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

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
Aerial highway
Research shows that organisations and leaders who take a long-term view outperform those who don't. What can you do to improve your future-thinking?
24 July 2017
Medical Aid Films video projection
Medical Aid Films share their recommendations for creating an innovative organisational culture.
7 July 2017

Case studies from our innovation library

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
Azraq refugee camp

Combining eye scan payments and blockchain to empower refugees

A trial project in Azraq refugee camp lets people use iris recognition devices to purchase food and goods.
4 July 2017
Azraq camp

The solar powered refugee camp

A solar plant in Al Azraq refugee camp in Jordan is helping to improve the lives of the people living there.
16 June 2017

Futures resources

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
Ideas on Earth
This report presents the synthesised findings from 15 case studies, examining what a successful humanitarian innovation process looks like, and what factors enable success.
1 April 2016
Global ideas and innovation concept
Experiences, insights and practical advice from more than 20 leading practitioners in innovation for international development, brought together in one collection
1 April 2016
Old tools on a wooden table
Nesta, The Open University and the Rockefeller Foundation have partnered to create DIY Learn, an online learning programme in innovation.

The future of development on Twitter

@CGDev
2 months ago

What’s the macroeconomic outlook for #Tanzania? Less #growth, more repression, explains @JustinSandefur. @IMFNewshttps://t.co/lQAAN1b65d

@gquaggiotto
2 months ago

"Government innovators are everywhere" - a gov't innovation manifesto by @davemosk https://t.co/YdcQUrRGPl ht @emmablomkamp #psilabs

@wef
2 months ago

The neuroscience on how to motivate a teenager https://t.co/uuUQhukSd4 https://t.co/Wbv0hMDpG2