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 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 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.
Putting innovation into practice
19th January 2021
This interactive workshop will help you gain confidence putting innovation into practice in your international development organisation. The online workshop and learning platform will provide a supportive environment for you to exchange experiences and network with Alliance members.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Working Group
26th January 2021
The Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Working Group will meet on Tuesday 26 January to talk about what adaptive management means in practice. The MEL Working Group offers members a space to share approaches to MEL, discuss innovative MEL theories and source new practical tools.
COP 26 Planning: Photo and Film Exhibition Working Group Meeting
27th January 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.
Scotland Malawi Partnership :: Youth and Schools Forum
26th January 2021
This Zoom event will feature spotlights from multiple teachers in both Scotland and Malawi at Primary and Secondary level,…
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.
Organisations upskill with support from Alliance's Members' Training Fund
During these uncertain times, a number of Alliance member organisations have turned the crisis into an opportunity in order to upskill, with support from the Alliance's Members' Training Fund. Could your organisation also benefit from funding of up to £250 to undertake training in an area which will help deliver on your organisational aims? Read on and get in touch to find out more!
Alliance Community Roundup December 2020
Decolonising our language (and bringing the public with us)
On 21 January, the Alliance is hosting a roundtable discussion with its members to critically reflect upon the language used in the international development sector in Scotland. Ahead of this meeting, the Alliance has produced a new draft discussion paper looking at the context for these discussions, some draft principles to guide our language choices, some examples of language we think is problematic, and some alternatives that we (the Alliance) aim to use instead.
Join us in asking the next Scottish Government for bold legislation in 2021
Later this month, members of the SDG Network Scotland, a coalition of more than 600 people and organisations across Scotland, will be writing a letter to all major Political Party leaders in Scotland asking them to commit to bringing forward a ‘Wellbeing and Sustainable Development (Scotland) Bill’ in the next Parliament.
Global Public Investment: How Scotland could lead the world
Across the world, billions of people are struggling to get by in unequal and unsustainable societies, and international public finance, which should be part of the answer, is woefully deficient. Jonathan Glennie's new book, The Future of Aid, calls for a wholesale restructuring of the aid project, a totally new approach fit for the challenges of the 21st century: Global Public Investment.