A reliable and efficient partner network, with complementary expertise, is a prerequisite for project success. Therefore, FiBL established networks of main and associated partners at the local level (i.e. in the country of each project site) as local steering committees.

The local steering committees make strategic decisions, conceive the various project parts, decide on and plan activities on a year-to-year basis, monitor project progress at the level of the expected outputs, decide on the admission of new partners and develop a common communication strategy at the local level.