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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Understanding relationships and making the most of them requires what has been termed ' emotional intelligence ' ( Goleman , 2001 ) . Pasteur and Scott - Villiers consider its importance for organizational learning in Chapter 5.
they serve as objects of attention , not as living and breathing people with emotions to whom the official as an ... for example , of practising institutionalized racism or gender discrimination , albeit in a non - emotional and ...
Emotional intelligence In learning about relationships , people are dealing with issues that are intangible ... will tend to be shared through stories and anecdotes , and will thus involve high levels of ambiguity , as well as emotion .
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
Learning for Development
Making Relationships Matter for Aid Bureaucracies
Learning from Immersions
6 من الأقسام الأخرى غير ظاهرة