This page contains the latest Alliance resources, tools, reports, and publications related to international development.
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If there is a resource you think should be on this page or you would like to submit one of your organisation's resources, please contact us.
Risk mapping and risk registers
The risks that each organisation and project face will be unique. Here are some helpful resources to help you think about risk more strategically.
Information about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is being closely monitored by Scotland’s International Development Alliance, please see a list of resources offering further information and advice.
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.
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).
Bond's Putting the People in the Pictures First
Bond's People in the Pictures Group have produced ethical guidelines for the collection and use of content covering images and stories. It builds on existing ethical content guidelines by Dóchas and CONCORD's code of conduct on images and messages.
Good Governance Support Package
This guide aims to improve your understanding and help you strengthen the governance structures of your organisation. It covers the basics of setting up and governing a Scottish charity, finance, people and broader organisational responsibilities which trustees are responsible for, including safeguarding and risk mitigation. The guide was produced in collaboration with SCVO.
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.
Scottish Government Small Grants Information Session 2019
A Scottish Government International Development small grants information session was held by the fund manager the Corra Foundation in Edinburgh on 11 September 2019.
Preparing for Brexit
Brexit and the possibility of a no deal has a number of serious implications for the sector, however, there are a number of things that you can do to be prepared. Whether your organisation has EU funds or not, Brexit is creating a level of uncertainty that will affect your programme delivery and you will need to consider the implications of Brexit for your organisation. We have collected a number of websites and resources to help you prepare for Brexit.
TrustLaw's legal health check for NGOs and social enterprises
The Thomson Reuters Foundation has developed a Legal Health Check to assist NGOS and social enterprises identify some of their operational legal needs.
SCVO's Good Governance Checkup
SCVO have created a Good Governance Checkup document to be used in conjunction with the Scotland Governance Code for the third sector to help trustees regularly review their governance.
DFID budget template for overhead costs
The Department for International Development (DFID) has developed a new standard budget template available for use from June 2019. It takes a standard format for capturing direct costs and overheads.