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PM pledges 0.7% aid spending must serve UK’s interests

Theresa May announces that UK aid will be used to further private sector investment in Africa and to serve the UK's national security interests.

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International aid forms an important part of a complex set of international development interventions that aim to lift people out of poverty and support countries to become self-sustaining.

This hub brings together the most useful aid resources to support those wanting to stand up for aid, and it gathers the latest news and views about international aid.

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Aid resources

Veterans in Chad, Africa queueing for an ebola check
Do bilateral donors spend foreign aid to advance both their values and their interests? This index reveals bilateral donors' motives for aid-giving at a time of growing nationalism and global division.
12 November 2020
Distributing UK aid hygiene kits to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
This paper outlines 15 principles for the new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to ensure it embraces opportunities for greater policy coherence across government and strategic action.
28 July 2020
Coherent and integrated solutions to collectively limit climate change, restore nature, and make our societies more equal and just.
5 June 2020
UK aid being unloaded off lorries to be put on the plane at Brize Norton in Oxfordshire
A summary of all of the UK aid spending pledges to help with the Covid-19 crisis.
17 April 2020
Our manifesto for the next government to commit to making the UK a proud global leader in international development.
4 November 2019
Politicians in UK parliament
Experts use their insights and experiences of parliamentary advocacy to breakdown how much British political parties support international development.
11 October 2019

Aid news and views from Bond

A woman teaching a class
20 January 2021
A call to action for the international development sector to trust local communities and the groups that represent them more: local communities and groups who are the first responders, the community mobilisers and other unsung heroes
Aerial view of empty streets in Cape Town, South Africa during the Covid 19 lockdown.
22 December 2020
Despite arguably the toughest year in our history, we have persevered through unprecedented upheaval. Here are some of our achievements we're really proud of in a year like no other.
Woman on crutches
3 December 2020
With the new FCDO, greater integration of foreign policy aims and a shrinking aid budget, how will people with disabilities fare in the government’s new foreign policy and development plans?