MPs from all parties defend aid
MPs spoke passionately in support of aid at a debate in parliament in response to a petition calling for the government to scrap the 0.7% aid commitment.
We can criticise and be proud of foreign aid at the same time
Harriet Lamb and Ben Jackson explain how, by working in developing countries to support their economies and societies, we are in fact making ourselves more secure.
Aid makes the planet a better place: a joint letter
As MPs prepared to debate the UK's commitment to aid, leaders of the UK's top international development charities signed a letter defending aid.
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
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
Improving the way the aid budget is spent
Mark Goldring, CEO of Oxfam, writes that those of us who champion aid must also recognise the media has a valuable role to play in holding us and the government to account and pushing us to up our game.New Statesman 23 December 2016