"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.
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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.
Chris Law Roundtable
2nd May 2019
This round-table meeting will give Alliance members the opportunity to discuss priorities and share ideas with Chris Law MP, the SNP's Westminster International Development Spokesperson and member of the International Development Committee. This is the second meeting of its kind with Chris, who is keen to keep dialogue open with civil society in Scotland.
Members' Meeting with Scottish Government officials
15th May 2019
Claire Tynte-Irvine, Head of International Division, the Scottish Government, to lead next meeting in series of regular meetings between SG officials and Alliance members.
Alliance Information and Networking Evening
15th May 2019
Join us at the prestigious Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) for a special event celebrating your commitment to creating a world free from poverty, injustice and environmental threats.
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.
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.
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.
Big donors key to health of small and medium sized charities
Recent research commissioned by DFID looks at how donors can build the capacity of small and medium sized charities to achieve development outcomes. The report, written by the Institute for Development Studies (IDS), released on the 29 March 2019 noted the ‘distinctive approach’ of small and medium sized charities, and the importance of core funding to their health and long-term success.
ICAI review raises concerns over DFID’s partnership with charities
The Independent Commission for Aid Impact recently released a review of DFID’s partnership with civil society organisations, finding that ‘DFID values civil society organisations, but its funding and partnership practices do not fully support the long-term health of the civil society sector’.
OECD DAC Survey: civil society priorities preventing sexual exploitation and abuse
Please input your views into the OECD Development Assistance Committee(DAC) civil society consultative questionnaire on preventing sexual exploitation and abuse. The deadline for submission is 30 April.
Concerns raised over UK's Voluntary National Review of the SDGs
The International Development Committee publishes a letter to the Secretary of State for International Development, Rt Hon. Penny Mordaunt MP, highlighting concerns and making informal recommendations in relation to the UK’s Voluntary National Review on the SDGs, an assessment of UK progress on the Goals, to be presented at the United Nations in July.
Delivering overseas aid programmes if there's no Brexit deal
DFID announces the UK Government’s offer to UK humanitarian aid organisations in response to no deal planning. This assurance now covers all EU development and humanitarian ODA funding delivered by UK organisations.