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Just 20 years ago, we could hardly imagine an AIDS-free generation. And the idea that poor countries would no longer rely on foreign aid to care for their people was inconceivable. But today, I believe both are in sight. The entire field of global health and development is shifting. Major funders, such as the U.S. government , are pushing ahead with an approach called localization, wherein countries manage their own foreign aid, mobilize their own public and private revenues, and eventually become self-reliant. This is what so many of us in nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have spent our careers working toward. But it will change how we do business. As NGOs adapt to localization, they... Full story

20 September