2020 AGM and All Members Meeting
Join us for our AGM & All Members Meeting, ‘A Brighter, Fairer Future’, featuring a keynote speech from renowned writer and researcher, Jonathan Glennie.
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 new 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!
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.
Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development
This page summarises the concept of policy coherence and links to our main our main body of work on this issue - an open and editable Wiki.
This page provides a summary of what the Alliance is planning around the UN Climate Negotiations that come to Glasgow in November 2021. We also signpost to resources, events, and information available from our members and partners.
2021 Scottish Election
This page covers policy priorities for political parties to include in their 2021 Scottish Election manifestos.
Round-table meeting with Ian Murray MP
30th November 2020
As part of our on-going political engagement, this round-table informal online meeting will give Alliance members the opportunity to discuss priorities and share ideas with Labour's Ian Murray MP, the Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland.
A Brighter, Fairer Future: 2020 AGM & All Members Meeting
2nd December 2020
Book your place at our 2020 AGM & All Members Meeting, ‘A Brighter, Fairer Future’. The day will start with our AGM, which is for organisational members only, before being opened up to individual members and partners, for an afternoon of discussions and a special keynote speech from Jonathan Glennie.
Power, privilege and pay in the international development and humanitarian sector
4th December 2020
Join us for a round table to discuss the topic of fair pay. Dr Ishbel McWha-Hermann will present the findings of a research study Project FAIR and we will hear two case studies from international NGOs.
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.
Chancellor cuts ODA by £4bn – Scotland’s International Development Alliance response
UK Chancellor of Exchequer Rishi Sunak yesterday announced massive cuts in official development assistance (ODA) from 0.7% to 0.5% of gross national income, a reduction of c. £4bn or about 30% of the ODA budget.
Public perceptions of aid and development in Scotland and the implications for fundraising
University of Edinburgh: Call for placement-based dissertation research projects
Colleagues at the University of Edinburgh's School of Social and Political Science are on the lookout for placement-based dissertation research projects. This is a great opportunity for Alliance members to work with talented students from various MSc programmes on a mutually beneficial research project, and are encouraged to get in touch to find out more and propose a project.
Let's go digital by leaving no-one behind
COVID-19 has forced many of us to embrace digital as a means of project and programme delivery. Yet, sometimes we forget that the international development and humanitarian sector has operated remotely and used digital modalities for various tasks for a long time. It is easy to forget that as a sector we have already developed lots of learning around digital modalities and interventions.
UK global response to COVID must ensure no-one is left behind, MPs say
UK Government’s five-point plan to prevent global health crises must ensure ‘no-one is left behind’ and not be at the cost of other development programmes, MPs say in new IDC report.