News and views

Rickshaws in Delhi
It is dangerous to assume that private financing has the same development impact as other aid flows.
7 February 2019
European flags
A new research study looks at how UK government funding of CSOs compares to trends in five other European countries.
5 February 2019
Woman holding a placard on a march
Asking ourselves why our advocacy doesn't work can hurt but it also helps us to understand what we need to do next.
31 January 2019
Smiling woman in Coimbatore, India
The latest annual analysis of countries' Voluntary National Reviews assesses how countries are implementing the SDGs and sharing learning and knowledge.
30 January 2019
Man and child drinking tea
Questions remain over when to use public-private finance approaches and how to get the best impact from them.
28 January 2019
Unfocused shot of meeting
Managing a crisis can be complicated, but organisations need to consider their people's wellbeing when planning their responses.
24 January 2019
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
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
People marching down Whitehall against public expenditure cuts
Highlights from the House of Lords' debate on how charity campaigning and democracy are restricted by the Lobbying Act.
14 September 2018
Midwife and two children she looks after, in Sierra Leone
NGOs are one of the main sources of imagery from the developing world, so we must consider the images we use and how they might affect perceptions.
20 August 2018
People with arms in the air
The most important parts of the government's new Civil Society Strategy, which sets the direction of government policy towards civil society over the next decade.
9 August 2018
Supporters of the marriage equality campaign
Five ways Yes Equality's digital campaign achieved real change and how the lessons can be applied by other campaigners.
6 August 2018
Polio survivor in wheelchair
Over 800 people attended the first of its kind summit this week to raise global awareness of disability. Here are the key commitments and actions NGOs, government and private sector need to take next.
26 July 2018
Crowd of people in a city
We need a change in the underlying strategy and messaging of aid if we are to meet the current crisis of public support.
11 June 2018
Complaint box for corruption
David Mears, solicitor at MDY Legal, on what NGOs need to know about the Bribery Act.
9 August 2017
In an ideal world, all evaluations would influence decision-making, improve practice and contribute to wider sector knowledge. NGOs need to commit to using learning to change.
27 June 2017
UK aid being unloaded
An increase in aid during turbulent times is welcome but it is important that government departments have a rigorous focus on effectiveness, accountability and transparency.
7 April 2017
Lens
There are other ways to build trust in organisations rather than just increasing transparency requirements.
16 March 2017
The open source, decentralised database blockchain allows donors, aid agencies, NGOs and beneficiaries to operate transparent, agile and open networks
16 March 2017
End Corruption sign in Uganda
There is no quick fix to overcoming corruption in aid but there are some things we can do better - here are six suggestions for where to begin.
23 January 2017
Corruption is deadly sign in Uganda
With corruption being used as a reason to attack aid efforts, we look at how corruption affects development and what NGOs should consider to overcome it.
17 January 2017
Market in Oromia, Ethiopia
13 recommendations to improve the guidelines used by countries and civil society to report on progress made on the Sustainable Development Goals.
11 January 2017
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
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
Love wall in Manhattan
Tips to help NGOs attract corporate partnerships and make the relationship work for both sides.
19 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
Mountain path in Alesund Norway
"Impact at scale" is about reaching the right people in the right place, rather than just reaching more people.
25 May 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
Lighthouse shining a beam for a boat
We provided evidence to the International Development Committee on the action Bond and our members are taking to improve the sector’s approach to safeguarding.
17 May 2018
NGOs, DFID, the Charity Commission and safeguarding experts have made a joint-commitment to improve safeguarding standards, following the Safeguarding Summit on 5 March 2018.
20 March 2018
A joint letter from 22 UK charities announcing a series of measures to improve safeguarding.
23 February 2018
Shipping containers
Mergers, relocations and other organisational structural changes can help INGOs to survive and thrive in a challenging environment.
7 February 2018
Team meeting
As staff in the development sector are susceptible to unique forms of stress, the FIND Network provides recommendations for creating a supportive workplace.
27 September 2017
Silhouettes of meeting
Joe Saxton shares tips on how to have a high-functioning group of trustees, based on his experience of chairing five charities.
4 July 2017
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
Woman in Côte d’Ivoire
Linda McAvan MEP reflects on the European Year of Development and explains why the EU has a vital role to play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
27 January 2016
Young refugee at Keleti train station in Budapest
In a joint letter, the heads of more than two dozen NGOs call on David Cameron to approach the new year with 'new resolve to address the appalling plight of refugees in Europe.'
4 January 2016
Speakers at a panel discussion hosted by Malaria Consortium
The World Health Organisation has launched the 2015 World Malaria Report, and Malaria Consortium hosted a panel discussion to look at what the EU can do to support malaria elimination within the timescale of the SDGs.
14 December 2015
Stack of euro coins
Many EU countries, including the Netherlands, Italy, Cyprus, and Portugal are exaggerating their aid spending by including "inflated aid", money spent in their own countries, in their official aid figures.
24 November 2015
Stacked pound coins
The French parliament has adopted a proposal to allocate 50% of the Financial Transaction Tax to the country's development budget, bringing to an end four years of cuts.
22 October 2015
UNHCR tents at a refugee camp in Iraq
EU heads of government have agreed a package of measures in response to the refugee crisis, including greater assistance to countries currently supporting large numbers of refugees, and increased funding for the UN refugee agency.
24 September 2015
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
We need to embrace failure in the workplace if we want to innovate. Here are three tips on using failure to succeed.
11 May 2017
Market in Ethiopia
Polling shows that although there are daunting problems many people in sub-Saharan Africa have significant hope for the future.
20 April 2017
Women carrying water from stepwell near Jaipur
The 21st century has seen new types of business models emerge as NGOs react to changes affecting them and their audiences.
19 April 2017
Girl using mobile phone
The huge expansion in mobile usage is paving the way for better service delivery and increased transparency.
13 April 2017
Future factory
The poorer the country, the more susceptible it is to job losses through automation. NGOs must ensure that new ways of working don't adversely affect the world's poorest.
31 March 2017
The open source, decentralised database blockchain allows donors, aid agencies, NGOs and beneficiaries to operate transparent, agile and open networks
16 March 2017

Members' tweets

@TheHALOTrust
1 year ago

Mine clearance is transformative. That's why we're campaigning for a #LandmineFree2025 https://t.co/Nw4hK5XhR7

@IAPB1
1 year ago

The IAPB Standard List @IAPB_SL is working on updating an Essential List for #DiabeticRetinopathy. Until then, here… https://t.co/vmmHJUVyAH

@WorldHabitat
1 year ago

‘On the table’ conversation = likely to draw previously silent citizens into a discussion of problems and potential… https://t.co/Vo2DeqgLm6