Small Charities Dialogue Day
Join us 30th May for our first ever Small Charities Dialogue Day. Your chance to hear from the People’s Postcode Lottery, the Scottish Government and DFID about their funding.
A list of funding opportunities available to organisations working in international development.
"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.
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.
Small Charities Dialogue Day
30th May 2019
Join the Alliance for our first ever Small Charities Day to discuss the successes and challenges of working internationally in Scotland. It will be an opportunity to share your good news stories and hear about the experiences of three member organisations who will present their work. DFID, the Scottish Government and the People's Postcode Lottery will also be in attendance.
Safeguarding Training for Trustees
10th September 2019
The responsibility to ensure that organisations have a healthy safeguarding culture and the highest standards of safeguarding lies with the trustees. The Alliance is providing a set of workshops for board members of Scotland based organisations working internationally about safeguarding, the first of which will be held in Edinburgh.
Alliance Conference 2019: Putting Gender Front and Centre
25th September 2019
Save the date for the biggest event of the year for Scotland’s international development community – the Alliance Annual Conference. Taking place at the prestigious Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on 25th September 2019 and exploring the theme of gender justice, our 2019 event promises to be our most ambitious yet.
World Forum on Climate Justice - GCU
19th June 2019
This inaugural World Forum on Climate Justice will bring together leading civil society groups, academics, business…
Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning (PCF9)
9th September 2019
Join over 500 thought leaders, practitioners and policy makers from across the Commonwealth and beyond at the world's leading…
A full selection of our annual reviews going back to 2007, detailing our impact and financial reports.
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.
This webinar breaks down the mystery of the industry's new buzz word - innovation - and what it actually means.
How can organisations remain transparent and accountable?
There are a number of exciting new digital tools and opportunities that you may wish to explore, which can help with a variety of tasks from understanding donor data at country level to publishing data as painlessly as possible to IATI.
The Alliance launches individual membership!
On 15th May, current and future members of Scotland’s International Development Alliance got together at the prestigious Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) for a special event celebrating the launch of our new individual membership category.
DFID Civil Society Team publish first quarterly newsletter
A summary of everything DFID related that is of interest to civil society.
Major change in UK Government aid strategy needed to meet the scale of the Global Climate Emergency
The UK must place climate change at the centre of aid strategy and funding if it is to have a meaningful impact on the range and seriousness of threats facing developing nations as a result of climate change, a report by the International Development Committee has found.
Policy coherence must be a core priority for Scotland and EU says new report
In a new comprehensive report by Edinburgh-based think tank the Scottish Centre on European Relations, Scotland and the EU are encouraged to make policy coherence a core priority.