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.
To work alongside local actors to create sustained change.
To be a thought leader in improving the effectiveness of social change efforts, willing to challenge the established way of providing aid and to advocate for locally-led development. We seek to be a trusted and valued partner and adviser to local actors, funders, and INGOs. LINC is a bridge between research and practice.
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 facilitate local solutions
- We bridge the gap between academic rigor and practice
- We apply systems thinking to complex problems
- We offer practitioner-oriented research and tools
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.