Information list about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is being closely monitored by Scotland’s International Development Alliance, and we are working with our members to scope the nature of the challenge that it presents to the sector. We have provided a list of useful links on where to find more information.
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.
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.
Online training: Managing Change
13th August 2020
In these uncertain and challenging times, managing change for resilience and recovery is more important than ever. This session with Challenges Catalyst will be particularly useful for senior managers or trustees of small organisations.
Online training: Adaptive Management
19th August 2020
This interactive online workshop with Acacia Development Associates will help you understand what adaptive management means and how you can manage your projects and programmes adaptively in light of COVID-19.
Online training: Unconscious Bias
8th September 2020
This interactive online session will enable you to have a better understanding of bias and how it can help to address issues of inclusion and inequality. Trainer brap has designed this session to be effective when it is combined with other equality tools, it is not a silver bullet to solve equality issues.
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.
Time to reignite our planning and action ahead of COP26 next year
At the start of the 2020, the Alliance and many of its members were gearing up for a year of sustained action on climate, after having learnt that the annual UN Climate talks were on their way to Glasgow in November. Since then, things have changed immeasurably due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe. Many of our planned actions ahead of COP26 have understandably been delayed.
Leave No One Behind Working Group responds to UK Aid cuts announcement
In July, the UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab quietly announced through a letter to the MPs that the foreign aid budget would be cut by £2.9 billion, blaming the economic impact of COVID-19. The co-chairs of the Alliance’s Leave No One Behind (LNOB) Working Group respond.
New review on Scotland’s sustainable development progress lays backdrop for country’s recovery
The Scottish Government has published its landmark review of the progress Scotland has made in delivering the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. The review was developed in partnership with SDG Network Scotland, a coalition of over 500 organisations and individuals, and provides the most detailed and honest analysis to date of any nation within the UK on progress towards the SDGs.
Scotland’s Minister for Europe and International Development to give opening address at upcoming Digital Summit
Scotland’s Minister for Europe and International Development – Jenny Gilruth MSP – will address participants at the Alliance’s upcoming Digital Summit: Global Development beyond COVID-19, taking place on 24th September 2020.