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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Irene Guijt is an independent adviser and researcher focusing on learning processes and systems ( including monitoring and evaluation ) in rural development and natural resource management , particularly where this involves collective ...
2 James Taylor , Facilitator's reflection on a workshop exploring developmental planning and monitoring in Härnösand , Sweden , November 2004 . 3 For example , through the use of pie charts , simple diagrams and participatory rural ...
Monitoring and evaluation exercises were scheduled procedures within the project management cycle framework . I had assumed that these would provide cyclical learning processes for both individuals and groups of staff - who were often ...
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