Showcasing and debating key issues, emerging topics, news and opportunities facing the UK international development sector, The Networker is a quarterly magazine that is free to download and to read online.
Each issue looks at the hot topics in development, such as aid, economic growth, health and the role of the private sector.
Bond members receive a printed copy each time it is published.
This issue focuses on the impact of science and technology on reducing poverty and inequality and looks at how innovations in both fields are revolutionising many aspects of development practise and improving the lives of billions of people.
It includes how access to information is enabling citizens to hold governments and organisations to account and how new technology is increasing aid transparency. There is also a special feature on NGO transport and logistics.
2013 is shaping up to be an especially important year for international development with a host of opportunities to make significant progress on the goal of ending global poverty.
This issue explores some of the key opportunities in more detail, and includes a piece by Secretary of State Justine Greening that provides a candid insight into DFID's priorities.
This issue focuses on the future of development in the context of what the huge and rapid changes happening in the world mean for global poverty and development.
It includes: the changing role of NGOs; what happenes next after the MDGs; a closer look at NGO approaches to effectiveness; and the successes and failures of Kony 2012.
In the lead up to Rio+20 and with momentum growing around discussions on what should follow the Millennium Development Goals in 2015, this issue focuses on sustainable development. It includes a special Water supplement, with a lead feature from WaterAid.
It also includes a closer look at: the images NGOs use to represent their work, with varying degrees of success; the Bond Improve It Framework; and the unique travel needs of NGOs.
2012 will be an important year for international development, not least on the Rio+20 climate change conference, lobbying for 0.7%, galvanising public support, beyond 2015 and NGO effectiveness. Read more about Bond's work on these issues and members' views on what will be important in 2012.
While the challenge of demonstrating the impact of aid and development is not new, organisations have now started to come together to find practical and robust solutions. This issue focuses on effectiveness and transparency, concepts that have recently gained infinitely greater currency in our sector.
Also, EveryChild explain their decision to form a global alliance of national civil society organisations and Cathy Pharoah outlines research into trusts and foundations giving to international development.
Over the last decade, the role and influence of emerging economies has risen enormously, both in terms of bilateral trade and direct investment. This issue focuses on the impact it is having on international development as we know it.
Although funding partnerships with business are increasing, far deeper collaboration, a ‘convergence of solutions’, is needed, according to Accenture Development Partnerships. Also included are details of the Bond Anti-Bribery Principles and Guidance for NGOs and an introduction to the Bond Im-Prove it Framework to measure NGO effectiveness.
The Networker magazine showcases and highlights key issues, emerging debates, news and opportunities facing the UK development sector. It's free to download as a PDF. Bond members receive a printed copy each time it is published.
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