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.
CPG Int Dev: Scotland’s Global Leadership on Water
4th November 2020
Join us for this special online meeting of the Scottish Parliament's Cross Party Group on International Development, and find out why the impacts of current global crises coalesce around water.
Safeguarding Essentials for Trustees - Online Information Session
4th November 2020
This online information session on Safeguarding Essentials is part of the Alliance's programme of safeguarding support. This is aimed for Board Members of Scotland-based organisations working internationally to ensure that organisations are supported and equipped to transform polices and practice, and strengthen their capacity. This 90 minute online information sessions for trustees will cover the essentials on safeguarding and trustee responsibility.
Leadership and Safeguarding Culture
9th November 2020
Organisations are often eager and committed to developing and maintaining a healthy safeguarding culture, but unsure what this looks like in practical terms and how to assess the various aspects. This course will focus on the role of leadership in strengthening safeguarding culture in an organisation.
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.
Scottish Government to review approach International Development
In last month’s 2020-2021 Programme for Government, the Scottish Government announced it is undertaking a review of its international development programme in light of the massive impacts of COVID-19 here in Scotland and in its partner countries.
Our 2021-26 Policy Priorities for the Scottish Parliament – making Scotland a leader in sustainable development
Today, 6 October 2020, we publish our flagship report ‘Scotland for a Fairer World: 2021-26 Policy Priorities for the Scottish Parliament’. The extensive report brings together the views of our diverse membership of over 200 individuals and organisations into one coherent vision to make Scotland a leader in Sustainable Development.
Our 2020 Digital Summit: helping us imagine a more inclusive digital future
With over 200 attendees dialling in from 19 countries around the world, and speakers from across Scotland and beyond, our global development summit was able to be genuinely global, perhaps for the first time...
Alliance members and partners helping to rebuild Beirut
In September a £300,000 grant from the Scottish Government’s Humanitarian Emergency Fund has been allocated to help organisations such as the Lebanese Red Cross, Tearfund and Christian Aid to bring food, clean water, temporary shelter, medical and blood transfusion services and psychosocial support in Beirut, following the devastating explosion in August.
Safeguarding in the times of COVID-19 – Malawi and Scotland working together
Linda Dembo, acting CEO of Malawi Scotland Partnership (MaSP) and Philippa Ramsden, Programme Manager at the Alliance, write about MaSP's continued work around safeguarding in Malawi.