The Local Systems framework describes USAID’s overarching approach to transforming innovations and reforms into sustained development. This framework places local systems at the center of all development efforts to promote sustainability. Such focus on local systems is rooted in the reality that achieving and sustaining any development outcome depends on the contributions of multiple and interconnected actors. Building the capacity of a single actor or strengthening a single relationship is insufficient. Rather, the focus must be on the system as a whole. CRS has been actively involved in defining this framework through an intensive consultative process. Please find the links to a series of notes from related meetings with USAID and InterAction to which the Partnership and Capacity Strengthening Unit contributed on behalf of CRS.