The Doing Development Differently (DDD) manifesto is an important synthesis of emerging principles that can help those involved in aid and development to have greater impact. It emphasises the need for problems to be locally defined and solutions to be locally owned, and the need for development actors to be more agile and responsive.
This paper summarises what five International NGOs – CARE International, International Rescue Committee (IRC), Mercy Corps, Oxfam, and World Vision – have learned over recent years through trying to put the DDD principles into practice. It draws on case studies and reviews to show the specific and unique contributions that INGOs can bring to the global DDD movement.
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