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Children in refugee camp
World leaders must commit to an ambitious and transformational new multi-billion dollar deal for Syrian refugees at the Supporting Syria and the Region conference, a global coalition of more than ninety humanitarian and human rights groups has said.
2 February 2016
Man in refugee camp
The Syria NGO Group, a coalition of Syrian and international NGOs, has produced a list of demands from civil society for the Supporting Syria conference. These papers have been sent to all governments attending on 4 February.
28 January 2016
Yound Syrian refugee in Jordan
The government is considering calls to take in more unaccompanied refugee children who have arrived in Europe, a Cabinet minister says.
25 January 2016
29 on metal
A new date for applications for the final funding round of the UK Aid Match programme has been announced. The new deadline for concept notes is now 29 February.
18 January 2016
Lumos with their overall award at the Charity Awards 2015
Bond member Lumos, the foundation founded by J K Rowling, was the overall winner at the 2015 Charity Awards.
15 January 2016
Girl and her classmates at school in Central African Republic
UK aid is evolving, says the Independent Commission for Aid Impact in a new briefing paper released this week. ICAI highlights an increased focus on fragile states and the greater use of cross-government funds to deliver aid.
8 January 2016
Female NGO superhero
Over 100 inspiring people and organisations from the development and humanitarian sectors were nominated as part of the NGO hero campaign to showcase positive work in 2015.
5 January 2016
Young refugee at Keleti train station in Budapest
In a joint letter, the heads of more than two dozen NGOs call on David Cameron to approach the new year with 'new resolve to address the appalling plight of refugees in Europe.'
4 January 2016
Duncan Green audience at Bond
Duncan Green talks about his public consultation on his forthcoming book, How Change Happens
22 December 2015
Action/2015 youth panellists at COP21
The Action/2015 Youth Panel is at COP21 in Paris, making links between the global goals and climate change.
10 December 2015
Delegates at the African Diaspora and Development Day 2015 conference, London.
The adverts for the People's Climate March read: "to change everything, we need everyone". We might need everyone; but are we trying hard enough to get them?
8 December 2015
Aissata Abdoul Diop shows the effects of drought on maize
Islam for me serves as the ultimate blueprint for environmental activism. In the Qur’an, God appoints humanity as stewards of the earth to protect and safeguard his creation. Therefore, fighting against climate change is a vital moral imperative.
30 November 2015
Campaigns often come into contact with the law, whether they choose to or not. But before you even start beating the drum, there are a number of questions you should consider, including how your campaign fits into the legal framework in the UK.
17 November 2015
Lord McConnell and Justine Greening at APPG on the SDGs event
The Secretary of State for International Development outlined the UK's priorities for the implementation of the post-2015 agenda at an event held by the all-party parliamentary group on the Sustainable Development Goals.
3 November 2015
Field of soybeans
If we are to "do more and better with less" we need to produce and consume healthier, locally grown types of protein. And we need to use less land, water and energy.
2 November 2015
Early on in the campaign planning cycle, especially during coalition campaigns, it is critical to think about internal communications.
2 November 2015
Graphic with thinking heads
Despite significant NGO investment in monitoring, learning and evaluation, the outputs rarely make it into the public domain. New research explains why.
15 December 2015
Go to jail square on monopoly board
While the UK has taken a lead on tackling corruption at home and overseas this year, it must get its own house in order to ensure its efforts are not wasted, according to the Bond Anti-corruption Group.
9 December 2015
Transparent laptop screens
Oxfam, Fairtrade International and BBC Media Action were the top performers in the 2015 Transparency Review of 48 organisations.
1 December 2015
People in Kigali discussing their priorities for the post-2015 agenda
The UK secretary of state for international development announced her department as an anchor partner for the new Global Partnership on Sustainable Development and an additional £16m of World Bank support.
29 September 2015
This post explains the new IATI data standard, version 2.x, and how to upgrade from previous versions.
23 September 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
In a letter sent to the leaders of all parties represented in Westminster, Bond along with over 150 other organisations calls for a repeal of the Lobbying Act.
19 February 2015
Graphic with thinking heads
Despite significant NGO investment in monitoring, learning and evaluation, the outputs rarely make it into the public domain. New research explains why.
15 December 2015
Transparent laptop screens
Oxfam, Fairtrade International and BBC Media Action were the top performers in the 2015 Transparency Review of 48 organisations.
1 December 2015
Omar in his wheelchair with his brother and sister
There are few people who would argue with the principle that people with disabilities should be included and supported in NGO programmes. But beyond the commitments and the rhetoric, how hard is it really to do this?
26 November 2015
Stack of euro coins
Many EU countries, including the Netherlands, Italy, Cyprus, and Portugal are exaggerating their aid spending by including "inflated aid", money spent in their own countries, in their official aid figures.
24 November 2015
Open sign hanging in a window
More governments becoming "sustainably more transparent, more accountable, and more responsive to their own citizens" sounds good to me. But it's an ambitious vision.
18 November 2015
Chameleon on hand
What does an organisation that has “embraced complexity” actually look like? Last month a discussion highlighted how different organisations are taking steps to integrate adaptive approaches.
26 October 2015
Connected dots on a black background
DFID is currently conducting the third Multilateral Aid Review (MAR), which will assess the effectiveness and contribution to UK development priorities of the 38 multilateral agencies that receive UK aid.
13 October 2015
Girl buidling an improved temporary shelter in Chokati Nepal
Local actors are key to effective disaster risk management strategies and programmes, but building their capacity can be difficult.
7 October 2015
Nick Hurd MP
Nick Hurd MP has been appointed as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for International Development following the resignation from government of the Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP.
28 November 2015
Portrait of young ghanaian woman
Cigna's new CoverN'GO Regional insurance plan is designed specifically for key local and third-country national staff in Africa.
28 October 2015
An all-male panel at the Global Summit of Women
Last week I received invites to three events with all-male panels. This alone should be enough to shock you. But the responses I received from the event organisers are more incredible. Read on to find out who won the misogyny prize!
26 October 2015
Justin Forsyth speaking at the London Summit on Family Planning
Justin Forsyth has announced that he will be leaving Save the Children in February after five years as CEO.
23 October 2015
Christine Stegling profile
Christine Stegling will replace Alvaro Bermejo as executive director of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance when he steps down at the end of November 2015.
12 October 2015
Islamic Relief logo
Jehangir Malik, UK director of Islamic Relief, will be leaving the charity at the end of the month after 23 years at the organisation and eight years at its helm.
25 September 2015
Scotland’s international development network, NIDOS, has announced the appointment of Jane Salmonson as its new chief executive officer.
23 September 2015
Harriet Lamb portrait
Peacebuilding NGO, International Alert has announced the appointment of Harriet Lamb as its new chief executive officer. Lamb will take up the post on 16 November.
15 September 2015
Young refugee at Keleti train station in Budapest
In a joint letter, the heads of more than two dozen NGOs call on David Cameron to approach the new year with 'new resolve to address the appalling plight of refugees in Europe.'
4 January 2016
Speakers at a panel discussion hosted by Malaria Consortium
The World Health Organisation has launched the 2015 World Malaria Report, and Malaria Consortium hosted a panel discussion to look at what the EU can do to support malaria elimination within the timescale of the SDGs.
14 December 2015
Stack of euro coins
Many EU countries, including the Netherlands, Italy, Cyprus, and Portugal are exaggerating their aid spending by including "inflated aid", money spent in their own countries, in their official aid figures.
24 November 2015
Stacked pound coins
The French parliament has adopted a proposal to allocate 50% of the Financial Transaction Tax to the country's development budget, bringing to an end four years of cuts.
22 October 2015
UNHCR tents at a refugee camp in Iraq
EU heads of government have agreed a package of measures in response to the refugee crisis, including greater assistance to countries currently supporting large numbers of refugees, and increased funding for the UN refugee agency.
24 September 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
The India Gate in New Delhi at night
This week, Wembley Stadium will host a sell out gig with up to 70,000 people coming to hear India's prime minister speak. Nesta looks at how incubating ventures with social and economic returns can help build UK-India relations.
10 November 2015
Digital connected dot pattern
Digital is delivering for almost every industry – music, retail, media – and across government. Yet according to some fundraisers, not for charity fundraising. Why not? Probably because charities have been resisting the change.
2 November 2015
Woman receives cash transfer in Burkina Faso
With an ever increasing number of tools, the application of technology in cash transfer programming can be incredibly confusing. The Bond Technology for Development is hoping to bring some clarity.
30 October 2015
Laundry drying above the rooftops of a Mumbai slum
How might urban slum communities become more resilient to the effects of climate change? The DFID Innovation Hub is currently looking for creative answers to this question as part of the Amplify programme.
19 October 2015
A family in rural India
In the first of three posts investigating the changing role of international development NGOs, Laurie Lee considers whether poor people living in developing countries still need financial support from the international community.
15 October 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

In brief

Syria: 'You can't have an entire population dependent on aid'

NGOs are attempting to provide jobs but immediate humanitarian needs are overwhelming moves towards longer term solutions for people in Syria.

The Guardian 5 February 2016

Money for aid, though vital and welcome, will not solve the Syria crisis

Oxfam International's response to the pledges being made by governments at the Supporting Syria and the Region conference today to help Syrians engulfed in the country's conflict.

Oxfam 4 February 2016

We don’t just need more aid for Syria, we need better aid

David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, explains why a ten-year package of help is needed for refugees.

The Times 4 February 2016

This week, the world must rise to the challenge on Syria

Justine Greening says that the Syria conference on Thursday can be the moment when we "rise to an unprecedented challenge with an unprecedented response". She wants the world to offer a different story on Syria and a new vision of hope to its people.

Huffpost Politics 2 February 2016

Syrians in need are waiting for actions not just kind words and promises

Rich countries meeting in London this week must commit to real changes that will improve the lives of millions of Syrians, said Bond member Oxfam.

Oxfam International 2 February 2016

David Miliband calls for 1m work permits for Syrian refugees

The former foreign secretary David Miliband has called for one million Syrian refugees in the countries bordering their homeland to be given work permits, saying it is a "fiction" to suggest the Syrian war will end soon.

The Guardian 2 February 2016

Syria: 'You can't have an entire population dependent on aid'

NGOs are attempting to provide jobs but immediate humanitarian needs are overwhelming moves towards longer term solutions for people in Syria.

The Guardian 5 February 2016

We don’t just need more aid for Syria, we need better aid

David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, explains why a ten-year package of help is needed for refugees.

The Times 4 February 2016

This week, the world must rise to the challenge on Syria

Justine Greening says that the Syria conference on Thursday can be the moment when we "rise to an unprecedented challenge with an unprecedented response". She wants the world to offer a different story on Syria and a new vision of hope to its people.

Huffpost Politics 2 February 2016

Syrians in need are waiting for actions not just kind words and promises

Rich countries meeting in London this week must commit to real changes that will improve the lives of millions of Syrians, said Bond member Oxfam.

Oxfam International 2 February 2016

David Miliband calls for 1m work permits for Syrian refugees

The former foreign secretary David Miliband has called for one million Syrian refugees in the countries bordering their homeland to be given work permits, saying it is a "fiction" to suggest the Syrian war will end soon.

The Guardian 2 February 2016

Helping Syrian refugee girls dream of their future

Despite their current predicament, children who have fled the conflict in Syria, and are now living in neighbouring countries, dream of what the future holds for them. The International Rescue Committee sent photographer Meredith Hutchison to find out.

BBC 2 February 2016

Money for aid, though vital and welcome, will not solve the Syria crisis

Oxfam International's response to the pledges being made by governments at the Supporting Syria and the Region conference today to help Syrians engulfed in the country's conflict.

Oxfam 4 February 2016

We don’t just need more aid for Syria, we need better aid

David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, explains why a ten-year package of help is needed for refugees.

The Times 4 February 2016

Syrians in need are waiting for actions not just kind words and promises

Rich countries meeting in London this week must commit to real changes that will improve the lives of millions of Syrians, said Bond member Oxfam.

Oxfam International 2 February 2016

Helping Syrian refugee girls dream of their future

Despite their current predicament, children who have fled the conflict in Syria, and are now living in neighbouring countries, dream of what the future holds for them. The International Rescue Committee sent photographer Meredith Hutchison to find out.

BBC 2 February 2016

Economic stability in Lebanon helps both Lebanese and Syrian refugees

Mercy Corps is partnering with local employers in Lebanon to help them stay profitable and help keep the local economy stable, as well as increase employment opportunities for Syrians and Lebanese.

Mercy Corps 1 February 2016

Syria: former UK development secretaries appeal for safe havens

No-fly zones and safe havens in areas in the north and south of Syria must be considered if Russia and the Syrian government refuse to lift the sieges of starving towns and cities, two former British international development secretaries have said.

The Guardian 1 February 2016

World Report 2015 - Syria

The Syria chapter of the Human Rights Watch World Report 2015, the organisation's annual review of human rights around the globe 2015.

Human Rights Watch 27 January 2016

UNICEF appeals for US$1.16 billion for Syria crisis response

UNICEF's Humanitarian Action for Children report 2016 is appealing for US$1.16 billion to fund the humanitarian response plan for Syria and the surrounding region in 2016.

Supporting Syria 26 January 2016

Fortunes for the fortunate – all 62 of them

In the run up to the World Economic Forum Deborah Hardoon, Deputy Head of Research, introduces Oxfam's latest inequality data and shares her personal reflections from two years of work on these shocking statistics.

Oxfam Policy & Practice 18 January 2016

100 key research questions for the post-2015 development agenda

100 research questions for the post-2015 international development agenda.

Wiley Online Library 16 December 2015

Climate extremes and poverty

Drought risk in Mali, heatwaves in India and typhoons in Philippines – three detailed case studies look at the relationship between climate change, disasters and poverty.

ODI 3 December 2015

Britain's youth at risk of being 'lost generation', warns equality report

Equality and Human Rights Commission says under-34s have seen steepest drops in pay and employment in the past five years.

The Guardian 30 October 2015

CV mistakes: how to lose a job in development before you press send

Recruiters, including Bond's director of membership and communications, Michael Wright, share advice on how not to stand out for the wrong reasons when applying for a job in global development.

The Guardian 7 January 2016

Campaigners: 5 priorities for your diary in 2016

Here are 5 suggestions to add to your diary to help you become a better campaigner in 2016.

Thoughtful Campaigner 5 January 2016

Can communications foster a more positive attitude towards development?

Concern about global poverty has decreased dramatically in the UK. To try and combat this, an initiative called the Narrative Project is working to change public attitude.

Cause 4 15 December 2015

Is IATI benefiting anyone yet?

Devex spoke with members of the development community to find out how the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) could make itself more useful.

Devex 8 December 2015

The world has changed on disability

The last four years has seen an amazing shift on disability, says Bond chair Tim Wainwright.

From Poverty to Power 3 December 2015

Grand ambitions on the global goals

The UK spent much time on securing the historic Sustainable Development Goals but when will the government set out its strategy on how to deliver them?

The Guardian 3 November 2015

Members' tweets

@IMC_UK
53 min ago

In 2015, we helped over 10m people in 40 countries Want to help us reach more in 2016? https://t.co/cAdOUlklXG https://t.co/IsF2C0cXmF

@AshantiCharity
59 min ago

Did baby-weighing in Ashanti. Many children weren't underfed, just wrongly fed. Need a lot more protein, like in peanuts and cowpeas.

@TheGPP
1 hour ago

200 million women are affected by #FGM https://t.co/aNtDuqqrfJ https://t.co/emoNG0k5Ld