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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ALPS required ActionAid staff to be creative . It required a political shift and a shift in consciousness across the whole of the organization . At the individual level , ALPS had implications for attitude and awareness .
Country programmes made ALPS a reality ALPS therefore required changes on many fronts . The organization was on a steep learning curve . At this stage , it was the work of a small number of country programme teams that made ALPS amount ...
After giving meaning to ALPS internally , it is now time to embody ALPS more clearly in relationships with partners . Partners and ALPS are a complex topic for ActionAid . Initially focusing on service delivery , ActionAid now largely ...
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