Global outlook

Following the referendum result, the Network of Inter-
national Development Organisations in Scotland (Nidos) and its members are focused on helping to build Scotland’s contribution to a more just world through its devolved powers.

Pre-referendum, Nidos discussions with Scotland’s political parties and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) resulted in cross-party support for many of the recommendations in our report, Scotland’s Place in Building a Just World, which calls for a pro-poor, whole-of-government approach to international policy.

Policy coherence for development ensures we don’t give with one hand and take away with the other.

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Extra powers may now be offered to Scotland. Nidos and its members hope civil society organisations can help shape what those extra powers could be.

Even without further devolution, we must seek to further enhance Scotland’s international development impact.

As part of civil society, we believe we should focus on building equality and eradicating poverty both in Scotland and around the world.

Nidos strongly welcomes the Scottish Government’s continued commitment to International Development and Climate Justice.

We look forward to working with the Scottish Government, all the parties in Scotland, and with DFID, to develop more coherent pro-poor policies and practice.

We hope we can now come together and achieve the best for our citizens and communities globally.

Gillian Wilson

Network of International Development Organisations in Scotland (Nidos)