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Making Aid Agencies Work – Terry Gibson

Mary Ann Clements 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

Reviewed by Mary Ann Clements, Healing Solidarity Terry Gibson’s book outlines the major challenges that prevent INGOs from responding effectively to the experience and knowledge of people they claim to help. It’s an accessible read …


European foundations commit $13 million to tackle planet and climate crisis

Charles Keidan and Andrew Milner 22 October 2019

Four of Europe’s leading foundations tackling climate change have committed $13 million (€11.6 million) of funding to advance work to protect the ‘global commons’ – the areas and ecosystems of our planet on which we …


Technical vocational education and training: A challenging but strong investment

Elizabeth Chiappa 11 July 2019

Globally, 38 per cent of employers have difficulties filling jobs due to a lack of skills among applicants and yet 71 million young people are unemployed. Young women, Youth with Disabilities, and those in rural …

Development organisations and practitioners recognised at 2019 Bond Awards

Alliance magazine 19 March 2019

At the Bond annual Conference on Monday 18 March, the Bond International Development Awards were presented. The awards celebrate the ‘inspiring humanitarian and development work’ conducted across the world. Islamic Relief scooped the Innovation Award …

TOMORROW: Free Alliance and WINGS webinar on emerging market philanthropy

Alliance magazine 20 February 2019

Register for our free Alliance magazine and WINGS webinar on the development of philanthropy in emerging market economies, taking place tomorrow! Jenny Hodgson from the Global Fund for Community Foundations will be hosting the webinar, joined by four …

Alliance magazine and WINGS webinar on emerging market philanthropy

Alliance magazine 7 February 2019

Join Alliance magazine and WINGS for a free webinar discussing the development of philanthropy in emerging market economies. Hosted by Jenny Hodgson from the Global Fund for Community Foundations, we will explore changes to emerging market …

Bond appoint Stephanie Draper as chief executive

Alliance magazine 12 January 2019

Stephanie Draper, who is currently chief change officer and deputy chief executive at Forum for the Future, has been appointed as the new Bond chief executive. Stephanie commented: ‘I am committed to accelerating a just and …

The strange case of dignity

Barry Knight 23 October 2018

We need to build the capacity of actors on the ground to deliver an empowering strategy for users and beneficiaries, while satisfying the needs of multiple stakeholders, so that we can deliver our sustainable goals in accord …

Income for development sector grows 59 per cent in ten years

Alliance magazine 8 October 2018

A report launched today by Bond, has found that overall income for 305 of its members grew by 59 per cent in ten years and stood at £3.8 billion at April 2016, compared to the …

Calling time on top-down approach

Eva Rehse 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

Browsing through the June 2018 issue, I was struck by the interview with Scottish philanthropist, Sir Ian Wood. Notwithstanding that his philanthropy undoubtedly has had some positive impact, I was surprised by Wood’s somewhat anachronistic …