Stopping as Success: Locally Led Transitions in Development (SAS+)

The goal of Stopping As Success: Locally Led Transitions in Development (SAS+) is to equip organizations with good practice to transition responsibly to make way for local leadership in the development sector. Since 2017, SAS+ has been listening to organizations involved in responsible transition processes to learn what has worked well and why to apply those lessons to active transition processes.

Since 2021, we have applied our suite of case studiestools/resources, and broader lessons to assist existing partnerships in transition and to generate new learning to enable future responsible transitions to local leadership.

Learning Partners


SAS+ focuses on three key objectives during this phase of the project:

  1. Understanding how best to support local organizations, international partners and USAID to facilitate local leadership in responsible transitions.
  2. Operationalize locally led development in responsible and sustainable transition processes. 
  3. Understand the scalability of the tools and influence the wider development system

Learn more on the Stopping as Success website

Select Publications

For more SAS resources, including case studies, practical tools, blogs, and other research findings, visit the Stopping As Success Resource Library.

Our People

Grace Boone, Program Manager

Hasangani Edema, Program Coordinator

Ruth Rhoads Allen, President and Chief Collaboration Officer

Funded by

Advisory Group

Meghan Armistead, Catholic Relief Services

Tala Bautista, Peacebuilders Community Inc. / Coffee for Peace Inc.

Joseph Jimmy Sankaituah, International Republican Institute

Pauline Wambeti, Nuru Kenya

Rachel Hayman, The Agile Initiative, Oxford University

Catherine McMahon, Independent consultant

Charlie Danzoll, International development management and strategy consultant

Keti Getiashvili, BRIDGE – Innovation and Development