Why Now?

Despite our best intentions and years of good work, the current model of development continues to prove unsatisfying to many of us. And yet, we are encouraged by some bright spots that hold promise for a better way forward. Genuine partnerships across geographies and sectors that lead to true collaboration; energy and interest around a shared framework for measurement and open data; local solutions and local ownership emerging as both the means and the end; and the value of an integrated approach rather than an over reliance on a purely sectorial focus – when combined, we believe these four facets form a mosaic of a more sustainable, richer, more equitable model for development.

For those who share the sense that we can do better, Locus offers a place for shared conversation.