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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
Woman in Kenya waiting to have eye patch removed after surgery by The Fred Hollows Foundation
How The Fred Hollows Foundation has been using innovative forms of funding to fight avoidable blindness.
29 August 2018
UK prime minister Theresa May arrives at a summit
Theresa May announces that UK aid will be used to further private sector investment in Africa and to serve the UK's national security interests.
28 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
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
Parrots flying
Our survey shows NGOs' progress and determination in transforming safeguarding practices across their organisations, programmes and the wider sector.
16 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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