Facing the Crisis
Check out our new digital exhibition showcasing impacts and responses to the climate crisis across the globe.
"Safer For All" Safeguarding Package
We are offering a Safeguarding Package, “Safer For All”. This is a package of resources to support organisations to strengthen their safeguarding policies, procedures and practice.
Development Sector Vacancies
We advertise international development sector vacancies in Scotland and beyond. Have a vacancy to advertise?
Annual Review 2019-20
Our Annual Review has now been published! Did you know we gained 54 individual members after launching the scheme last year, and had over 800 people attend Alliance events and training? View our full Annual Report below.
COVID-19 information list
The COVID-19 outbreak is being closely monitored by the Alliance, and we are working with our members to assess the challenges it presents to the sector. We have provided a list of useful links on where to find more information.
Alliance SDG Report
Our 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!
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.
Our Safer for All Safeguarding support package provides guidance and resources to strengthen safeguarding standards and capacity in organisations working internationally.
By participating in an active network, organisations can become more effective. Together we can make better progress towards meeting our international development goals.
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 2021. We also signpost to resources, events, and information available from our members and partners.
2021 Scottish Election
This page covers policy priorities for political parties to include in their 2021 Scottish Election manifestos.
The growing imperative: climate action, well-being and equity
1st December 2021
The Alliance Annual Conference 2021. This year, our flagship event explores how global development and humanitarian actors can walk the talk on climate, equity and wellbeing.
1st December 2021
Members of Scotland’s International Development Alliance are invited to join us online (via Zoom) at 1pm on Wednesday 1st December for our 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Gamification for Sustainable Development
15th December 2021
Heriot-Watt are hosting an international symposium with the aim to build a community of researchers and practitioners who are…
Open University Online Course: Introduction to Safeguarding in the International Aid Sector
13th September 2021
The Open University’s second run of its MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) starts on 13 September. The course is aimed for those…
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.
Open call for new Alliance trustee nominations
There will be up to four vacant positions that can be elected at this year’s AGM. For a membership organisation, a board needs to represent the full diversity of our membership but equally needs a range of skills. The Board is looking for experience in Human resources, private sector organisation, policy and digital communications but above all a passion for promoting international development.
What outcomes should we expect at COP26?
The camera never lies: the climate crisis through a lens
29th September 2021 Jo Dallas, Media Officer (Scotland) Christian Aid
Scottish Government announce increase to Climate Justice Funding
Today, the Scottish Government announced that it will double its financial support for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities in their efforts to tackle the impacts of climate change.
Corra Foundation Survey: Voices, Relationships and Partnerships in International Development
"Voices, Relationships and Partnerships in International Development" a short sector-wide survey by Corra Foundation