Annual Conference: Putting Gender Front and Centre
How can we create sustainable, enabling environments for women and girls? Join us 25 September in Glasgow as we explore practical solutions to this pressing issue.
"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.
New proposal development series
1st July 2019
This brand-new proposal development workshop series will take you through the essential stages of writing a fundable project proposal. The five-part series of half-day workshops will address the component parts and underlying processes that need to be in place to help you write an evidenced and persuasive project proposal.
Funding Working Group
23rd July 2019
The Funding Working Group will meet for the first time in 2019 in Edinburgh on 23 July. The Funding Working Group provides a space for international development practitioners to share their experiences of fundraising and explore some solutions to working in today’s challenging funding environment.
Proposal Development: Project Design
31st July 2019
The first half-day workshop in this new five-part series will introduce you to various tools and methodologies that will help you to design a project that meets an expressed need, embeds inclusive and gender-sensitive programming and speaks to donor priorities.
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…
Beyond Borders International Festival 2019
24th August 2019
An eclectic festival full of debate, literature, exhibitions, film and music exploring the biggest issues of our time in a…
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.
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.
Why should the Development Sector Care about Facebook’s New Digital Currency?
Despite the very real concerns about the impact the currency will have on its user's security, if the Libra becomes as widely used as is expected, the impact on International Development will be enormous. Given our sector exists to facilitate the improvement of the livelihoods of those living in less developed countries, the Libra is definitely a technology worth understanding, albeit with a cautious eye.
UK Government’s Voluntary National Review casts doubt on its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals
The International Development Committee (IDC) identifies serious failings in the preparation and presentation of UK’s first Voluntary National Review of progress towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
IATI news: greater UK government transparency and SDG guidance issued
There are a number of exciting new International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) developments this month, including three new UK government department publishers, guidance on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and updates from IATI on the technical standard used.
“Matched-funding should become central to fundraising efforts for charities” says Director of the Centre of Philanthropy
A report by Dr Breeze, the Director of the Centre for Philanthropy at the University of Kent recommends that “matched-funding should become central to fundraising efforts for charities”. Why? This article explains just that.
DFID update info on Brexit for INGOs
The UK Government has updated its information for INGOs implementing EU funded programmes, in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.