Join a Bond group to maximise your expertise and connect with other professionals in the international development sector.

Our over 40 member-led working groups bring together 3,000 people to take joint action and share learning on policy and practice.

Each community of practice has an online forum for Bond members to discuss challenges and share resources. Groups meet in person or online. We have two kinds of groups:

  • Our policy groups formulate collective policy responses on key issues and influence decision-makers at national and global levels.
  • Our learning groups are open spaces for discussing best practice, networking and sharing ideas.

Groups cover a diversity of areas, including funding, project management, aid policy, lobbying, fundraising, communications, transparency, conflict and disasters.

Log in to access all groups. Your organisation must be a Bond member to join our groups.

Come together to push a zero-tolerance policy on corruption to alleviate its devastating impact on governance, poverty and development

Share information, updates and views on Brexit and its impact on international development

Discuss and collaborate on advocacy, awareness-raising and capacity building to overcome barriers of caste in development

Help put children and their rights on the forefront of the UK’s international development and foreign policy and practice

Network and undertake joint advocacy to promote fair and equitable access to DFID's commercial contracts

Discuss and share issues, challenges and best practice related to communications in the international development sector

Analyse, debate and share experiences of UK policy on conflict and security

A closed group for consortia funded through DFID's Aid Connect programme

Exchange information and coordinate advocacy at the interface of environmental and poverty issues

Learn and become involved in issues of development finance both here in the UK and global processes around financing for development

Influence government and other stakeholders to ensure disabled people are considered in all international development policies

Share information on disaster risk reduction, explore opportunities for closer coordination and influence government

Discuss the influences and impact of drug policy on governments and governance alongside gender, health and rural livelihoods

Share information, policy analysis and experiences on EU funding and policy issues

Share lessons, debate and critically engage with systems for listening and responding to feedback from community members

Share experiences of donor relationships and undertake joint advocacy with UK funders

Think through the implications of major changes on the horizon and harness your ability to seize new opportunities

Share learning on implementing and assessing programmatic work on gender equality, and girls' and womens' rights and empowerment

A space for Bond group chairs to discuss and share plans, problems and ideas

Join staff with HR functions to discuss issues, exchange experiences and provide peer support

Ensure aid reaches civilians in need of life-saving assistance during responses to natural disasters and conflict

Share learning and discuss challenges and best practice related to impact investing in the international development sector

Develop and share good practice in knowledge management

Share learning and experience to help improve the practice of MEL