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US aid to fund more local organisations in Africa

Image: USAID [CC BY-NC 2.0], via Flickr

Initiative announced this week aims to “elevate” African leadership in USAID programmes

The administrator of the United States Agency for International Development has announced a drive to promote local leadership and ownership in the aid agency’s support to sub-Saharan Africa.

Samantha Power announced USAID’s so-called Africa Localization Initiative during a roundtable on the sidelines of this week’s United Nations General Assembly.

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