Facing the Crisis
Check out our new digital exhibition showcasing impacts and responses to the climate crisis across the globe.
"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.
Development Sector Vacancies
We advertise international development sector vacancies in Scotland and beyond. Have a vacancy to advertise?
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!
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.
Our Safer for All Safeguarding support package provides guidance and resources to strengthen safeguarding standards and capacity in organisations working internationally.
By participating in an active network, organisations can become more effective. Together we can make better progress towards meeting our international development goals.
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.
Alliance Policy Committee quarterly meeting
24th August 2021
The Alliance Policy Committee is a sub-group of our board and is made up of representatives from our membership. The Committee meets to share policy and advocacy priorities, find ways to collaborate and steer the Alliance's policy work. Join us at this meeting to discuss our members shared priorities going forward.
Facing The Crisis Exhibition Launch Event
24th September 2021
Join us for an interactive launch event for our new digital exhibition exploring the impacts of the climate crisis on people and communities across the world ahead of this autumn’s UN Climate Conference in Glasgow. With special guest speakers and interactive breakout sessions, this event is not to be missed.
Workshop: Introduction to the updated Effectiveness Toolkit
13th October 2021
This short online workshop is for Alliance members to get to know the newly revised Effectiveness Toolkit and how they can use it to measure and manage effectiveness.
Gamification for Sustainable Development
15th December 2021
Heriot-Watt are hosting an international symposium with the aim to build a community of researchers and practitioners who are…
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.
Facing the Crisis, our new online exhibition, goes live!
Our new online climate impact exhibition - Facing the Crisis - goes live! We’ve collated a growing collection of fantastic images and films from around the world, showing how the climate crisis has changed people’s lives and the changes they’ve made to meet it .
MPs vote to reduce UK Aid budget
On the 13th of July 2021, MPs voted to reduce the UK Official Development Assistance budget from 0.7% to 0.5% of GNI, potentially impacting millions around the world.
G7 leaders risk falling short unless they urgently scale up ambitions
At today’s press briefing at the G7, Civil Society 7 warned that G7 leaders risk falling short on eradicating Covid-19, tacking climate change and environmental degradation, and achieving open societies unless ambitions are urgently raised.
MPs oppose aid cuts and seek transparency
Over a thousand signatories call on the Prime Minister to reverse aid cuts
Over a thousand academics, NGOs and business leaders have called on the Prime Minister to reverse cuts to aid programmes to avoid "casting a shadow" on the UK's role as host of this year's G7 Summit. This comes as MPs vote for measures to reverse cuts.