What is the Power Footprint of International Organizations?
Western donors and international organizations most often have a disproportionate amount of power in relation to local and national organizations. We are all worse off because of these fundamental power asymmetries. This explains why the pursuit of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Localization and Shift-the-Power is so essential. For these important efforts to be fully effective, however, they must also take our “Power Footprints” into account. The Power Footprint of an organization measures the amount of authority, control and influence that an organization exerts within a system. Reducing our Power Footprints will enable us to become more effective and relevant by correcting the power asymmetries that pervade our sectors. JOIN US!