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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The understanding of financial management by staff in many recipient organizations seems to rely on what they have learned through their experience with particular donors . Those that have had relationships with donors that have placed ...
for some donor audit processes that confine the auditors ' inspection to the project that the donor financed , ignoring ... the highly visible aspects of controlling expenditure on the specific projects or programmes that donors fund .
In some instances , donors almost become part of the ' establishment ' of recipient organizations by means of their rules and procedures . They have ' colonized the organization ( see Chapter 2 ) . Vince ( 2001 ) suggests that ...
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Learning for Development
Making Relationships Matter for Aid Bureaucracies
Learning from Immersions
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