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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Between group meetings , participants consciously reflect on their current methods of working , and explore new and better ways of operating to address the particular issue under enquiry . They then return to the group with an account ...
By engaging in loops of action and reflection over a succession of meetings , we attempted to develop our capacities for reflection and reflexivity , in the process generating different kinds of knowledge about how the organization ...
The model we'd been working with in the first two meetings consisted of group members sharing what they'd experienced that had taught them something about participation since the previous meeting . A discussion then followed that ...
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