Relationships for Aid
International aid is about much more than money. The UN Millennium Development Goals and major events like Live 8 have focused the world spotlight on issues of poverty relief and aid like never before, but have not concentrated on the quality of relationships that can make aid succeed or fail. This book, authored by an internationally renowned group of aid practitioners, reveals the contradictions and challenges involved in forging these relationships.
International development organizations combine the unbridled play of power and arrogant amnesia with serious and innovative efforts to create a more democratic world, to support transformative learning and to strengthen accountability. The book explores recent attempts from within aid agencies to go against the current flow of top-down results based management by learning how to build lasting partnerships that transfer power to those at the receiving end of aid. More than just a critique, the authors offer a practical framework for understanding relationships in the international aid system and look at the relevance of organizational learning theory, which is widely used in business.
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Learning leading to action Much literature on learning in the context of knowledge management focuses on ways of improving access to knowledge based on the assumption that more knowledge leads to better outcomes .
Are rules and procedures appropriate and efficient , given the particular action or the organization as a whole ? Systems of knowledge power What is considered valid knowledge and , hence , valid action , and who has the power to ...
Afterword Rosalind Eyben Reflective aid practice concerns learning in action to effect change for the better . The cycle in Figure 1.3 in Chapter 1 shows how action is followed by reflection and questioning , leading to seeing one's ...
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