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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Reflecting in this context involves analysing efficiency and reliability . Systems of meaning Meaning refers to ... Is there coherence or contradiction , consensus or conflict between actors involved ? Systems of structure Structure ...
Alongside tracing flows of events , they tried to gain insight into the broader structural , procedural and political context within which those events were taking place , the ways in which those involved interpreted their relationships ...
It starts with the belief that poor people and their own organizations are capable of – and should be involved in ... Indeed , without their central involvement in development planning , monitoring and assessment , upward reporting was ...
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Learning for Development
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Learning from Immersions
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