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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Successful aid , defined in terms of securing a grant agreement and disbursing money , is dependent upon networking skills and is reflected by staff demanding training on negotiation and methods of influencing.2 Networking for ...
They only learn in connection to how they have previously defined the problem , rather than being open to learning ... to define the problem and the solution - may reduce recipient governments ' accountability to their own citizens .
Nevertheless , now it is time to reconsider the need for minimum quality criteria for the different ALPS processes that are not yet clearly defined or tracked . ' Financial accountability ' is increasingly clear about what it deems good ...
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Learning for Development
Making Relationships Matter for Aid Bureaucracies
Learning from Immersions
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