UK prime minister Theresa May arrives at a summit

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.

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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This report sets out a narrative in support of a transformative shift in the international aid system taking stock of persisting global crises.
26 May 2021
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Over 200 civil society organisations call on G7 leaders to agree a bold and ambitious policy agenda that puts people and planet at the centre of the world's recovery
26 April 2021
Dominic Raab gives a speech at the Aspen Security Forum at the Locarno Suite inside the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office in London
A look at the aid cuts following the written statement from Dominic Raab, what we can decipher from the figures, and what we still need to find out.
23 April 2021
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This talk was the first in a series which will focus on the impact of Covid-19 on children with disabilities, their families and the partner organisations who support them.
26 March 2021
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25 actions for the UK and G7 to build a just, inclusive and sustainable world after Covid-19.
15 March 2021
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Our assessment of the FCDO’s progress against our 15 principles and hallmarks, as well as our concerns and recommendations for the next six months.
2 March 2021

Aid news and views from Bond

Liz Truss holds a call with other G7 foreign ministers to discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Picture by Simon Dawson / No 10 Downing Street
16 May 2022
Today the UK government released the long-awaited International Development Strategy (IDS). The IDS sets out what the UK’s approach to development will be and highlights the priorities for the FCDO going forward. Here is an overview of what it says.
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26 April 2022
If a new approach to equality and development were to gain traction in the UK, it could have a lasting impact on how global solidarity is viewed and enacted by the rest of Europe and even the world.
20 April 2022
In their new report, Charity campaigning – where next? The International Broadcasting Trust (IBT) looks at the changing campaigning landscape and what steps NGOs can take to become more effective. IBT's Mark Galloway, tells us more.