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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... create ripples of change . Fostering learning : What is a donor organization to do ? What , then , can be done to foster forms of learning such as those described in this chapter - forms that may be chaotic in their creativity and lack ...
... create immediate , if subtle , changes . It is these subtle changes that may eventually result in whole systems ... created with considerable investment by ActionAid to bring together diverse voices through inclusive methodologies ...
... creating organizational power structures , information systems and emotional climates that impede ' progressive ... create relationships that involve shared responsibility for partnership outcomes and encourage trust , cooperation ...
Learning for Development
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