Photo Exhibition & Reception
To celebrate the calibre and quality of the images submitted to this year's Alliance Photo Competition, we will be showcasing over 20 of the top entries for one night only at the City Arts Centre in Edinburgh, 6 November. Join us!
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.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Working Group
21st October 2019
The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Working Group will meet in Edinburgh on Monday 21 of October. The MEL Working Group offers members a space to share approaches to MEL, discuss innovative MEL theories and source new practical tools.
Safeguarding Training for Trustees - Glasgow
23rd October 2019
The responsibility to ensure that organisations have a healthy safeguarding culture and the highest standards of safeguarding lies with the trustees. Therefore, the Alliance is providing a set of workshops for board members, to ensure that Scotland-based organisations working internationally are supported and equipped to transform polices and practice, and strengthen their capacity.
Improving MEL for better project outcomes
30th October 2019
This workshop will cover what monitoring, evaluation and learning means for programming, why it is important and what it means practically for your project. It is primarily for Scottish Government international development small grants recipients.
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.
Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning for Beginners
This paper is for those new to Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) and want to increase their knowledge.
Happy Urban October – Applications Open for Sustainable Cities Small Grants Fund
As we celebrate UN Habitat’s ‘Urban October’, the Centre for Sustainable Healthy and Learning Cities (SHLC), based at the University of Glasgow, is working to respond to urban challenges across fast-growing cities in Africa and Asia.And, we want you to join us! Applications are now open for SHLC’s Capacity Development Acceleration Fund.
COP 26 is coming to Glasgow... Let's mobilise
Next winter tens of thousands of politicians, diplomats, scientists and activists will descend on Glasgow all saying they want to solve the Climate Crisis. We have to make them mean it. Ben Wilson, Policy Officer at SCIAF, writes about why Alliance members, allies and civil society more widely, must mobilise now to ensure effective participation in next year’s historic Climate Conference.
Minister announces inter-ministerial group at Alliance Annual Conference 2019
At the end of September, the Alliance held its 2019 Annual Conference. To kick off an inspiring day of speakers and interactive sessions, Ben MacPherson MSP, Scottish Government Minister for Europe, Migration and International Development, addressed the opening plenary session. He announced that he will be launching a new Inter-Ministerial Group that will take forward the Scottish Government’s commitment to policy coherence for sustainable development.
September Roundup of the Alliance Community
DFID Deadline for EU/ECHO assurance policy IMMINENT!
Organisations in receipt of funding from the EU/ECHO are at risk of having their contracts cancelled as the UK leaves the EU.