Annual General Meeting
Join us at 2019 AGM under the theme ‘The Sustainable Development Goals: entering the decade of delivery’. A great opportunity to connect with our diverse membership base, and to have your say in the future of the Alliance!
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.
Round-table with Ben Macpherson MSP, Minister for Europe, Migration and International Development
20th November 2019
This round-table meeting in central Edinburgh will give Alliance members the opportunity to discuss priorities and share ideas with Ben Macpherson MSP, Scottish Government Minister for Europe, Migration and International Development.
Scotland’s International Development Alliance AGM
4th December 2019
All members of Scotland’s International Development Alliance are invited to join us for this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). The theme of this year's meeting is ‘The Sustainable Development Goals: entering the decade of delivery’. It will feature a panel discussion on the topic, and we’ll also be launching a report that focuses on our membership’s diverse contributions to the SDGs globally.
Round table meeting with Scottish Human Rights Defenders Fellow Laura Miti
9th December 2019
A round table meeting with Scottish Human Rights Defenders Fellow Laura Miti, Executive Director for the Alliance of Community Action (Zambia). This meeting will be an opportunity to explore issues such as accountability and transparency in aid and service delivery in Zambia, as well as the impact of grassroots education and mobilisation on systemic change.
Postgraduate Education Workshop Invitation
11th November 2019
The Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI) will open in 2021, responding to the need for creative, connected and radical responses to…
CPG on International Development: The impact of business and trade on human rights
26th November 2019
Big business has a massive role to play in tackling global poverty, but profit often comes first. What can be done?
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.
Good Governance Guide
This guide aims to improve your understanding and help strengthen governance structures of organisations.
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.
University of Edinburgh recruiting for placement-based dissertations
The University of Edinburgh's School of Social and Political Science is recruiting for research projects for their placement-based dissertations programme.
UK general election: What should our sector hope for from manifesto commitments?
On 12 December, people across the UK will go to the polls. In the interim period much will be said on the campaign trail, but what commitments should be we be looking out for and from whom?
Bringing in new voices to improve policy coherence in Scotland
The Alliance has been leading a small group of interested iNGOs on taking forward the issue of Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development (PCSD) over the past few years, but now aims to bring in new voices on this issue from other sectors. That is why they have created a Wiki on this complex area that is open and editable so that we can collaboratively develop understanding on policy coherence issues, suggest solutions, track progress and stimulate debate.
Safeguarding remains high on the agenda – a new project for the Alliance
The Scottish Government and the Alliance maintain their commitment to driving up standards in safeguarding in the international aid and development sector in Scotland.