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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Monterrey recipients pledged to practise good government and donors pledged to provide sufficient resources ( IMF , 2002 ) ... ( as a quid pro quo for receiving aid ) recipient governments introduce a similar system in their own country .
Government donors , such as DFID , proved to be equally insistent on reporting procedures that focused on their needs ... However , whether harmonization - for example , by donors putting their money in the recipient government's budget ...
... to define the problem and the solution - may reduce recipient governments ' accountability to their own citizens . ... strengthen accountability between local actors , the strongest accountability link was to the donor government .
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
Learning for Development
Making Relationships Matter for Aid Bureaucracies
Learning from Immersions
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