“The two main pillars of the Grand Bargain Agreement are localization and transparency of financial assistance. We are surprised to find that they do not provide any financial support for the cost of our programs, most of the time we have to pay our own subsidies, which is difficult for a small organization like ours, but the management costs of the UN and other international organizations. If we review, we will see that there are many inconsistencies. They do all their work with local NGOs. All the risks are borne by the local NGOs. For example, we are providing all the support to the local NGO at this time of COVID pandemic. Local leaders and government officials should think about how much they actually spend on management and how they work with local NGOs. Only then will the real picture emerge of how big the gap is here. ”
Above statement was made by Arifur Rahman, Chief Executive at YPSA at webinar titled “Time to Think Future: Ensure Localization and Democratic Ownership” 0n 6 May, 2021 arranged by CCNF. This webinar was held by the active participation of locals in program planning and implementation to make sustainable project/programs for Rohingyas (Forcefully Displaced Myanmar Citizens) in Cox’s Bazar.