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

A selection of images and statistics showing the value of multilateral partnerships when working on development issues like health, education and climate change.
15 March 2019
Feeding refugee children in school
The Reality of Aid Report 2018 analyses the recent changes in international aid in the context of Agenda 2030, as well as the persistence of poverty and growing inequalities within and between countries.
16 January 2019
Refugees in Unchiprang camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
This factsheet analyses the 2017 statistics on official development assistance spending.
22 December 2018
Child in Yemen
An independent study compiling the latest statistics and analysis on the size, shape and scope of the humanitarian system and assessing overall performance and progress.
18 December 2018
Crowd at Oxford Circus station in London
Experts debate the relationship between media attitudes and the British public’s declining trust in NGOs.
13 November 2018
Refugee camp in Bangladesh
This report explores the dynamics of decision-making in humanitarian aid, looking at the trends that could move us (or prevent us from moving) to a system where people affected by crises are taking the decisions about the aid that they receive.
8 November 2018

Aid news and views from Bond

Women carrying water back from Jamam to the refugee camp
30 March 2020
As Covid-19 forces countries to make decisions that could affect societies for decades, the UK has the chance to demonstrate global leadership that delivers for the world's most vulnerable.
Shelter provided by UK aid for people displaced by Daesh in Iraq
24 March 2020
With the IDC announcing an enquiry into aid effectiveness, we examine the issues we'd like to see addressed and what the review should focus on.
Helping rural women farmers in Nepal's Terai
28 February 2020
A look at the final DAC figures for 2018. With overall spend going down compared to 2017, where has aid money been spent and who has benefited the most?