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 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.
Safeguarding Training for Trustees - Dundee
11th December 2019
The responsibility to ensure that organisations have a healthy safeguarding culture and the highest standards of safeguarding lies with the trustees. Therefore, the Alliance is providing a set of workshops for board members, to ensure that Scotland-based organisations working internationally are supported and equipped to transform polices and practice, and strengthen their capacity.
COP 26 mobilisation planning meeting
17th December 2019
COP26 climate change negotiations are coming to Glasgow in December 2020. Join us to discuss how the breadth of Alliance membership can best engage with this process to make sure that as many voices as possible from the global south are heard loud and clear.
Christmas Carol Concert at Greyfriars Kirk
17th December 2019
Celebrate Christmas at Feed the Minds’ magical carol concert in Edinburgh on Tuesday 17th December. It really is an unmissable…
Breaking the 4th Wall of Climate Mitigation: Guest Lecture
9th December 2019
Breaking the 4th Wall of Climate Mitigation: Developing an Accountable Climate Justice Curriculum for Scottish Schools a guest…
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.
UN Climate negotiations commence in Madrid
Today, Monday 2nd December 2019, COP25 gets underway in Madrid, Spain. The annual United Nations international conference on climate will see some 25,000 delegates gather to discuss the global challenge that shows little signs of being resolved, according to recent reports.
New report showcases Scottish links to over 100 countries
Scotland’s International Development Alliance publishes a new report that maps its members’ contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals across the globe.
Cross Party Group explores the impact of big business on human rights
In November, at the Scottish Parliament’s Cross Party Group on International Development meeting, MSPs and guests were given some stark examples of why private investment in countries in the global south can have disastrous outcomes for local people and the environment.
November Roundup of the Alliance Community
The Alliance 2020 calendar has arrived!
To celebrate the calibre of submissions to our 2019 photo competition: sustainable development through the lens of gender, we have decided to showcase the work of our members in a calendar to be shared with the wider public. The photo shows the work taking place in 12 different projects, across 9 countries including India, Nepal, Uganda and Ethiopia.