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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Pasteur ( Chapter 1 ) describes this in relation to Flood's four windows of learning , one window of which is power that determines legitimate knowledge . Hence , aid agencies develop and deploy instruments and procedures that reflect ...
How do you describe arriving at a more in - depth understanding of your own workplace , rather than the more conventional task we'd embarked on of understanding ' participation ' ( which is always implicitly something that happens ' out ...
2 In this chapter , the term donor is used in a generic sense to describe the organization handing over funds to a recipient . 3 Refer to Fowler ( 2000 ) for a detailed discussion and analysis of the different types of relationships ...
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