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Brexit flags
Summarising the current Brexit situation facing the UK development sector, what might happen now and Bond's priorities for the year.
16 January 2019
Training being provided to mothers in Niger
An amendment excluding aid and humanitarian actors from the "designated areas offence" has been passed in the House of Lords after campaigning by Bond and members.
16 January 2019
Rescue workers celebrate in Nepal surrounded by cameras
A new research study finds that very few commercial news organisations cover humanitarian issues outside of major emergencies.
11 January 2019
Refugee woman with her rabbits in Bangladesh
The latest figures from the OECD show that worldwide Official Development Assistance fell slightly in 2017 to a total of $144.7bn.
9 January 2019
Bond banner
Stephanie Draper is the current chief change officer and deputy chief executive at Forum for the Future and will start at Bond in mid-March.
9 January 2019
Children in school in Zambia raising their hands
Behaviour change campaigns can make a real difference if tailored for the right audiences and their needs.
7 January 2019
Civil Society Futures workshop in Newcastle
After speaking to over 3000 people, the Civil Society Futures inquiry has proposed some recommendations for building stronger connections between charities and the public.
3 January 2019
Rohingya refugee children participate in recreational activities in a Child Friendly Space run by Save The Children.
Some of the policy areas that Bond will be working on in 2019 and the changes we'd like to see happen in them.
2 January 2019
Training being provided to mothers in Niger
An amendment excluding aid and humanitarian actors from the "designated areas offence" has been passed in the House of Lords after campaigning by Bond and members.
16 January 2019
Children in school in Zambia raising their hands
Behaviour change campaigns can make a real difference if tailored for the right audiences and their needs.
7 January 2019
Rohingya refugee children participate in recreational activities in a Child Friendly Space run by Save The Children.
Some of the policy areas that Bond will be working on in 2019 and the changes we'd like to see happen in them.
2 January 2019
Mims Davies
The MP for Eastleigh has been appointed minister for sport and civil society.
7 November 2018
Speakers at Bond's event at the Conference Party Conference
A round up of the key international development speeches from the Conservative Party Conference, as well as details of Bond's packed fringe event with Penny Mordaunt.
4 October 2018
Delegates listening at Labour Party Conference
A roundup of the international development issues discussed at the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool.
27 September 2018
Coffee cups
Party conference season is back - here are some tips to get you through it and make the most of the advocacy opportunities.
20 September 2018
Conference centre
Listing the fringe events being hosted by Bond members and allies at the Labour and Conservative party conferences in September.
20 September 2018
UK aid in Burma
A new report measuring aid effectiveness finds that the UK is beginning to fall behind when it comes to aid quality.
20 December 2018
Corruption, non merci sign in Democractic Republic of Congo
The Bond Anti-Corruption Group reflects on progress made and next steps for six of the key themes covered in the UK's Anti-Corruption Strategy.
10 December 2018
Roof of building look into sky - Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Being able to show transparent and accountable practice is important for NGOs but the way we demonstrate this varies.
3 July 2018
anto-corruption sign in Zambia
How we lobbied the government to decide that British overseas territories must adopt the same level of transparency as the rest of the UK.
10 May 2018
Canoe
We welcome DFID's new transparency strategy, but there are ways it still needs to be improved to better help civil society.
9 February 2018
Bank of media screens
With a recent survey finding that only 50% of people trust NGOs, here are recommendations to protect your organisation's reputation and rebuild trust.
17 January 2018
World map networks
11 podcasts, blogs and websites to help you get your head around blockchain and its potential for the sector.
26 October 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
Children in school in Zambia raising their hands
Behaviour change campaigns can make a real difference if tailored for the right audiences and their needs.
7 January 2019
Swirl of barracuda
Penny Lawrence looks at the structural and cultural changes multi-mandate NGOs can make to keep up with future trends.
11 December 2018
Doctor examining a baby being held by a woman
Following a call from 22 NGOs, the House of Lords passed an amendment to a bill which exempts aid workers from prosecution after travelling to fragile states.
4 December 2018
Fish on coral on Great Barrier Reef
Oxfam GB's former deputy chief executive discusses the challenges facing big international development charities and shares her insights into how they can remain relevant.
8 November 2018
Women at community meeting holding paper
Recommendations for building more equitable research partnerships that can have a real world impact.
30 October 2018
Lighthouse in the sun
Key announcements, themes and actions from DFID's summit to prevent sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment in the aid sector. 
19 October 2018
Hawa, refugee in a camp in Cameroon, with a clipboard
Feedback and accountability mechanisms are crucial for establishing trust so that individuals and communities feel able to raise concerns.
12 September 2018
Houses of Parliament
Despite the sector's progress on safeguarding, the International Development Committee's inquiry calls for a stronger response to sexual exploitation and abuse.
31 July 2018
Fish on coral on Great Barrier Reef
Oxfam GB's former deputy chief executive discusses the challenges facing big international development charities and shares her insights into how they can remain relevant.
8 November 2018
People in an office
Recommendations for cultivating an inclusive, supportive culture for NGOs.
1 October 2018
Headshots of diverse people from around the world
Despite the sector’s progress in tackling inequalities overseas, the UK charity workforce still needs to overcome challenges in diversity, inclusion and unequal pay.
29 August 2018
Safeguarding Conference
Bond members came together to work on what we need to create sustainable sector-wide solutions to safeguarding.
23 August 2018
Houses of Parliament
Despite the sector's progress on safeguarding, the International Development Committee's inquiry calls for a stronger response to sexual exploitation and abuse.
31 July 2018
Marathon start
How do today’s INGO leaders decide when radical change is required, and when to recommit to long-held values and ways of working?
30 July 2018
Children in Rwanda
Navigating linguistic issues is crucial for NGOs to work successfully, but language is often ignored or under-invested in.
18 July 2018
Tea fields
An update on what Bond, NGOs and the government have been doing to ensure the sector protects people from abuse, holds abusers to account and encourages those affected to report incidents.
13 June 2018
Brexit flags
Summarising the current Brexit situation facing the UK development sector, what might happen now and Bond's priorities for the year.
16 January 2019
European flags
The UK leaving the EU will have a big impact on civil society in both the UK and on the continent, but the sector should still work together to achieve common goals.
9 January 2018
A young mother at awareness raising session in Mauritania
With EU states missing the 0.7% aid spending target, the UK has an opportunity to influence the development work of fellow European countries.
31 October 2017
Emergency food, drinking water and shelter to help people displaced in Rakhine State, western Burma.
Bond's new research explores the different development and humanitarian opportunities and challenges for the UK and the EU post-Brexit.
21 July 2017
UK CSOs need mitigation strategies to survive a possible shortfall in EU annual funding as high as €356.9 million, shows Bond's new research.
19 July 2017
People walking quickly
Find out more about our party conference events this year, which will focus on the future of international development post Brexit.
13 September 2016
farmers in India
Given the uncertainty around the UK’s future relationship with the EU, and the knock-on effect on the farmers and workers in developing countries who rely on exports for their livelihoods, how do we make trade sustainable for vulnerable economies?
31 August 2016
Polling station
During the final day of campaigning, we must encourage everyone to have their say and make sure our supporters consider the impact of their vote on tackling global challenges, says Bond's chief executive, Ben Jackson.
22 June 2016
Swirl of barracuda
Penny Lawrence looks at the structural and cultural changes multi-mandate NGOs can make to keep up with future trends.
11 December 2018
Star Trail
Digital continues to change the way NGOs work and communicate, with ongoing trends offering opportunities and challenges.
12 July 2018
Mantis app hacked
We ran an experiment using a fictional NGO to get organisations to think about how they need to change if they are to stay relevant in a rapidly changing world.
28 March 2018
Aerial view of Shanghai
We look at whether our predictions for 2017 became reality.
21 December 2017
World map networks
11 podcasts, blogs and websites to help you get your head around blockchain and its potential for the sector.
26 October 2017
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

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@TheHALOTrust
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