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Where do we go from here? Navigating power inequalities between development NGOs in the aid system

Delve into the only study providing a comprehensive analysis of concrete actions taken to shift power between NGOs. Where do we go from here examines the nature, extent and effect of actions undertaken by Northern and Southern NGOs within NGO partnerships and the broader aid system – and its insights can help to figure out where we go from here. The study was developed as part of the Partos Shift the Power Lab 2.0.

What can we learn from all the talk & practice on ‘Shifting Power’?

Drawing on more than 450 survey respondents and 53 interviews in the Global North and South, the report highlights sources of power imbalances, who does what to change it, limitations, barriers and priorities. Ultimately, the report draws a clear conclusion: there is a need to go beyond actions within programmes and individual organisations. There is a need to revise the broader framework in which aid actors operate.

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This research was conducted under the Partos Shift the Power Lab,  by the Makerere University Kampala, University of Ghana, Wageningen University & Research, Manchester University, London School of Economics and Political Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Radboud University, with the support from the Partos Innovation Hub.