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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
Mims Davies
The MP for Eastleigh has been appointed minister for sport and civil society.
7 November 2018
Mobile phone with lots of apps on screen
Some recent examples of NGO mobile apps and three things to think about before making your own.
1 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
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
March and protest sign
A new report shows how the Lobbying Act is negatively impacting campaigners and democratic engagement in the UK.
5 June 2018
Refugees gathered under a tent
Research on public attitudes identifies four blocks that stop the public connecting with humanitarian issues.
16 May 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
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
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
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
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
Man sits next to sign in Tortola after Hurricane Irma
The current model of humanitarian funding often means money arrives too late. Other models could offer improvement.
21 March 2018
Shipping containers
Mergers, relocations and other organisational structural changes can help INGOs to survive and thrive in a challenging environment.
7 February 2018
Boat navigating a storm
Organisations need to become more agile and adaptable to cope in a volatile and uncertain world.
30 January 2018
Typographic letters in the Philippines
Recommendations for translating your evidence into something that will influence policy making.
8 January 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
An aeroplane landing in Kenya
NGOs have a duty of care to reduce risk to their employees through assessment, informed decision making and preparation.
30 March 2017
Man and woman looking at a C.V. during a job interview
Advice and best practice on NGO job applications and interviews.
23 November 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
European Year for Development | #EYD2015
On Tuesday 16 June Bond will host a breakfast briefing event as part of the European Year for Development, featuring a Q&A with Linda McAvan MEP.
15 June 2015
Tools behind a blank notepad
Bond ran a session at this year's European Development Days, focusing on how we can develop a narrative that builds public support. Tom Baker tells us his three key points
11 June 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
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

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