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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?
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 Infuencing
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.
Workshop: Using the Effectiveness Toolkit
9th February 2022
This short online workshop is for Alliance members to explore the newly revised Effectiveness Toolkit in depth to use it to measure and manage effectiveness.
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.
Localisation at the forefront of IDC inquiry into the philosophy and culture of aid
Exploring a letter from Sarah Champion, chair of the International Development Committee, highlighting the findings of the 2021 inquiry into the philosophy and culture of aid. This letter precedes the much anticipated International Development strategy that is due to be released in Spring of 2022, and is clear in setting out a wide range of issues that face the sector and must be addressed in the upcoming strategy.
Update on proposed Wellbeing and Sustainable Development Bill
In the autumn, the Alliance and some of its members commissioned some research to inform the development of the proposed 'Wellbeing and Sustainable Development (Scotland) Bill'. You can find an update on the bill here.
A pause on Cambo oil field development
First Minister backs the waiving of intellectual property rights on Covid vaccines and writes to Prime Minister
Help us reflect on language in international development in Scotland
We're excited to publish the second draft of a discussion paper published back in January 2021 that aims to put forward some ideas on why its important to reflect on our language in the context of anti-racism and decolonisation. We hope that we can collaboratively build this into a practical how-to toolkit with our members that helps ensure continuous reflection of our language choices.