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

A video thanking supporters of international development NGOs.
1 June 2017
UK Aid
A collection of images to be used on social media to support UK aid.
11 May 2017
Global Britain and Ending Malaria infographic
This report sets out the economic, social and welfare impacts of malaria on the UK.
25 April 2017
ThankUK image - for water
A collection of images to be shared on social media in support of UK aid.
5 April 2017
Gates Annual Letter
This year’s annual letter is addressed to Warren Buffett, who in 2006 donated the bulk of his fortune to the foundation to fight disease and reduce inequity.
15 February 2017
Defending Aid Resources
A collection of shareable case studies, videos and twitter actions to make the case for aid online.
2 February 2017

Aid news and views from Bond

General election debate
In the run up to the 2017 general election, Bond and ODI convened a debate between the major political parties to explore their views and policies on international development. 
2 June 2017
We round up the commitments to international development in the manifestos of the Labour Party, the Liberal Democrats, the Conservative Party, the Green Party and the Scottish National Party.
22 May 2017
Woman with mosquito net in Nigeria
Oliver Williams from Malaria Consortium looks at the progress made in the fight against malaria and outlines what needs to be done to achieve the Global Goal of reducing malaria burden by 90% by 2030.
25 April 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