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Woman walking through ruined area of Sana'a, Yemen
A new poll has found that 42% of the UK public do not know that there is a war going on in Yemen. Why is there such a lack of awareness?
13 November 2018
Fish on coral on Great Barrier Reef
Oxfam GB's former deputy chief executive discusses the challenges facing big international development charities and shares her insights into how they can remain relevant.
8 November 2018
Mims Davies
The MP for Eastleigh has been appointed minister for sport and civil society.
7 November 2018
Mobile phone with lots of apps on screen
Some recent examples of NGO mobile apps and three things to think about before making your own.
1 November 2018
Women at community meeting holding paper
Recommendations for building more equitable research partnerships that can have a real world impact.
30 October 2018
Lighthouse in the sun
Key announcements, themes and actions from DFID's summit to prevent sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment in the aid sector. 
19 October 2018
Two people standing next to large world map globe
Over 550 CSOs are publishing data to the IATI standard - here are four ways that data is informing the sector's work.
17 October 2018
Mother and child
60% of acute food insecurity cases are related to conflict. What can NGOs and governments do to end conflict-related famine?
15 October 2018
Mims Davies
The MP for Eastleigh has been appointed minister for sport and civil society.
7 November 2018
Speakers at Bond's event at the Conference Party Conference
A round up of the key international development speeches from the Conservative Party Conference, as well as details of Bond's packed fringe event with Penny Mordaunt.
4 October 2018
Delegates listening at Labour Party Conference
A roundup of the international development issues discussed at the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool.
27 September 2018
Coffee cups
Party conference season is back - here are some tips to get you through it and make the most of the advocacy opportunities.
20 September 2018
Conference centre
Listing the fringe events being hosted by Bond members and allies at the Labour and Conservative party conferences in September.
20 September 2018
People marching down Whitehall against public expenditure cuts
Highlights from the House of Lords' debate on how charity campaigning and democracy are restricted by the Lobbying Act.
14 September 2018
Midwife and two children she looks after, in Sierra Leone
NGOs are one of the main sources of imagery from the developing world, so we must consider the images we use and how they might affect perceptions.
20 August 2018
People with arms in the air
The most important parts of the government's new Civil Society Strategy, which sets the direction of government policy towards civil society over the next decade.
9 August 2018
Roof of building look into sky - Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Being able to show transparent and accountable practice is important for NGOs but the way we demonstrate this varies.
3 July 2018
anto-corruption sign in Zambia
How we lobbied the government to decide that British overseas territories must adopt the same level of transparency as the rest of the UK.
10 May 2018
Canoe
We welcome DFID's new transparency strategy, but there are ways it still needs to be improved to better help civil society.
9 February 2018
Bank of media screens
With a recent survey finding that only 50% of people trust NGOs, here are recommendations to protect your organisation's reputation and rebuild trust.
17 January 2018
World map networks
11 podcasts, blogs and websites to help you get your head around blockchain and its potential for the sector.
26 October 2017
Computer monitor numbers
Blockchain technology is predicted to be a disruptive force over the coming years. Here are some examples of how it's already being used in the international development sector.
7 September 2017
Complaint box for corruption
David Mears, solicitor at MDY Legal, on what NGOs need to know about the Bribery Act.
9 August 2017
In an ideal world, all evaluations would influence decision-making, improve practice and contribute to wider sector knowledge. NGOs need to commit to using learning to change.
27 June 2017
Fish on coral on Great Barrier Reef
Oxfam GB's former deputy chief executive discusses the challenges facing big international development charities and shares her insights into how they can remain relevant.
8 November 2018
Women at community meeting holding paper
Recommendations for building more equitable research partnerships that can have a real world impact.
30 October 2018
Lighthouse in the sun
Key announcements, themes and actions from DFID's summit to prevent sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment in the aid sector. 
19 October 2018
Hawa, refugee in a camp in Cameroon, with a clipboard
Feedback and accountability mechanisms are crucial for establishing trust so that individuals and communities feel able to raise concerns.
12 September 2018
Houses of Parliament
Despite the sector's progress on safeguarding, the International Development Committee's inquiry calls for a stronger response to sexual exploitation and abuse.
31 July 2018
Marathon start
How do today’s INGO leaders decide when radical change is required, and when to recommit to long-held values and ways of working?
30 July 2018
Love wall in Manhattan
Tips to help NGOs attract corporate partnerships and make the relationship work for both sides.
19 July 2018
Children in Rwanda
Navigating linguistic issues is crucial for NGOs to work successfully, but language is often ignored or under-invested in.
18 July 2018
Fish on coral on Great Barrier Reef
Oxfam GB's former deputy chief executive discusses the challenges facing big international development charities and shares her insights into how they can remain relevant.
8 November 2018
People in an office
Recommendations for cultivating an inclusive, supportive culture for NGOs.
1 October 2018
Headshots of diverse people from around the world
Despite the sector’s progress in tackling inequalities overseas, the UK charity workforce still needs to overcome challenges in diversity, inclusion and unequal pay.
29 August 2018
Safeguarding Conference
Bond members came together to work on what we need to create sustainable sector-wide solutions to safeguarding.
23 August 2018
Houses of Parliament
Despite the sector's progress on safeguarding, the International Development Committee's inquiry calls for a stronger response to sexual exploitation and abuse.
31 July 2018
Marathon start
How do today’s INGO leaders decide when radical change is required, and when to recommit to long-held values and ways of working?
30 July 2018
Children in Rwanda
Navigating linguistic issues is crucial for NGOs to work successfully, but language is often ignored or under-invested in.
18 July 2018
Tea fields
An update on what Bond, NGOs and the government have been doing to ensure the sector protects people from abuse, holds abusers to account and encourages those affected to report incidents.
13 June 2018
European flags
The UK leaving the EU will have a big impact on civil society in both the UK and on the continent, but the sector should still work together to achieve common goals.
9 January 2018
A young mother at awareness raising session in Mauritania
With EU states missing the 0.7% aid spending target, the UK has an opportunity to influence the development work of fellow European countries.
31 October 2017
Emergency food, drinking water and shelter to help people displaced in Rakhine State, western Burma.
Bond's new research explores the different development and humanitarian opportunities and challenges for the UK and the EU post-Brexit.
21 July 2017
UK CSOs need mitigation strategies to survive a possible shortfall in EU annual funding as high as €356.9 million, shows Bond's new research.
19 July 2017
People walking quickly
Find out more about our party conference events this year, which will focus on the future of international development post Brexit.
13 September 2016
farmers in India
Given the uncertainty around the UK’s future relationship with the EU, and the knock-on effect on the farmers and workers in developing countries who rely on exports for their livelihoods, how do we make trade sustainable for vulnerable economies?
31 August 2016
Polling station
During the final day of campaigning, we must encourage everyone to have their say and make sure our supporters consider the impact of their vote on tackling global challenges, says Bond's chief executive, Ben Jackson.
22 June 2016
Woman in Côte d’Ivoire
Linda McAvan MEP reflects on the European Year of Development and explains why the EU has a vital role to play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
27 January 2016
Star Trail
Digital continues to change the way NGOs work and communicate, with ongoing trends offering opportunities and challenges.
12 July 2018
Mantis app hacked
We ran an experiment using a fictional NGO to get organisations to think about how they need to change if they are to stay relevant in a rapidly changing world.
28 March 2018
Aerial view of Shanghai
We look at whether our predictions for 2017 became reality.
21 December 2017
World map networks
11 podcasts, blogs and websites to help you get your head around blockchain and its potential for the sector.
26 October 2017
Delegate using virtual reality at event
Virtual reality immerses viewers in the story and is already being used by a number of international development agencies.
20 September 2017
Computer monitor numbers
Blockchain technology is predicted to be a disruptive force over the coming years. Here are some examples of how it's already being used in the international development sector.
7 September 2017
Woman looking out to sea
Conflict, climate change, the rise of new aid actors – the world will be quite different in 15 years’ time. New research suggests how INGOs can remain relevant in the aid sector of the future.
30 August 2017
Aerial highway
Research shows that organisations and leaders who take a long-term view outperform those who don't. What can you do to improve your future-thinking?
24 July 2017

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