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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9 March 2021
Our summary of the key facts and stats on the cuts to UK's aid budget from 2020 until now.