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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Each of those involved - seven desk officers from across Sida's departments and divisions , two IDS resource people and two Swedish researchers - had different preoccupations and reasons for engagement . These differences oscillated ...
It was to be a short piece , written in an accessible style so that busy bureaucrats would read it , and it was to be practical , something desk officers would actually use .
In this instance , the lack of involvement of government officers in initial negotiations with the bilateral donor meant that it took considerable time for Good Neighbours to nurture trusting relationships with these officers and for ...
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Learning for Development
Making Relationships Matter for Aid Bureaucracies
Learning from Immersions
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