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Family in Kenya
We see interesting things from our members and the sector every day, so we’ve picked out some of our favourite events, reports and stories from November. 
30 November 2018
UK aid for refugees in Burma
Government stats published today show that the UK increased its aid spending, but the share spent by DFID fell.
29 November 2018
South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia
The Counter Terrorism and Border Security Bill could severely restrict NGOs' ability to operate in some of the world's worst humanitarian crises.
29 November 2018
People silhouetted against sky
How can we harness humanitarian trends to support crisis-affected people to have more influence over the aid they receive?
26 November 2018
Parliamentarians including Penny Mordaunt supporting the SDGs
Why parliamentarians need to be champions of the SDGs and help drive our progress on the goals as the UK's VNR approaches.
22 November 2018
Voters at the Bond AGM 2018
At Bond’s Annual General Meeting on 20 November, leaders from across our membership elected two new trustees to the Bond board and voted to adopt a new principle into the Bond Charter.
21 November 2018
Woman walking through ruined area of Sana'a, Yemen
A new poll has found that 42% of the UK public do not know that there is a war going on in Yemen. Why is there such a lack of awareness?
13 November 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
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
Hamilton waterfront, Bermuda
The bill gives the UK government new powers to clamp down on money laundering and tax havens and to respond to human rights violations.
2 May 2018
Commonwealth flags
Six important announcements for the international development sector made by the UK at last week's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.
23 April 2018
The UK government is committed to protecting civil society space around the world, but the restrictions on advocacy and campaigning in the UK are undermining these critical efforts.
15 February 2018
Abandoned lifejackets on a beach
A new report looks at the impact of fake news on international NGOs' work and suggests ways to fight back.
13 February 2018
Protest march
A new survey shows that 90% of campaigners see charity campaigning under threat and recommends actions campaigners can take to protect it.
23 January 2018
Mother and baby in Sierra Leone
Bond and our members achieved a lot to be proud of this year. Here we pick out five highlights of Bond's work.
20 December 2017
Ben and Jerry's homecoming event
With more and more businesses willing to speak out on social issues, Ben and Jerry's shares tips from their activism and partnership with the International Rescue Committee.
12 December 2017
Small child walking through a field
This blog series presents perspectives on the upcoming meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation. Part 1 is by Amy Dodd, Director at UK Aid Network and looks at aid effectiveness and what we can do to see progress.
24 November 2016
Children playing soccer
Since the signing of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) last year, countries have been getting to grips with this new, deeply ambitious agenda. The HLPF in July this year was the first chance to see what progress countries are making.
17 November 2016
Palace of Westminster
The House of Commons International Development Select Committee (IDC) has published a report on its inquiry into DFID’s work on tackling corruption overseas.
25 October 2016
People in a field
At the risk of championing another buzzword that becomes meaningless after it’s been used in a thousand proposals, community foundations may offer an alternative to the top-down approach to development that many want to disrupt.
4 October 2016
Rt Hon Priti Patel, Secretary of State for International Development
Yesterday the new International Development Secretary faced Parliament for the first time; here is Bond's round up of DFID orals and her session with the International Development Committee.
14 September 2016
Graphic with thinking heads
Despite significant NGO investment in monitoring, learning and evaluation, the outputs rarely make it into the public domain. New research explains why.
15 December 2015
Go to jail square on monopoly board
While the UK has taken a lead on tackling corruption at home and overseas this year, it must get its own house in order to ensure its efforts are not wasted, according to the Bond Anti-corruption Group.
9 December 2015
Transparent laptop screens
Oxfam, Fairtrade International and BBC Media Action were the top performers in the 2015 Transparency Review of 48 organisations.
1 December 2015
Typographic letters in the Philippines
Recommendations for translating your evidence into something that will influence policy making.
8 January 2018
Children running
After a busy 2017, here is what Bond and our partners would like to see happen in 2018.
4 January 2018
Survey in Dadaab camp, Kenya
Recommendations for productive partnerships between academics and NGOs, based on a new guide and toolkit.
28 November 2017
Medical Aid Films video projection
Medical Aid Films share their recommendations for creating an innovative organisational culture.
7 July 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
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
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
The open source, decentralised database blockchain allows donors, aid agencies, NGOs and beneficiaries to operate transparent, agile and open networks
16 March 2017
Nick Hurd MP
Nick Hurd MP has been appointed as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for International Development following the resignation from government of the Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP.
28 November 2015
Portrait of young ghanaian woman
Cigna's new CoverN'GO Regional insurance plan is designed specifically for key local and third-country national staff in Africa.
28 October 2015
An all-male panel at the Global Summit of Women
Last week I received invites to three events with all-male panels. This alone should be enough to shock you. But the responses I received from the event organisers are more incredible. Read on to find out who won the misogyny prize!
26 October 2015
Justin Forsyth speaking at the London Summit on Family Planning
Justin Forsyth has announced that he will be leaving Save the Children in February after five years as CEO.
23 October 2015
Christine Stegling profile
Christine Stegling will replace Alvaro Bermejo as executive director of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance when he steps down at the end of November 2015.
12 October 2015
Islamic Relief logo
Jehangir Malik, UK director of Islamic Relief, will be leaving the charity at the end of the month after 23 years at the organisation and eight years at its helm.
25 September 2015
Scotland’s international development network, NIDOS, has announced the appointment of Jane Salmonson as its new chief executive officer.
23 September 2015
Harriet Lamb portrait
Peacebuilding NGO, International Alert has announced the appointment of Harriet Lamb as its new chief executive officer. Lamb will take up the post on 16 November.
15 September 2015
Clandestine boat wreck in Lampedusa
Leigh Daynes explains why a permanent political solution is integral to ending Europe's largest migration crisis since World War II.
29 May 2015
European Development Days
European Development Days is taking place in Brussels next week and we'll be hosting a session on the development narrative.
28 May 2015
Ahead of the Foreign Affairs Council on Development on 26 May, the negotiations on the EUs position on Financing for Development and aid are almost finalised. However, the EU is yet to agree to recommit to any of the aid targets.
19 May 2015
Bond Associate Fabienne Poulet discusses how to stay ahead of the game when it comes to funding opportunities from EuropeAid, and where you can find them when they're published.
13 May 2015
A new paper from CONCORD lays out recommendations for EU decision makers for an ambitious framework to finance the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
18 March 2015
Today Bond launches a report on the EU budget 2014-2020 for NGOs. Taken together, the EU and its member states are the world's largest donor of official development assistance.
19 January 2015
Antsirabe, Madagascar
A new Eurobarometer survey revealed today that 67% of the UK public think that the EU and its governments should increase aid – up seven percentage points since 2013.
12 January 2015
Wavy abstract design
Although new technology offers great potential for humanitarian and development work, more needs to be done to develop ethical standards.
15 March 2017
Robot in futuristic factory
Bond's Futures and Innovation Group explores tools and emerging technologies that could revolutionise NGOs' impact.
8 March 2017
Imran A. Khan, chief global technical lead at Sightsavers, discusses how balancing space for experimenting with delivering projects is key to being an innovative organisation.
8 February 2017
Planning futures
Koy Thomson, chief executive of Children in Crisis, on innovative business models and why the sector needs to be challenged more.
1 February 2017
Multi coloured modern architecture
At a recent meeting of the Bond Futures and Innovation Group, participants explored business model innovation and how to go about it.
24 January 2017
Drone flying on horizon
In January 2016 our experts predicted a range of trends for the year. We look at which ones are starting to be realised and what they mean for international development. 
5 January 2017
Volunteers in a school
Restless Development share their experiences of making innovation a key part of their organisation, strategy and staff development.
4 January 2017
Boy in wheelchair
Richard Frost, CEO of Motivation, discusses the organisation's social enterprise approach to providing more wheelchairs to developing countries.
12 December 2016

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