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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... but also depend upon shifting guiding ideas , power , culture and values ( Roper and Pettit , 2002 ) . ... becoming a learning organization : ... is about instilling new norms and behaviours that value critical reflection and enable ...
The quality of relationships depends upon the values that support them . Shifts away from project - based work and direct engagement in the field to managing large disbursements and policy work have led some to alienation from the ...
At the time , ActionAid was known for its pioneering work on participation ; yet , somehow values of involvement had not permeated into its systems . While considerable staff effort was spent on reporting , the organization knew little ...
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Learning for Development
Making Relationships Matter for Aid Bureaucracies
Learning from Immersions
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