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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Yet , immersions in inaccessible areas entail the trade - offs between travelling time and immersion time , and may cost more , though travel itself can be a significant experience . They may also be harder to set up : the facilitating ...
Those that have had relationships with donors that have placed significant emphasis on this aspect of organizational development may have quite a sophisticated idea of what financial management is about , while others seem to have ...
Since it stood apart from other donors in its generous conceptualization of overheads , there was significant financial incentive to pursue potential partnerships with the US Agency for International Development ( USAID ) .
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Learning for Development
Making Relationships Matter for Aid Bureaucracies
Learning from Immersions
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