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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that a necessary condition for achieving the latter is that the organization which holds the money in relation to the next one down the chain integrates managing the money within its wider moral relationship with the recipient .
RBM can give aid organizations more control . However , it can also create unintended consequences of resistance . A donor may often have the upper hand in defining what is acceptable knowledge . It not only reshapes the recipient's ...
and procedures are powerful phenomena that seem to influence the very act of organizing in recipient DOs . In some instances , donors almost become part of the ' establishment ' of recipient organizations by means of their rules and ...
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