Alliance SDG Report
Our new 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!
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.
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.
Fundamentals of fundraising training in Aberdeen
21st January 2020
This training workshop with Judith Lowes will help you to take a more strategic approach to fundraising and ensure that you are up to date with relevant industry standards. The workshop will help you to assess whether different approaches such as major giving, corporate partnerships, pro-bono support, or legacies are the right fit for your organisation.
COP26 Mobilisation Planning next steps
23rd January 2020
COP26 climate change negotiations are coming to Glasgow in December 2020. Join us for more discussions on how the Alliance can best engage with this process and ensure that front line voices are heard loud and clear.
Online Training Course: Introduction to Institutional Funding
27th January 2020
This online training course designed for small NGOs will help you to think strategically about applying for institutional funds and how to factor sustainability into your strategies. The course will comprise an introductory exercise, a live webinar and access to a discussion forum, taking approximately one day to complete.
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.
On Target for 2030? Why SDG17 should be central to the debate at the Scottish Parliament
On 16th January, MSPs will debate the Oxfam-UWS Report 'On Target for 2030?', an independent snapshot review of Scotland's progress against the UN Sustainable Development Goals, to which the Alliance authored the chapter on SDG17. this article tells us why that goal is important and how Scotland is doing.
DFID Supply Partner Code of Conduct for Accountable Grants
The indicative date to launch the DFID Supply Partner Code of Conduct (the Code) for Accountable Grant Arrangements (AGAs) was originally outlined as November 2019. Launch of the code for AGAs was always subject to the successful completion of the pilot programme allowing ample time for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to experience the Code’s onboarding/Spot Check compliance process.
OSCR seeks views on charity accounting framework
The SORP-making body charged with developing the Charities Statement of Recommended Practice (the SORP) is looking for engagement partners that will form key stakeholder groups to help gather feedback and ideas for change.
The real and present threat to DFID: why it matters
Alliance CEO, Jane Salmonson, writes why the threat of Whitehall reshuffling and a possible merger between the Foreign Office and the Department for International Development is bad news all round.
Marginalised voices crucial to 2020 climate talks in Glasgow
Alliance members came together in late December to begin planning how best they can work together in the coming months to make sure that the voices of those they represent are heard when COP26 comes to Glasgow in November.