Relationships for Aid
Earthscan, 2006 - 178 من الصفحات
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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... stakeholders were totally dependent on APSO for assistance and resources , they were unlikely to engage in a process where they might criticize and potentially alienate the only hand that feeds . ( O'Dwyer , 2005 , p285 ) Not only did ...
... stakeholders , particularly the poor . Indeed , without their central involvement in development planning , monitoring and assessment , upward reporting was perfunctory . What use is it to know how many kilometres of road or how many ...
... stakeholders - particularly the poor , but also partners , donors and peers - in the analysis of what has worked and what has not . By welcoming criticism and creating the space for honest dialogue about programme expenditure , plans ...
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