In March 2020, INTRAC hosted a two-part virtual workshop to explore tools and guidance on exit and transition that have been produced by the Stopping as Success (SAS) project.

Stopping as Success (SAS) is a three-year collaborative learning project funded by USAID. It focuses on responsible transitions of INGOs from a variety of different contexts. A consortium consisting of Peace Direct, Search for Common Ground and CDA Collaborative Learning implements the project.

In the wake of the movement for locally led development, SAS provides critical lessons for what organizations (INGOs, NGOs/CSOs, and donors) can do when planning for or actively going through a transition.

SAS defines transition as a transfer of ownership and responsibility from an INGO (most often when they leave a given country or end a development program) to a local entity while maintaining ongoing collaboration and partnership.

About the webinars

This two-part webinar series hosted by INTRAC provided an overview of the SAS project and lessons learned, and gave practitioners the opportunity to engage with the 20+ tools and resources that the SAS team has produced over the past three years.

  • Webinar 1: Tuesday, March 3
    Presentation of the SAS project, lessons learned, and overview of the tools/resources. A conversation with participants about the project and their experience with transitions more broadly.
  • Webinar 2: Tuesday, March 10
    Workshop-style that allowed participants to engage with a tool/theme they are most interested in and consider how to apply it to their own work and organizations.