Bond has over 40 working groups with over 3,000 members, each focusing on key thematic areas in the development and humanitarian sector. Join these communities of practice to discuss challenges, share resources and network with other professionals. Some groups also undertake joint advocacy and influence policymaking. Groups primarily meet online, with occasional in-person meetings. Our groups are inclusive and made up of a diverse range of members. Bond members are invited to join as many groups as they wish.

Aid effectiveness

Learn and become involved in issues around the aid effectiveness agenda in the UK and globally.

Bridgetown agenda, MDBs reform & beyond

To coordinate sector’s policy and advocacy work on evolving agenda around Bridgetown initiative, Paris Summit and broader reforms of MDBs including, WB, IMF.

Caste and development

Discuss and collaborate on advocacy and awareness-raising to overcome barriers of caste in development.

Child rights

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

Civic space

Coordinate and facilitate advocacy and share practical learning on civic space and related issues. Please note this group is currently inactive.

Conflict policy

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

Disability and development

Influence government and other stakeholders to ensure people with disabilities are considered in all international development policies.

EU funding and policy

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

Food security & sustainable food systems

A space for members to share resources, collaborate and coordinate joint policy and advocacy activities relating to food.

G7 advocacy

Share information, gather feedback and coordinate joint action on G7.


Ensure humanitarian assistance reaches civilians during responses to natural disasters and conflict.

Policy and lobbying

Get political intelligence and insight on lobbying and campaigning related to UK aid issues.

Policy directors group

Leading the long-term policy discussions facing the aid and development sector.

Sanctions and counter-terrorism

Discuss the impact of sanctions and counter-terrorism regulations and engage with stakeholders to improve the regulatory framework.

Sustainable development goals

Influence the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals across the UK and internationally.

Sustainable economic development

A space for members to discuss and share learning around economic development.


Understand and discuss the value of transparency for the international development sector.

UK WASH network

Exchange knowledge, enhance analysis and coordinate advocacy on water, sanitation and hygiene issues.