The Alliance Annual Photo & Film Competition
Our photo and film competition is an opportunity to showcase sustainable development projects across the world. The theme this year is Climate Crisis from the Front Line. Find out more and submit your work.
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!
"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.
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 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.
Effective fundraising: Writing a case for support
26th February 2021
This interactive workshop series will give you the practical tools and confidence you need to write an effective case for support and help you with your fundraising activities. The online workshop and learning platform will provide a supportive environment for you to exchange experiences and network with Alliance members.
Leadership and Safeguarding Culture
1st March 2021
Organisations are often eager and committed to developing and maintaining a healthy safeguarding culture, but unsure what this looks like in practical terms and how to assess the various aspects. This course will focus on the role of leadership in strengthening safeguarding culture in an organisation.
COP 26 Planning: Photo and Film Exhibition Working Group Meeting
9th March 2021
As we edge closer to COP26, this next meeting of our Photo and Film Exhibition Working Group will aim to progress the planning of a public-facing exhibition, aimed at raising awareness of climate justice and climate action.
International Development CPG: DEC Coronavirus Appeal Update and Briefing
1st March 2021
There will a special briefing for the Scottish Parliament’s Cross Party Group on International Development at 2pm on Monday 1st…
Building back greener and fairer: education and action for a just transition :: The Third Generation Project
13th March 2021
The coronavirus pandemic has brought Just Transition to the forefront through a desire to ‘build back better'. The dual impact…
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.
Why is organisational transparency important in the current context?
Submit your views on strengthening Scottish Charity Law
UK Aid cut from 0.7% to 0.5% of Gross National Income
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, in his first appearance before the International Development Committee, confirmed the cuts to UK Aid from 0.7% to 0.5% of GNI, but not where they would fall. Scotland’s International Development Minister Jenny Gilruth writes expressing concern, and the Scottish Government budget for international development is maintained.
Water Manifesto: How Scotland Can Champion Global Change
The 2021 Scottish Parliamentary Elections will take place on the cusp of transformational global change, with the COVID-19 pandemic having changed the world as we know it and the climate crisis deepening its grip on the world’s most marginalised communities. Tackling the global water crisis is imperative to strengthen people’s ability to withstand these crises. Ahead of these crucial elections, WaterAid Scotland and Water Witness have revealed their Water Manifesto: How Scotland Can Champion Global Change.
Show your support for a Climate Change Plan that has ambitious, transformative action
With only nine years left to meet the 2030 target to reduce emissions by 75% it’s crucial that the Scottish Government’s Climate Change Plan update sets out and delivers the transformational changes needed to achieve these reductions and put Scotland rapidly on course to a healthier, fairer, low carbon future. In response to this urgent need, the Stop Climate Chaos Scotland (SCCS) coalition is urging you to get behind its Time for Action: Climate Change Plan update campaign.