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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References Africa Partnership Forum ( 2005 ) Communiqué issued at the end of the Fourth Meeting of Africa Partnership Forum , 9-10 April , www.g8.gov.uk/ , accessed 2 October 2005 Alsop , R. ( ed ) ( 2005 ) Power , Rights and Poverty ...
Examples here from Brazil and Uganda , as well as the experience of our own partnership , point to ways in which approaches to relationship - learning can be developed . Here we introduce the three examples in brief .
Most partnerships that involve an aid transfer are managed by a set of rules and procedures that make the ' partner ' – that is ... few merit the description ' partnership ' since donors rarely share mutual responsibility for outcomes .
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Learning for Development
Making Relationships Matter for Aid Bureaucracies
Learning from Immersions
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