Global Governance Centre
13 November 2019

Humanitarian governance and localization: What kind of world is being imagined and produced?

Our latest blog post discusses the importance of localization in humanitarian action and why humanitarian governance has not yet supported the localization agenda

While localization is high on the agenda for humanitarian actors, at present, humanitarian governance does not support the localization agenda. To understand better why, Kristin Bergtora Sandvik and Dennis Dijkzeul explore three issues underpinning humanitarian governance: the problem construction, consolidation and growth of the sector, and the sorting of civilians. They conclude that the localization agenda is important, but for it to succeed a fundamental change of the humanitarian system is needed.

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