LINC is a US-based small business that assists leading local and international organizations on a range of initiatives to design effectively, increase institutional capacity, forge lasting partnerships, and measure impact. We have developed ground-breaking tools to map local networks, measure social capital, and leverage systems-based approaches to locally-led development. We understand the unique constraints that local actors face, and offer practical solutions via training, consulting services, research and advocacy. At LINC, we believe that a practical approach to engaging committed, capable local organizations in leading their own development increases international development effectiveness and sustainability.
Our clients include diverse local organizations in Africa, Latin America and Asia who are united by a vision of leading their own development. They include local NGOs such as Adeso Africa implementing resilience programming throughout the Horn of Africa. They include national grant-making foundations such as Fondo Unido, supporting hundreds of civil society organizations throughout Mexico.
We have taken our work to scale with the support of international donors, enhancing the design, monitoring, and evaluation of locally-led initiatives throughout the world for clients including the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and UK Department for International Development (DFID). We help these donors in 18 countries throughout Latin America, Africa, Europe and Asia to assess their own role in local systems, the skills and aspirations of local actors, and the means of strengthening them over time.