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Description: Events such as Live 8 and the G8 Summit focusing on aid and poverty relief have turned the world spotlight on these issues like never before. Yet the top-down international aid system is failing to respond to the needs of the very people it purports to help, and is thus failing in the task of reducing poverty and building global security. This book, authored by an internationally renowned group of aid practitioners, cuts to the root of the problem, which is that policy prescription and an overwhelming concern with measuring financial results means that aid organizations treat recipients as powerless, voiceless entities rather than active partners in a working relationship. The solution is for aid agencies to reorient their priorities and learn how to build lasting partnerships that transfer power to the very people locked in poverty. 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 that is widely used in business. Contents: Introduction ? Learning for Development ? If Relationships Matter how can they be Improved? ? Learning to Change in Brazil ? Participatory Learning in Stockholm and Nairobi ? Making the Shift in Peru ? Making Organizational Systems Part of the Solution ? Learning from People Living in Poverty ? The Power of Financial Procedures: The Impact on Learning and Relationships ? Relationships Matter for Learning Social Change ? Bibliography, Index Printed Pages: 192. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 87108
Inhaltsangabe: 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.
About the Author: Rosalind Eyben is a social scientist with a life-time career in international development policy and practice including in Africa, India and most recently in Latin America. She was Chief Social Development Adviser at the UK Department for International Development, and since 2002 has been a Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex.
Titel: Relationships for aid
Verlag: Earthscan Publications/Viva Books Private Limited
Buchbeschreibung Routledge. PAPERBACK. Buchzustand: Fine. 1560230029 Near fine. First edition. Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Artikel-Nr. BING49601