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Abigael Baldoumas

Policy and advocacy manager - aid effectiveness

Abigael is Bond’s policy and advocacy manager for aid. In her role, Abigael works with organisations across the sector on issues related to UK humanitarian and development aid, including the commitment to 0.7%, OECD DAC rules and aid effectiveness. She is the main point of contact for the Aid Effectiveness Working group and supports the Humanitarian Working Group.

Prior to joining Bond, Abigael worked as a humanitarian policy advisor and regional research and policy coordinator for Oxfam. From 2018-2020 she co-chaired the GAPS policy working group on women, peace and security. She also spent a year with the Cash Learning Partnership as research and knowledge management coordinator. Before joining the international development sector, Abigael spent several years researching the impact of social movements on public policy in the UK at the University of Oxford as a doctoral student.


UK aid logo Credit: DFID / Rich Taylor
13 December 2021
It has been a difficult year for UK Aid with cuts, reprioritisation and a lack of transparency. But it has also been a year of discovery and reflection, of solidarity and of laying the groundwork for the future away from government decisions.  
1 December 2021
With the Future Dialogues project, we are aiming to move the sector beyond a reactive position, defending a system that is no longer fit for purpose, and move towards finding new models for the UK development sector rooted in equity and solidarity. 
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak, alongside his ministerial team, poses for the media with the traditional red budget box outside 11 Downing Street
4 November 2021
Last week Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the exchequer published his comprehensive spending review and budget. We pulled out the good, the bad, and the messy implications for the UK’s Official Development Assistance to give you an overview.
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak works on his Spending Review speech with members of his team in his offices in 11 Downing Street
25 October 2021
In the wake of 18 months of devastating cuts to those most vulnerable, it is unconscionable that the UK government is considering using ‘free money’ intended to help the world’s poorest to save themselves money instead.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab attends the UK-ASEAN Foreign Ministers meeting alongside, Dato Erywan, Brunei’s Foreign Minister at the International Convention Centre in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.
20 July 2021
The UK needs an international development strategy that is up to the challenges and informed by both the communities it will ultimately effect, as well as expertise of the development sector to ensure the strategy delivers for those who need it most.
UK aid delivery
20 May 2021
Our summary of what do and don't know about the UK government's aid budget cuts, as well as the serious ramifications for people and planet.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab boards a plane after visiting Jakarta
9 April 2021
A first look at how UK aid shaped up in this unusual year, including what the government's statistics don't tell us.
Prime minister Boris Johnson leaves number 10 for the Integrated review
19 March 2021
Following the release of the long awaited Integrated Review, we look at the positives and negatives of the report, and highlight what it means for international development.
Truck with supplies at an airport
9 March 2021
Our summary of the key facts and stats on the cuts to UK's aid budget from 2020 until now.