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Football fans celebrating at the referendum cup in Yambio South Sudan
On his recent trip to Kenya, Barack Obama highlighted the spirit of innovation among young Africans, who are poised to transform the continent.
31 July 2015
Tree roots adapting to concrete environment
Imagine a future where there are no development projects addressing development issues.
22 July 2015
A woman carrying goods walking on a dirt road
Does the final outcome document live up to our hopes? Does it mark a real turning point in the fight to eradicate global poverty and tackle inequality and climate change?
21 July 2015
Water storage units in Za'atari refugee camp
There is a global refugee crisis. Creative solutions are urgently needed. Why not start by looking at what refugees are doing to help themselves?
21 July 2015
A young African boy taking a photo with a digital camera
How do the photos used by development organisations affect perceptions of international development? How do agencies ensure that images preserve their subjects' dignity?
13 July 2015
Campaigners dressed as ducks and George Osborne
In a stunt this morning, campaigners dressed as ducks called on Chancellor George Osborne not to ‘duck his responsibilities’ but to help secure a financial deal that will mark a turning point in the quest to eradicate global poverty.
10 July 2015
Illustration of Millennium Development Goals
The UN has published its final progress report on the Millennium Development Goals.
7 July 2015
Group of children from Tana Toraja in school uniform
How can development policy ensure the UK is meeting its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child?
2 July 2015
Samsung see through safety lorry
Our panel of experts discusses ways in which technology can be harnessed for greater transparency.
6 July 2015
Street view through a glass window
As a sector, we have trouble maintaining trust and legitimacy in a number of quarters. Greater transparency has to be part of the solution.
29 June 2015
Parent and child on a rock
The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) will be 7 years old in 2015. Like all proud parents, we've had ambitions for IATI since its birth at Accra in 2008. But how can the initiative reach its potential?
16 October 2014
Open sign
It seems to be the time of year that transparency comes back onto the agenda.
15 October 2014
Tree roots adapting to concrete environment
Imagine a future where there are no development projects addressing development issues.
22 July 2015
Street view through a glass window
As a sector, we have trouble maintaining trust and legitimacy in a number of quarters. Greater transparency has to be part of the solution.
29 June 2015
Lightbulbs hanging in the sky
Addressing the development problems of todays rapidly changing world requires new strategies and creative thinking
24 June 2015
Hand picks tea leaves
Based on models first developed in Bangladesh by BRAC, Concern's innovative "graduation" programme uses a mix of interventions tailored to each individual
22 June 2015
Andrew Norton
The International Institute for Environment and Development has appointed Dr Andrew Norton as director.
6 July 2015
Build Africa logo
Build Africa announces Marie Stopes International's Linda Edwards as its new Chief Executive Officer.
15 June 2015
Three university students studying in library
Bond has launched an immersive one-year traineeship programme across Bonds extensive range of expertise
15 June 2015
European Year for Development | #EYD2015
On Tuesday 16 June Bond will host a breakfast briefing event as part of the European Year for Development, featuring a Q&A with Linda McAvan MEP.
15 June 2015
Tools behind a blank notepad
Bond ran a session at this year's European Development Days, focusing on how we can develop a narrative that builds public support. Tom Baker tells us his three key points
11 June 2015
Clandestine boat wreck in Lampedusa
Leigh Daynes explains why a permanent political solution is integral to ending Europe's largest migration crisis since World War II.
29 May 2015
European Development Days
European Development Days is taking place in Brussels next week and we'll be hosting a session on the development narrative.
28 May 2015
Tree roots adapting to concrete environment
Imagine a future where there are no development projects addressing development issues.
22 July 2015
Stack of hands
My mother is a psychotherapist, and while I was growing up she spoke a lot about Gestalt Therapy. All I really took on board at the time was that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts
15 July 2015
Departures board showing cancelled flights
What global forces are likely to disrupt international development? Some free McKinsey management consultancy.
9 July 2015
King Edward II
The future of UK-based INGOs in supporting in-country advocacy.
30 June 2015

In brief

Cecil the lion and corporate social responsibility

The same law that was supposed to provide Cecil the lion with legal protection has been an unsung hero of corporate social responsibility.

Devex 3 August 2015

Save the Children UK appoints new chair

Peter Bennett-Jones CBE has been appointed as the new chair of Save the Children UK. He will take over from the current chair Sir Alan Parker, who is moving to be chairman of Save the Children International.

Save the Children 3 August 2015

Anti-corruption campaigners furious as Government considers softening Bribery Act

The Bond group, a coalition of anti-corruption campaign groups, said the Government urgently needed to consult more widely in its review of the Bribery Act, as business leaders claim it was making it difficult for British firms to export goods.

The Independent 30 July 2015

Anti-corruption campaigners furious as Government considers softening Bribery Act

The Bond group, a coalition of anti-corruption campaign groups, said the Government urgently needed to consult more widely in its review of the Bribery Act, as business leaders claim it was making it difficult for British firms to export goods.

The Independent 30 July 2015

Five things needed to turn the SDGs into reality

Now that the sustainable development goals are — in the main — agreed, what needs to happen to turn this global manifesto into a national policy agenda?

Devex 29 July 2015

Chiang Mai conference highlights ‘academic activism’ in Burma

Academics, students and activists from Burma (Myanmar), Thailand and around the world were among those who attended the first Conference on Burma/Myanmar Studies at Chiang Mai University from 24 to 26 July.

AsianCorrespondent.co.uk 29 July 2015

Save the Children UK appoints new chair

Peter Bennett-Jones CBE has been appointed as the new chair of Save the Children UK. He will take over from the current chair Sir Alan Parker, who is moving to be chairman of Save the Children International.

Save the Children 3 August 2015

The C Word: How should the aid business think and act about Corruption?

Went to a seminar on corruption and development on Monday - notable in itself as corruption is something of a taboo topic in aid circles. Aid supporters often cite framing – George Lakoff’s ‘Don’t Think of an Elephant’ or Richard Nixon’s ‘I am not a crook’ - as justification for avoiding the topic; even if you raise it to dismiss it, the connection between aid and corruption will be established in the public mind.

Oxfam from poverty to power blog 1 July 2015

Do you know your sh!t?

WaterAid have launched a new interactive quiz to test your knowledge of sanitation issues.

WaterAid 8 June 2015

DFID management response to the ICAI recommendations

DFID management response to the ICAI recommendations on: follow-up of ICAI Reviews from years 1, 2 and 3 (July 2015).

Department for International Development (gov.uk) 13 July 2015

Addressing violence against women and girls in health programming

This 2 part guidance note is part of a series of DFID guidance notes on violence against women and girls. It focuses specifically on how to address VAWG in health programming.

Department for International Development (gov.uk) 13 July 2015

How can big aid organizations become Fit for the Future?

A miasma of existential doubt seems to hang over large chunks of the aid industry, says Duncan Green.

From Poverty to Power 17 June 2015

Members' tweets

@Sightsavers
28 min ago

Finally the UN has recognised that no one should be left behind #disability #inclusion #post2015 http://t.co/tio5yzESlS

@GreenBeltMovmnt
36 min ago

RT @CECHR_UoD: .@GreenBeltMovmnt participates at ESRI UC 2015 http://t.co/P6S4ES0KRl #GIS & tree planting #reforestation http://t.co/9RYvMw…