Trends and innovation

Climate change, demographic change, geopolitical shifts and the diversification of actors will require international NGOs to fundamentally rethink their purpose, their roles, and how they fund their work.

Bond's futures programme provides support to decision makers and innovators within the sector to create future-fit organisations and new models that meet changing needs.

Foresight and innovation news and views

Delegate using virtual reality at event
Virtual reality immerses viewers in the story and is already being used by a number of international development agencies.
20 September 2017
Computer monitor numbers
Blockchain technology is predicted to be a disruptive force over the coming years. Here are some examples of how it's already being used in the international development sector.
7 September 2017
Woman looking out to sea
Conflict, climate change, the rise of new aid actors – the world will be quite different in 15 years’ time. New research suggests how INGOs can remain relevant in the aid sector of the future.
30 August 2017

Case studies from our innovation library

Telenor Khushhaal Zamindaar

Empowering smallholders and consumers using telecommunications

Telenor Mobile Agriculture is using a two-phase programme to improve the situation for both smallholder farmers and the consumers who will buy their produce.
22 September 2017
Evaptainer

Electricity-free refrigeration preserving food

Evaptainers, mobile evaporative coolers, require no electricity and could save billions in food waste.
22 September 2017
Coffee Flour

Using coffee pulp waste as a food source

21 billion kilograms of coffee pulp waste is produced every year. Coffee Flour aims to eliminate this problem while at the same time improving economic opportunities in coffee-growing communities.
22 September 2017

Futures resources

This report explores the key tech trends that the world will experience in 2017. From Artificial Intelligence to Big Data, Bitcoin and Blockchain, FTI highlights how tech and innovation will influence various sectors in the year to come.
24 May 2017
Cells merging and adapting
Introduces adaptive management, when it is appropriate, what is required at a programme level to work in an adaptive way and what sorts of organisational, funding and partnership factors can it enable or hinder.
12 September 2016
Refugee camp İn Somalia
This edition of Humanitarian Exchange focuses on innovation in the humanitarian sector.
1 April 2016
Strong confident woman open arms to sunrise
ALNAP is a unique system-wide network dedicated to improving humanitarian performance through increased learning and accountability.
An analysis of Bond members’ innovation performance
12 July 2016
Stock market graph and bar chart price display
The 2016 edition of Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report covers today’s internet growth and an in-depth look at a range of issues.
1 June 2016

The future of development on Twitter

@ODIdev
1 hour ago

What is 'leave no one behind' & how can we implement it? New paper for #EndPovertyDay by @Emma_Samman & @ElizStuarthttps://t.co/fLkUyxTAcH

@gquaggiotto
1 hour ago

RT @nesta_it: Today we are launching Nesta Italia together with our partner Compagnia di San Paolo @CSP_live @MarcoZapp https://t.co/72Seck…

@circulareconomy
1 hour ago

Today’s education system was designed for the industrial economy. How do we educate for a circular economy?… https://t.co/bOb5yg6Uw6