Poverty and conflict are multidimensional. Having a long-term impact requires a multi-sector approach and community ownership in both defining the problems they face and creating the solutions.

Local Impact was created as a joint initiative of the Aga Khan Foundation and United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The innovative framework puts local communities at the center of development for meaningful, sustained impact.

USAID Offices and Missions can execute Associate Awards without additional competition through October 2024. To learn more please see the USAID Overview and an Overview of the LWA documents linked here.

Our Objectives

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Catalyze inclusive economic growth and ensure basic livelihoods

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Enhance infrastructure and access to basic services

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Enhance the capacity of citizens and local institutions

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Promote pluralism and social cohesion