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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Gaventa ( 2003 ) describes three types of power that operate to inhibit or enhance people's ability to speak their minds : visible , invisible and hidden . Visible power might be manifest in a meeting between a president ...
At the same time , most of us are isolated and insulated from poor and marginalized people and lack opportunities for direct experiential learning about their lives and conditions . Today , aid agency staff spend much of their time on ...
Far less emphasis was given to the wider impacts and changes perceived by the groups of people living in poverty with whom ActionAid and ActionAid's partners worked . Initial attempts to rethink the internal accountability and planning ...
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Making Relationships Matter for Aid Bureaucracies
Learning from Immersions
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