Media Centre

Bond represents over 450 members working in international development, ranging from large agencies with a world-wide presence to smaller, specialist organisations.

For comments, interviews and information from Bond please contact Bond's Media Manager, Maryam Mohsin.

Call: 07555 336029 / 020 7837 8344 (ext 471)

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Press Releases


Recent media coverage

08/2020: UK to review independent watchdog on overseas aid, Financial Times

08/2020: Leadership of merged DfID evidence of ‘hostile takeover’ by FCO, say critics, The Guardian

07/2020: Poorest in the world likely to 'pay greatest price' in aid department merger, say MPs, LBC

07/2020: Global poor will 'pay the greatest price' as Boris Johnson axes aid department, MPs warn, The Mirror

07/2020: Aid from top donors drops even as need soars, AP

07/2020: Aid charity forced to close after coronavirus ‘seriously reduced’ its funding, Civil Society News

07/2020: Foreign Affairs Committee criticized over DFID merger session, Devex

07/2020: MPs brand Dfid merger an 'extraordinary mistake' as concerns over aid scrutiny grow, Telegraph

07/2020: Government to slash aid budget by nearly £3bn amid economic downturn, Telegraph

07/2020: NGOs accuse government of misrepresenting DFID merger talks, Devex

07/2020: Alarm bells ring over aid spending amid lack of clarity on DfID merger, The Guardian

06/2020: World's poor 'will pay price', charities say as UK scraps aid department, Reuters

06/2020: Scrapping DFID Aid Agency unnecessary, The Mirror

06/2020: Boris Johnson urged to reconsider ‘unnecessary and expensive’ DfID merger by almost 200 charities, The Independent

06/2020: Independent DfID ‘imperative’ for effective UK overseas aid, say MPs, The Telegraph

06/2020: Anger as Boris Johnson announces plan to merge international aid department into foreign office, The Independent

06/2020: 'Political vandalism': DfID and Foreign Office merger met with anger by UK charities, The Guardian

06/2020: David Cameron launches scathing attack on Boris Johnson for axing aid department, The Mirror

06/2020: Aid charities criticise plans to merge DFID with Foreign Office, Civil Society News

06/2020: DFID merger: FCO plan will ‘hurt the most poorest and most vulnerable’, international development charities warn, i News

06/2020: Aid groups deny they were consulted on DFID merger, Devex

06/2020: Aid charities condemn decision to merge DfID into the Foreign Office, Third Sector

06/2020: IDC recommends no new money for Newton Fund until it reforms, Devex

06/2020: Gavi smashes replenishment target at virtual summit, Devex

05/2020: DFID announces NGO awardees of £45M coronavirus funding, Devex

05/2020: DFID sets out measures to support UK NGOs, Devex

05/2020: Forty per cent of international development charities 'could fold in next six months', Third Sector

05/2020: DFID hands out £18m to six charities, Civil Society News

05/2020: 40% of UK NGOs say they will collapse within 6 months without new support, Devex

05/2020: 'The issue now is surviving': countries react with shock to Oxfam withdrawal, The Guardian

05/2020: Two in five aid charities could close within six months, survey finds, Civil Society News

04/2020: DFID must remain 'rigorous' on safeguarding amid pandemic, Devex

04/2020: Pandemic jeopardises support for world's poor as charities lose millions, The Guardian

04/2020: Covid-19 could cost international development charities almost £1.3bn, Bond says, Third Sector

04/2020: Government talking to charity leaders about support to deal with Covid-19 impact, Civil Society News

04/2020: UK NGOs 'deeply concerned' about £20M for COVID-19 work in 15 countries, Devex

04/2020: International aid faces huge losses, TFN

04/2020: International aid charities face losing billions of pounds, Civil Sociey News

04/2020: Virus Outbreak: Pandemic jeopardizes support for poor, Taipei Times

03/2020: Johnson aims to integrate Foreign Office and DfID operations, The Guardian

03/2020: Schoolgirl from Bath shortlisted for Humanitarian award, In Your Area

03/2020: Mumbai ‘SuperHero’ Shabnam Rangwala Shortlisted For Prestigious Humanitarian Award, Enabled

03/2020: Ghanaian sighsaver shortlisted for prestigious humanitarian award in uk, News Africa Now

03/2020: Somalia: Humanitarian Khadija Farah Shortlisted for Prestigious Bond International Development Awards 2020, Somali Land

03/2020: Parliamentary group to examine the effectiveness of UK aid, Devex

03/2020: Bond cancels annual conference due to coronavirus concerns, Civil Society News

03/2020: DFID country directors told to report to the Foreign Office, Devex

03/2020: Matthew Rycroft leaves DFID, Devex

03/2020: Acevo urges discussion on how to better support bullying and harassment complaints, Third Sector

03/2020: Inquiry finds Save the Children UK mismanaged workplace harassment complaints, UK Fundraising

02/2020: Joint ministerial team at Foreign Office and DfID reignites merger rumours, Civil Society News

02/2020: Entire DfID junior ministerial team merged with Foreign Office, Third Sector

02/2020: UK jeopardizing development gains in Ghana with rapid reduction of aid, watchdog warns, Devex

02/2020: Cabinet reshuffle: Charities relieved as Boris Johnson decides not to axe foreign aid department, The Independent

02/2020: Respite for DFID as Anne-Marie Trevelyan named secretary of state, Devex

02/2020: Boris Johnson rejects revolution in favour of modest cabinet reshuffle, The Guardian

02/2020: Anne‑Marie Trevelyan: Charity begins at home for woman in charge of aid, The Times

02/2020: Aid charities urged to join scheme that vets sex predators, The Times

02/2020: Conferences canceled: Coronavirus' impact on development efforts, Devex

01/2020: DFID could remain a stand-alone department but lose its secretary of state, Devex

01/2020: Oxfam hires Kate Sayer to lead new integrity and ethics team, Civil Society News

01/2020: Reports suggest DfID will remain an independent department, Third Sector

01/2020: NGOs protest as DFID foots bill for trade-focused UK-Africa Investment Summit, Devex

01/2020: Bond quote in response to Publish What You Fund’s Aid Transparency Index, Relief Web

01/2020: Are international aid charities fit for purpose?, Third Sector

01/2020: Brexit day: UK aid community grapples with life outside Europe, Devex

12/2019: Letter: Three ‘Ds’ of our foreign policy are greater than the sum of their parts, FT

12/2019: Aid groups warn Boris Johnson against combining DfID with Foreign Office, The Guardian

12/2019: Charities call on government to retain Department for International Development, Third Sector

12/2019: Charity sector reacts to massive Tory majority, Civil Society News

12/2019: Charities told to 'step up' and speak for all voters after Conservative landslide, Third Sector

12/2019: Future of DFID hangs in the balance after Conservative landslide, Devex

12/2019: Charities warn against suggested merger between DfID and Foreign Office, Civil Society News

12/2019: More than 100 charities warn Boris Johnson that axeing overseas aid department would see UK 'turn its back on poorest', Politics Home

12/2019: More than 100 charities join senior Tories in urging Boris Johnson to abandon plans to axe foreign aid department, The Independent

12/2019: Union warns Boris Johnson against civil service 'reform for reform's sake', The Guardian

12/2019: Let the UK continue to lead the world in global development, The Guardian

11/2019: What charities are asking for from the next government, Civil Society News

11/2019: UK election 2019: How do parties' promises on aid measure up?, Devex

11/2019: Bond launches Apprenticeship Scheme to Increase Diversity in International Development, Ethical Marketing Initiative

11/2019: Less than 10% of EU aid reaches world's poorest countries, study finds, The Guardian

11/2019: Charities write to party leaders calling for freedom to campaign, Civil Society News

11/2019: Charity leaders call on parties to amend campaigning rules, Third Sector

11/2019: UK charities call for end to 'gagging law' in run-up to elections, The Guardian

11/2019: Opinion: What should a progressive post-Brexit aid agenda look like?, Devex

10/2019: Five of the top 100 charities earn more than 90 per cent of income in restricted funding, Civil Society News

10/2019: Aid sector forced into greater transparency by #MeToo movement, The Guardian

10/2019: Christian Aid office closures linked to Brexit losses, Devex

10/2019: Brexit could cost DFID £200M in contract guarantees, Devex

10/2019: Bond launches apprenticeship scheme to increase diversity in UK international development sector, UK Fundraising

10/2019: Bond launches an apprenticeship scheme for international development charities, Civil Society News

10/2019: Bond initiative to increase diversity in voluntary sector apprenticeships, Third Sector

10/2019: Safeguarding efforts in the aid sector, The Guardia

10/2019: The UK has the chance to be an international development leader, Public Finance International 

10/2019: Aid agencies accused of failure to make good on Oxfam abuse scandal pledges,  The Guardian

10/2019: Charities slow to act in wake of Oxfam sexual abuse scandal, MPs warn, The Telegraph

10/2019: MPs criticise aid charities for being too slow to raise safeguarding standards, Civil Society News

10/2019: MPs criticise 'disappointing progress' on safeguarding by aid charities, Third Sector

10/2019: Two-thirds of British people see overseas aid as 'a major priority', The Guardian

10/2019: Brexit: Johnson and Corbyn meet but can't agree time-table for bill – live news, The Guardian

09/2019: Five of the top 100 charities earn more than 90 per cent of income in restricted funding, Third Sector

09/2019: Look beyond grant-funding, Comic Relief head of investment tells charities, Third Sector

09/2019:  Sector still has a talent crisis, says Children's Society fundraising lead, Third Sector

09/2019:  DFID will lobby EU to allow development charities to maintain funding after Brexit, Civil Society News

09/2019:  Prosperity Fund defies critics to double spending, Devex

09/2019:  Regulator's budget to rise by 10 per cent next year, Third Sector

09/2019:  DFID resources drained by other departments, experts warn, Devex

09/2019:  Experts question DFID's promised spending boost, Devex

09/2019:  Charities react to the Spending Round: ‘It only buys time and does not fix the problem’, Civil Society News 

09/2019: UK pledges £1.3B for climate and biodiversity but aid experts flag concerns, Devex

09/2019: Electoral Commission publishes new guidance on campaigning for charities, Third Sector

09/2019: Electoral Commission issues new guidance on lobbying act, Civil Society News

09/2019: Prosperity Fund defies critics to double spending, Devex

08/2019: What does the increase in joint ministers mean for DFID? Experts weigh in, Devex

08/2019: DFID warns of 'further discrimination' against UK aid charities by EU, Civil Society News

08/2019: Minister warns charities that the EU is 'still discriminating' against them, Third Sector

08/2019: DFID urges UK NGOs to apply for Brexit guarantee, Devex

08/2019: DFID and UK aid still under threat, experts warn, Devex 

07/2019: DFID survives another day as Alok Sharma named new secretary of state, Devex

07/2019: Charities react as Morgan named culture secretary in Cabinet reshuffle, Third Sector

07/2019: New development secretary Alok Sharma signals he will protect UK aid budget, The Telegraph 

07/2019: Controversial CSSF responding to criticisms as it continues to grow, Devex 

07/2019: DFID headed toward centralization despite its leader's concerns, Devex

07/2019: Bond expresses alarm over plan to move part of UK aid budget, Third Sector

07/2019: What does the commitment to green UK aid mean in practice? Devex

06/2019: Allocating £14bn UK aid budget across government means the world's poor miss out, The Telegraph

06/2019: NAO criticises government’s lack of transparency over aid spending, Civil Society News

06/2019: UK cross-government strategy under fire again, Devex

06/2019: Oxfam failed to act on reports its workers were raping girls as young as 12, damning report concludes, The Independent 

06/2019: Charity Commission to release Oxfam findings, Sky News06/2019: How Oxfam's scandal in Haiti swept through the international aid sector, The Telegraph

06/2019: Sector reaction to Oxfam report: 'We must be less fearful of learning from failure', Civil Society News

06/2019: Oxfam: Safeguarding failings laid bare, Devex

05/2019: Aid sector action to tackle abuse not satisfactory, say MPs, The Guardian 

05/2019: Rory Stewart: DFID should not play 'international policeman' on safeguarding, Devex

05/2019: MPs committee says aid sector has been 'failing miserably' to tackle sexual exploitation, Third Sector

05/2019: UK government urged to focus aid money on climate change, Reuters 

05/2019: MPs committee says aid sector has been 'failing miserably' to tackle sexual exploitation, Third Sector

04/2019: Poorest countries bear the brunt as aid levels fall for second successive year, the Guardian

04/2019: Brexit and bananas: UK charities fear fall from global stage, Reuters

04/2019: UK aid watchdog seeks public input on its work, Devex

04/2019: Aid charities and gov engagement is deteriorating, says Bond, Charity Update

04/2019: Relationship between aid charities and government has 'declined', says Bond, Civil Society 

04/2019: Government treats charities as suppliers, not partners, claims Bond, Third Sector

03/2019: Brexit: DFID underwrites £90M of aid contracts at risk, Devex

03/2019: Advocates call out lack of diversity in global development, Devex

03/2019: Mordaunt tells charities to 'chill out' over UK aid target and slaps down DFID critics, The Telegraph

03/2019: S.Sudan 'superhero' wins award for work with children born of rape, Reuters

03/2019: Brexit 'could benefit overseas development by curbing City of London’s power', Civil Society

03/2019: International NGOs are 'not just charities', says Mercy Corps Europe chief, Civil Society

03/2019: Weeks before Brexit, Europe ends aid funding for non-EU NGOs, Ecodaily

03/2019: Billions of pounds at risk of being ‘wasted’ in foreign aid and measures needed to prevent misspend, report warns, The Sun