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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Direct , lived experience of the environment that the organization is seeking to change is an important source of such knowledge . ... live the lives of the poor and understand poverty in all its dimensions ' ( World Bank , 2003 ) .
Immersions , in contrast , are designed for visitors to stay for several days with their hosts , practising reflective observation and participating in the day - to - day lives of their hosts , in this way gaining fuller , more grounded ...
The instruction manuals were long and detailed and the thinking inherently linear , the assumption being that certain activities lead to certain outcomes which bring about positive change in people's lives . Both ActionAid staff and ...
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Learning for Development
Making Relationships Matter for Aid Bureaucracies
Learning from Immersions
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