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

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
DevCommsLab is a site for people who want to play a part in improving public engagement with global poverty. You can find insights which will help you to understand audiences, encourage people to take action and influence people’s attitudes.
1 July 2017
Development Monitor
Development Monitor provides data on key bilateral financial flows between the UK and individual developing countries.
29 June 2017
UK aid - flight lands in Philippines
Using a Q&A format, this briefing provides an introduction to the UK’s aid programme and some of the activities flowing from it around the world.
16 June 2017
A video thanking supporters of international development NGOs.
1 June 2017

Aid news and views from Bond

With UK aid no longer benefiting from the extensive reach of the EU globally, Brexit is likely to advance trends in UK development policy and aid spending.
21 August 2017
Gary Carroll and rescue dog Diesel in Chautara, Nepal
Tamsyn Barton, Bond's CEO, digs deeper into the recent Conflict Stability and Security Fund annual report to find out what it tells us about how the fund is spending official development assistance.
10 August 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

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