About The International Institute for Local Development
The International Institute for Local Development was founded to enlarge and promote the roles and involvement of local stakeholders in development efforts. We work globally through regional offices in France, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and the USA.
We promote integrative models that make vertical and horizontal connections between actors and interventions, promoting ownership, management and sustainability by focusing on variations in history, preferences and culture. The local understanding of local issues then becomes the starting block for strategic planning, policy making and the design of development interventions.
IILD also works at the engagement of the private sector, volunteers, governments and donors and generally activates the space in which collaboration takes place, providing the right structure for expertise and funding.