “Locally Led Development Research” Program. 
  • Click here for an accessible PDF version of the map.

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