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.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Digital Roundtable
14th April 2020
This lunchtime digital roundtable hosted by The Alliance will discuss how the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is affecting our programming and project implementation. It will cover what we know so far and will be an opportunity for members to share their experiences with each other.
DIGITAL Leave no-one behind (LNOB) Working Group
22nd April 2020
Save the date! The LNOB Working Group will meet on Wednesday 22 April digitally using Zoom. Further details to follow.
POSTPONED: Safeguarding Training for Trustees (Saturday Session)
25th April 2020
This Safeguarding for Trustees Training is the fifth of a set of workshops. These are running inside and beyond the central belt through 2019 to 2020 for board members from Scotland-based organisations working internationally. This particular training session is being offered on Saturday 25 April, to reach trustees who are not able to attend trainings offered during working hours.
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.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Scottish Charities
At this time of uncertainty and disruption due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the sector is facing new challenges every day. There are a number of different ways that your organisation can seek support around topics such as remote working or financial sustainability, as well as share your experiences with others.
Why action on climate matters to us all
The climate crisis is not just for environmentalists! We can all look for ways of mapping and minimising our contribution to global warming. We can all listen to our partners, be they in education, health or any strand of human development, as they tell us how global warming impacts on their communities.
New UK Secretary of State for International Development
Anne-Marie Trevelyan, MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed, has been appointed new Secretary of State for International Development. She succeeds Alok Sharma MP, who has become the new President of COP26. The Secretary of State met on 27 February with Alliance Board members at a round table discussion held at DFID’s East Kilbride offices.
Jenny Gilruth MSP appointed new Scottish Government Minister for Europe and International Development
Following a cabinet reshuffle, Jenny Gilruth MSP has been appointed as the Scottish Government's new Minister for Europe and International Development, replacing Ben Macpherson MSP.
Why female activists living in Global South should be at the forefront of climate discussions
This International Women’s Day let’s move away from the future-centric climate narrative to one that is women-led and proportionate to the negative impacts being felt by the climate emergency today.