Building Local Power Through Global Action


FSG, Monday, October 3, 2022, Press release picture
FSG, Monday, October 3, 2022, Press release picture

FSG's Chirlie Felix, Gabriella Cova, and Maria Marta Habich recently attended the 2022 Devex World Conference. In their new blog, they share critical lessons for how everyone can help in building equitable systems in our changing global landscape.

"As equity champions...we want to emphasize that this new reality must be better for all, not just the few. To successfully build this better normal, our advice is to center the voices of under-represented populations who are often those disproportionately bearing the brunt of our many global challenges."

Three key actions stakeholders can take are:

  1. Focusing on safety nets & wealth generation

  2. Supporting social movements and democracy building

  3. Trusting local leaders

"It is no longer a choice for companies and foundations to engage in building local power when combating poverty in local and global contexts. If driving effective and equitable systems change within the international development sphere is the goal, the suggestions outlined above can guide the way for socially-driven stakeholders."

Read the full blog >

About FSG

FSG is a global, nonprofit consulting firm that partners with foundations and corporations to create equitable systems change. Through customized consulting services, innovative thought leadership, and learning communities, we're working to create a world where everyone can live up to their full potential.

We believe real change requires an expert understanding of systems. As advisors and facilitators who blend rigorous data analysis with empathy, we are comfortable working in complex environments with clients, partners, and community members. We share the insights from our work on topics that range from equity and shaping markets to strategy, learning, and evaluation. With our partners, we develop initiatives and grant-funded programs to put some of those insights into practice. These efforts include Talent Rewire (engaging employers for equitable economic mobility), GLOW (empowering women in India), PIPE (supporting activity-based learning in India), the Shared Value Initiative, and the Collective Impact Forum.

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