Statistics on international development: how is aid being spent?
The latest aid statistics are out, showing that the UK spent £13.4bn in ODA and met the 0.7% aid target.
OECD-DAC reform: Changing the rules for the better, not worse
Amy Dodd from the UK Aid Network discusses why changing the rules on how aid can be spent risks having a negative impact on people's lives.
The UK’s expertise on aid is still needed for Europe’s development work
With EU states missing the 0.7% aid spending target, the UK has an opportunity to influence the development work of fellow European countries.
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.
Aid news and views from Bond
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