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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While the ' P ' word then and now is definitely still not on the official agenda of bilateral and multilateral aid agencies , power has been extensively examined and deconstructed during the previous decade of critical and theoretical ...
Today , the design and monitoring of autonomous projects have become less important than negotiating deals with colleagues from other aid agencies and with staff in recipient ministries of finance . Successful aid , defined in terms of ...
Responding to accountability failures Aid organizations face a particular accountability dilemma . They are not accountable to those receiving their services , but only to those providing the funds . Paradoxically , in practice aid ...
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Learning from Immersions
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