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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One of the crucial factors helping an organization achieve its goals is knowledge of its staff . Direct , lived experience of the environment that the organization is seeking to change is an important source of such knowledge .
Participants ' different starting points in emotional intelligence , life experiences , local knowledge and so on make it difficult ... Without this experience on the ground , that is not something I would have said two days earlier .
As an ActionAid staff member commented on an immersion in Viet Nam , the objective was ' to have that feeling of poverty myself , so that the experience would guide my thoughts and actions ' . The immersion directly influenced his ...
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Learning for Development
Making Relationships Matter for Aid Bureaucracies
Learning from Immersions
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