Across the globe, a growing number of organizations are pushing for policy changes that place a fair share of decision making power in the hands of local communities. And now, this Movement for Community-Led Development and a complementary network of organizations called Locus have merged. Over the last four years, Locus has worked as a coalition of organizations dedicated to advancing evidence-based solutions to global development challenges that are integrated, driven by local communities and based on shared measures.
As of October 1, Locus’ advanced thinking and dialogue on integrated development — what it is, how to use it, and how to evaluate the impact — will be integrated into the Movement’s mission and manifesto. The merged coalitions will operate under the name of the Movement for Community-led Development as a global network of organizations with strengthened collective voice for integrated, gender-focused, locally led development. The Hunger Project, the Founding member of The Movement will continue to hold the role of Secretariat through our Washington D.C. office. Learn more about the merger!
The Hunger Project first launched the Movement for Community-led Development in September 2015 during the UN General Assembly. The Movement unites a broad range of international development organizations that fundamentally believe integrated and community-led solutions at the local level are critical to the effectiveness and sustainability of our shared work to end hunger and extreme poverty.