IAP is changing who are considered policy experts. IAP’s Global Advocacy Team initiative brings together incredible community activists from around the world to conduct community-led research and mobilize communities to strengthen local campaigns and collectively change development policy.
To do this, the Global AdvocacyTeam reinforces existing local campaigns with community-led data and identifying development priorities. Based on real-life experiences, the Global AdvocacyTeam presents formal policy recommendations to change how development is designed, funded and implemented. One of the largest community-led surveys on global development — involving 800 people in eight countries — the first report of IAP’s Global Advocacy Team, Back to Development- A Call for What Development Could Be, shows how local expertise can change development for the better.
The report calls for a return to what development could be — what many of us believe or wish was happening today. As this report shows, communities have innovative and practical ideas on the kind of development, if any, they need.