Aid hub

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

Beekeeper in Guatemala
This report from ICAI finds that DFID's approach to value for money helps to make UK aid spending go further, but there is room for improvement.
21 February 2018
Digital world and connections
The Donor Tracker is an online resource that offers free, independent, up-to-date analysis of 14 major OECD donors.
9 February 2018
The Transition from Aid
This discussion paper from THET makes the case that for aid to alleviate extreme poverty in the poorest countries it is important to recognise the role of UK engagement with middle-income countries.
25 January 2018
Women carrying water in Ethiopia
This report provides lots of information on the successes and failures of the EU and member states when it comes to aid targets.
17 October 2017
Donation jars
A new study suggests that a person’s political views and attitudes towards their own country – and whether they voted for or against Brexit – can explain which causes they support.
4 August 2017
Macro image of EU currency
This report explores in detail potential impacts and opportunities associated with Brexit on a number of priority policy areas in international development and humanitarian aid.
19 July 2017

Aid news and views from Bond

Man sits next to sign in Tortola after Hurricane Irma
The current model of humanitarian funding often means money arrives too late. Other models could offer improvement.
21 March 2018
UK and EU flags outside the Houses of Parliament
A new UK "non-paper" outlines, for the first time, specifics on potential future UK-EU development cooperation post-Brexit.
15 March 2018
Girl playing with kite in refugee camp, Bangladesh
DFID's new strategy to promote gender equality globally sets out an ambitious approach for itself and others to accelerate progress in empowering women and girls.
15 March 2018

Aid in brief

Letter of the Day: Overseas aid is worth every penny

Midwives who volunteered in Tanzania write about how UK overseas aid can make a difference for midwives, mothers and their babies.

Evening Standard 7 March 2017

Should the UK help older people all over the world?

Age International believes that the UK’s commitment to helping the needs of older people worldwide should stand alongside and not be in competition with older people in the UK receiving the help they need.

Age International 10 February 2017

Foreign aid: why direct giving works

Critics of foreign aid spending have recently postulated that taxpayer money is being lavished on ineffective development initiatives. nfpSynergy disagree - find out why.

nfpSynergy 8 February 2017

Foreign aid: how to make sure taxpayers get results rather than rhetoric

The criticisms of cash transfers are not about getting a genuinely better deal for taxpayers, or for the poor. Rather, they seek to exploit negative stereotypes of the poor.

Newsweek 2 February 2017

Baroness Northover: UK Aid - high impact, low cost

The instability fostered in the world by poverty, migration, climate change, conflict, must be tackled collectively, says Baroness Northover. 

Politics Home 2 February 2017

Attack on aid is an attack on women's rights

Barbara Dockalova of Womankind Worldwide blogs about the increasing attacks on overseas aid and what this means for women and girls.

Womankind Worldwide 31 January 2017

UK Aid: We Must Protect Our 0.7%

Feed the Minds' director gives her thoughts on recent news headlines about UK Aid and says we must also do all we can to protect our 0.7% commitment.

Feed the Minds 25 January 2017

Don't let anyone tell you that you can cut overseas aid painlessly

Kevin Watkins, CEO of Save the Children writes on why we should always care about value for money - but we should be proud of our commitment to the world's poorest. 

New Statesman 5 January 2017

Quick facts: what you need to know about cash as aid

MercyCorps provide this comprehensive set of answers to common concerns around cash transfers, including the conditions around money given, its effectiveness and the benefits for recipients.

MercyCorps 4 January 2017