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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This is because the content of individual professional learning is generated from the organizational context in which it takes place , as well as from the narratives that are chosen by the organization to communicate learning ...
Learning in the context of systems and process work settings takes place through more standardized mechanisms , such as ... In these types of work environment , standardized instructions , or even generalized lessons from other contexts ...
Reflecting in this context involves analysing efficiency and reliability . Systems of meaning Meaning refers to ways in which people define their relationships with others and the world , shaped by their norms , values , ideology ...
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