Shifting power for locally (=local community) led social change

Shifting Power Mindmap

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1. Resources = Power

1.1. financial resources

1.1.1. from official donors through intermediairies Northern NGOs Southern regional networks Embassies direct funding

1.1.2. from northern NGOs/civil society (subsidies and private donations) project based financing social investments micro financing

1.1.3. philanthropy, private foundations

1.1.4. direct giving (GiveDirectly and others)

1.1.5. domestic resource mobilisation

1.1.6. blended models of funding

1.1.7. private sector investments

1.1.8. balance in financing from external ('north') and local/internal ('south) resources

1.2. knowledge

1.3. network

1.4. voice

1.5. political leverage

1.6. data and technology

1.7. trust

1.8. citizen's feedback

2. Context

2.1. obstacles to #shiftingpower

2.1.1. shrinking civic space

2.1.2. managerialism & linear thinking

2.1.3. complicated funding requirements

2.1.4. lack of trust and desire for more control among donors and politics

2.1.5. growing competition for available funding

2.1.6. lack of risk-taking

2.1.7. paternalism/neo-colonial mindset

2.1.8. reluctance to give up power

2.1.9. uncertainty about new role and added value

2.1.10. north-south paradigm

2.1.11. limited access to technology and data

2.1.12. dominant white culture

2.1.13. cultural differences

2.1.14. thinking based on northern realities

2.1.15. history of donor-recipient relations

2.1.16. warm relationship building with donors and investors

2.2. opportunities for #shiftingpower

2.2.1. global challenges, local problems and their interrelations

2.2.2. growing economies

2.2.3. Nothing About Us Without Us high on the agenda

2.2.4. Dialogue and Dissent 2.0 with strategic cooperation on basis of shared ToC and adaptive management

2.2.5. emerging good practices

2.2.6. enabling ICT

2.2.7. new organisational models

2.2.8. networking and collective reflection on cooperation

3. Actors with power

3.1. community members/ citizens

3.2. community based organisations

3.3. informal organisations/movements

3.4. Southern partner organisations (regional, national network organisations)

3.5. Dutch development organisations

3.6. donors

3.7. philanthropy

3.8. private sector

3.9. local governments

4. Partnerships (Southern led, Inclusive, Equal)

4.1. governance

4.1.1. decision making diversity of voices inclusive procedures

4.1.2. inclusive rules setting

4.1.3. contract management

4.2. culture

4.2.1. equity

4.2.2. diversity & inclusion (in organisation and strategy)

4.3. process

4.3.1. understanding the context (political, economic)

4.3.2. problem analysis

4.3.3. program design

4.3.4. learning & capacity development local capacity and behaviour domestic resource mobilisation strengthen local leadership and voice strengthening local ownership, voice and decisionmaking mutual learning

4.3.5. working together

4.3.6. accountability

4.3.7. representation at global level

4.3.8. co-investing/financing

5. Why

5.1. Nothing About Us Without Us!

5.2. allow and create space for local community to lead the process

5.3. locally led social change is sustainable change

5.4. empowerment of local voices

5.5. public tends to trust locally rooted organisations (legitimacy)

5.6. strengthening of civic space

5.7. organisations with foreign funding distrusted as foreign agents

5.8. genuine strategic cooperation on shared goals and mutual benefits/complementarity

5.9. need to rethink role and added value of Northern NGOs

5.9.1. lobby & advocacy

5.9.2. service delivery NGOs

5.10. scaling impact