Good partnerships are essential in creating sustainable change. Whether it’s working with partners in other countries or partners in different sectors, each come with their own challenges and rewards. Resources in this section will provide support and information on best practice in this area.
LGBT+ Inclusion in International Development Programming
A checklist for UK Aid Connect proposals that can help ensure LGBT+ communities do not continue to be left behind.
The International Fair Trade Charter
How the Global Fair Trade Movement works to transform trade in order to achieve justice, equity and sustainability for people and planet.
Members Guide to Accessing TrustLaw
We have partnered with TrustLaw to facilitate free legal assistance for social enterprises and NGOs that we support. TrustLaw is a global programme of Thomson Reuters Foundation that connects the world's leading legal teams to provide free legal assistance to organisations working for social and environmental change. This guide explains how Alliance members can access this service.
Working towards the Global Goals
‘Working towards the Global Goals’ provides detailed insight into our members’ contributions to sustainable development across the world. Published only a month before the world enters the ‘decade of delivery’ for the ambitious UN 2030 Agenda, the report demonstrates a far reaching and impactful international development sector in Scotland. It reveals that organisations with direct links to Scotland have projects in over 100 countries and contribute to all 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Improving Policy Coherence in Scotland: Wiki
This open and editable wiki is a resource for individuals and organisations interested in improving policy coherence in Scotland. It is a shared and open space for developing understanding on policy coherence issues, suggesting solutions, tracking progress and stimulating debate.
Sustainable Futures in Africa Partnerships Guide
The Sustainable Futures in Africa project has developed a Critical Resource for Ethical International Partnerships designed for use by research partnerships.
Bond & TPI: Trends in cross-sector partnering for INGOs
Bond and TPI's new report explores the shifts in partnership within the international development and humanitarian space and covers six key trends.
Project FAIR Toolkit
The online toolkit is designed to assist international development and aid organisations through the strategic considerations related to fair reward. It is comprised of a short quiz and a set or key strategic considerations.
Principles and Standards of INGO Fair Reward
The Principles and Standards of INGO Fair Reward are designed in order to help organisations develop a shared understanding of what fair reward means for the international aid and development sector.
Project FAIR: Exploring practical pathways for reward fairness in international NGOs
This report provides a full overview of Project FAIR, including background to the project, method, and analysis and discussion of findings. The project aimed to collaboratively explore practical alternatives to the dual salary system and enable the INGO sector to maximise its contributions to decent work, sustainable livelihood and poverty eradication.
Wren & Greyhound: Lasting Difference Toolkit
The Lasting Difference toolkit is a guide for third sector organisations to strengthen sustainability and impact.
Outcomes-focused Policy Making in Scotland
This toolkit is designed to support Scottish policy making to be more joined up and coherent, across policy areas both within Scotland and internationally. The resource is the result of a partnership between the National Performance Framework team at the Scottish Government and civil society stakeholders including the SDG Network Scotland, Scotland’s International Development Alliance and the EU project, Bridge 47.
Reflecting on language in international development in Scotland - Discussion paper version 2
This is the second draft of a discussion paper 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.
Training and e-Learning
Resources to help an organisation develop its own monitoring, evaluation and learning.
Resources to help increase understanding of governance within charities as well as best practice.
Resources to help with developing your own organisational logframes.
Value for Money
Resources to help increase understanding of the concept of value for money in international development and what this means for your projects and organisations.
Resources ranging for those new to funding wanting to develop their fundraising strategies to anyone wanting new ideas.
Theory of Change
Resources to help increase understanding of theories of change as well as support the development of your own.
Resources to support partnership development and look at best practice.
Resources to gain a better understanding of the trends towards innovation.
Member's Training Fund
Throughout the year The Alliance hosts free training for our members on key topics. In addition to the training that we offer we also have a small bursary available to help organisations access training from external providers.
Frequently asked training questions