Information list about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is being closely monitored by Scotland’s International Development Alliance, and we are working with our members to scope the nature of the challenge that it presents to the sector. We have provided a list of useful links on where to find more information.
Alliance SDG Report
Our new report: 'Working towards the Global Goals' provides an insight into the work of our members, revealing that 120 of our organisations work directly or indirectly towards all of the 169 targets that constitute the 17 SDGs. Read all about it below!
Annual Review 2018-19
Our Annual Review has now been published! Did you know we saw a 19% increase in membership last year and had over 700 people attend Alliance events/training sessions? View our full Annual Report below.
"Safer For All" Safeguarding Package
We have just launched the Safeguarding Package “Safer For All”. This is a package of resources to support organisations to strengthen their safeguarding policies, procedures and practice.
A list of funding opportunities available to organisations working in international development.
Welcome to Scotland's International Development Alliance
Scotland's International Development Alliance is the membership body for everyone committed to creating a fairer world, free from poverty, injustice and environmental threats.
We offer a range of services for our members. Browse our main areas of work below, or use the main menu above.
Effectiveness & Learning
Working on effectiveness has long term benefits for an organisation and the people it supports. We offer a number of bespoke services for our members.
Finding and accessing funding is an important aspect of any organisation's work. We offer services to members to support them with this.
Policy and Advocacy
We broker connections between our members and decision-makers, while also providing a platform to develop a collective voice on important issues.
By participating in an active network, organisations can become more effective. Together we can make better progress towards meeting our international development goals.
The "Safer for All" package supports organisations to strengthen their safeguarding policies, procedures and practice; it comprises resources, templates, examples and is accompanied by a structured programme of capacity development, workshops and training.
Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development
This page summarises the concept of policy coherence and links to our main our main body of work on this issue - an open and editable Wiki.
This page provides a summary of what the Alliance is planning around the UN Climate Negotiations that come to Glasgow in November 2020. We also signpost to resources, events, and information available from our members and partners.
Members' Meeting with Scottish Government Officials
28th July 2020
Part of our series of regular meetings between Alliance members and officials from the Scottish Government's International Division. This next meeting will be led by Joanna Keating, Head of the International Development Team. This roundtable discussion is designed to allow government and representatives of the international development sector to meet, update each other, share information and ask questions of each other. Numbers are limited to ensure this is a conversation which all attendees can actively engage in, so please register soon!
Digital Round table with the Slave-Free Alliance
30th July 2020
This short lunch-time round table with the Slave-Free Alliance will discuss modern slavery and how it relates to our international development work.
Online training: adaptive management
19th August 2020
This interactive online workshop with Acacia Development Associates will help you understand what adaptive management means and how you can manage your projects and programmes adaptively in light of COVID-19.
Scotland's International Development Alliance Strategic Plan 2017-2020
This strategic plan sets out the new direction of The Alliance and what it hopes to achieve by 2020.
Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Guide
A guide to improve knowledge, increase confidence and success in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning.
A basic introduction to logframes
Writing a logframe well is a necessary skill for anyone in the international development sector. Some donors request them as part of their funding application process.
Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning for Beginners
This paper is for those new to Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) and want to increase their knowledge.
A Quick Guide to Theory of Change
Theories of Change are essentially about how we think that change happens. It is nearly always a mix of evidence and assumptions.
Help shape our 2021 Scottish Election Policy Priorities
It may seem far away, but the 2021 Scottish Election is just around the corner. As such, many Alliance members have begun thinking about what Scotland’s international development sector might look like under the next Scottish Government.
Let’s do more than stand in solidarity
The heightened attention to institutional and systemic racism across the world following the tragic murder of George Floyd at the hands of police in the USA must challenge us in the international development and humanitarian sector to examine our own practices, organisations and structures. We are now looking at ways of enabling our own staff and the wider Alliance membership to identify the presence of racism in our sector and the means of addressing it.
GCU Centre for Climate Justice 2020 Public Engagement Calendar
The Centre for Climate Justice at Glasgow Caledonian University are delighted to announce the 2020 Public Engagement Programme, the focus of which is to foster deep and challenging conversations on the injustices of climate change around the world.
Education and sustainable development: what about policy coherence?
In terms of policy coherence for sustainable development (PCSD), how can the Scottish education sector help us get closer to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, in Scotland and elsewhere? We asked the staff at IDEAS (the International Development Education Association Scotland) for their thoughts.