Relationships for Aid
Earthscan, 2006 - 178 من الصفحات
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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... benefits to a community . Normally there will be none , and consistent clarity is needed on this . If there are to be benefits - for example , payment to a community fund - that also needs to be completely clear . Despite best efforts ...
... benefit by spending some time in the villages / poor urban areas . This could be easily included as part of the induction process , and would have the added benefit of establishing rapport with a more established member of the ...
... benefits of asking staff working on donor- funded projects to sign for salaries at their original salary levels , above amounts that they were to receive after the cut - a creative application of the billing rate principle used by some ...
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