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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Aid resources

Distributing UK aid hygiene kits to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
This paper outlines 15 principles for the new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to ensure it embraces opportunities for greater policy coherence across government and strategic action.
28 July 2020
Coherent and integrated solutions to collectively limit climate change, restore nature, and make our societies more equal and just.
5 June 2020
UK aid being unloaded off lorries to be put on the plane at Brize Norton in Oxfordshire
A summary of all of the UK aid spending pledges to help with the Covid-19 crisis.
17 April 2020
Our manifesto for the next government to commit to making the UK a proud global leader in international development.
4 November 2019
Politicians in UK parliament
Experts use their insights and experiences of parliamentary advocacy to breakdown how much British political parties support international development.
11 October 2019
The Bond network highlights crucial gaps where attention and investment are most needed to achieve the SDGs internationally.
17 June 2019

Aid news and views from Bond

UK Emergency Medical Team doctors Holly Gettings and Marian Davis, pictured in the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp, Bangladesh
28 October 2020
CONCORD's annual AidWatch report rightly praises the UK for meeting its 0.7% overseas development assistance (ODA) commitment in 2019. But the report raises concerns about the future of UK aid spending.  
Terraced rice fields in Yuanyang county, Yunnan, China
20 October 2020
China’s position as one of the world’s largest development financers paves new routes to development, but there are worrying trends for civil society.
Tents supplied by UK aid in a camp for displaced people in northern Iraq
24 September 2020
DFID has released the annual Statistics on International Development report, which provides final statistics on how much Official Development Assistance (ODA) the UK provided in 2019. We look at the highlights.