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About LINC

Who we are

Founded in 2013, LINC is a mission-driven US-based small business committed to supporting local organizations and actors leading their own development. The recipient of USAID’s “Small Business of the Year” award in 2017, we are a team of nearly 70 experienced, passionate, and multilingual development professionals.

Our Vision

A world where locally led development inspires the well-being of people and their communities.

Our Mission

To work alongside local actors to create sustained change.

What we do

We support our partners and clients by implementing long- and short-term programs, delivering training, and conducting research in the areas of monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL), capacity strengthening, collective action, and localization.

What makes us different

We are pioneers of locally led development. Our research, learning, and thought leadership have influenced donor policies, and the projects we have implemented help the international development community better understand, engage, and support local actors worldwide. We partner with donors, implementers, government, universities, civil society, and the private sector through the full program cycle, from design, through implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and learning. We use participatory methods that engage stakeholders, transfer skills, and elevate their voices.

LINC has developed and adapted tools and approaches to facilitate learning and action for locally led development, including:

  • Understanding local systems. We use Systems Thinking to understand local systems.
  • Elevating local voices. We use Collective Action to elevate local voices.
  • Incorporating local lessons We use learning and adaptation to understand what works and then apply it.
  • Facilitating Local Leadership We strengthen capacity to improve the ability of our partners to promote locally led development.

Our Core Values







Where we work

We work with an array of local, regional, and international stakeholders, including civil society organizations, government officials, the private sector, academia, and donors/funders in more than 30 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe.

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