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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Networks as an alternative approach to making relationships matter The last two decades have seen a body of theory develop to explain societal change in the so - called ' developed world ' . The old organizational hierarchies are ...
One can suggest at the outset that this leads to different kinds of networks with different results than when bilateral donors channel most resources through official institutions . From mid 2000 , DFID in Peru invested far more energy ...
DFID's approach to engaging with networks as a means of promoting rights and deepening democracy chimes with much of the current literature on policy processes in Organisation for Economic Co - operation and Development ( OECD ) ...
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Learning for Development
Making Relationships Matter for Aid Bureaucracies
Learning from Immersions
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