Start Network

Decolonising and Localising Humanitarian Action

2022: Start Network commissioned Day Four Projects to build a shared understanding of their INGO members. We provided SN with insights into practical options for addressing commonly encountered challenges for INGOs operating in a locally led Hub approach.

This project mapped INGO member organisations’ governance and financing structures and identified a typology of INGOs; identified which elements (legal, governance, financial) pose challenges or prevent INGOs from working in a decentralised network model; used an approach informed by Appreciative Enquiry to understand how and why experiences of shifting to a more decentralised model or way of working have been successful for INGOs; and developed a business case and a roadmap for Start Network to support INGOs to transition to the decentralised network model.