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In September 2015, a new initiative offering free online courses geared towards the learning needs of people and organisations working for social good is launching.
28 August 2015
Children go about their daily routines in a squatter settlement in San Juan City, Metro Manila
Rapid global urbanisation poses major challenges for humanitarian response - increasing numbers of people, displaced by conflict, are heading for cities, towns and villages as opposed to than traditional camps.
18 August 2015
Refugee shelters in the Dadaab camp northern Kenya
How useful is the concept 'humanitarian space'? And how can initiatives like World Humanitarian Day or the World Humanitarian Summit best help to safeguard or strengthen efforts to provide life-saving assistance or protection in conflict?
18 August 2015
Yemen cityscape
The 'space' in which humanitarian NGOs can safely operate is shrinking. In 2013 violence against aid workers reached an all-time high. Daw Mohammed reflects on the experiences of CARE International staff in Yemen.
17 August 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
Man shares out walnuts
What will it take to encourage NGOs to engage with data debates? The Bond Fast Forward report identifies issues such as lack of data capabilities. I’d challenge this as being too tactical...
28 July 2015
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
Martin Horwood
Development Initiatives has announced the appointment of Martin Horwood, former member of parliament for Cheltenham, as its new Director of Engagement and Impact.
6 August 2015
Gillian Caldwell
Global Witness has appointed award-winning campaigner and film-maker Gillian Caldwell as its new Executive Director.
27 July 2015
Andrew Norton
The International Institute for Environment and Development has appointed Dr Andrew Norton as director.
6 July 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

The protest movement is failing: it's fighting the same old battles with the same poor results

Deborah Doane, writer and consultant working on development and social justice issues, is increasingly convinced that either we’ve been using the wrong methods in our campaigns, or we’re missing something altogether.

The Guardian 28 August 2015

What transformation looks like

It's deeply satisfying when you get out and see real development happening in real places at unreal speed. And it turns out that it looks like this:

Global Dashboard 28 August 2015

Embracing Complexity

Jean Boulton has teamed up with Peter Allen, and Cliff Bowman to write a smart, 250 page introduction to complexity and its implications for action.

From poverty to power 28 August 2015

Fishy business: Thai communities threatened by the seafood industry

In Thailand intensive fishing by big business has caused a stark decline in seafood stocks which is threatening food security and the livelihoods of poor and vulnerable communities...

Oxfam Policy and Practice Blog 26 August 2015

World Humanitarian Day: let's all make a greater commitment to life-saving action

Today is a day to pay tribute to those who help the world's most vulnerable people and to redouble efforts to provide emergency aid to global victims of crises. This article reflects on the acheivements, borne of a collective commitment based on shared principles, and the challenges that we still face to create a more humane world.

The Guardian 19 August 2015

The cost of living: an introduction to humanitarianism

How much does it cost to save someone's life after an emergency? What price do you put on dignity, safety, confidence etc? In the run up to World Humanitarian Day Sophie Mack Smith of Oxfam highlights some of the key issues which humanitarian agencies face.

Oxfam Policy and Practice Blog 18 August 2015

Fishy business: Thai communities threatened by the seafood industry

In Thailand intensive fishing by big business has caused a stark decline in seafood stocks which is threatening food security and the livelihoods of poor and vulnerable communities...

Oxfam Policy and Practice Blog 26 August 2015

Powerful pearls of wisdom from women around the world

Women from Brazil, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Pakistan, Senegal and Sierra Leone have spoken out to inspire the next generation of girls in a new film from Plan International. 

YouTube 24 August 2015

Womankind Worldwide names new CEO

Womankind Worldwide has appointed Caroline Haworth as its new chief executive. Haworth joins from International Health Consultancy Options, where she has been leading a large DFID-funded maternal and child health project in India.

Charity Times 20 August 2015

The global cost of poor literacy

This week, the World Literacy Foundation has released a major new paper outlining their latest research into the global cost of being non-literate...

Feed the minds 27 August 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

Members' tweets

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