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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... environment that facilitates such practice : the environment of a ' learning organization ' . Senge et al ( 1994 ) capture some key dimensions of change required to build a learning organization in a useful framework ( see Figure 1.6 ) ...
... environment , the more difficult they may find it and , thus , the less they can achieve their objectives . In the last decade , the international aid community has scaled up its vision from fairly limited projects to taking on the ...
... environment , as well as to ensure practical action outcomes , included the following : • The participants were carefully chosen . • The facilitators and hosts spent time together clarifying the context of the workshop and participants ...
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