Bond has over 40 working groups with over 3,000 members, each focusing on key thematic areas in the development and humanitarian sector. Join these communities of practice to discuss challenges, share resources and network with other professionals. Some groups also undertake joint advocacy and influence policymaking. Groups primarily meet online, with occasional in-person meetings. Our groups are inclusive and made up of a diverse range of members. Bond members are invited to join as many groups as they wish.

Aid effectiveness

Learn and become involved in issues around the aid effectiveness agenda in the UK and globally.

Bridgetown agenda, MDBs reform & beyond

To coordinate sector’s policy and advocacy work on evolving agenda around Bridgetown initiative, Paris Summit and broader reforms of MDBs including, WB, IMF.

Caste and development

Discuss and collaborate on advocacy and awareness-raising to overcome barriers of caste in development.

Changing donor policy and practice

Influence policy and practice to shift how donors work for a more equitable and locally led development system.

Child rights

Help put children and their rights at the forefront of the UK’s policy and practice on international development and foreign policy.

Civic space

Coordinate and facilitate advocacy and share practical learning on civic space and related issues. Please note this group is currently inactive.

Commercial contracts

A closed group for INGOs engaging in commercial contracting to learn and promote equitable access to FCDO's commercial contracts.


Discuss challenges, opportunities and best practices related to communications in the international development and humanitarian sector.

Conflict policy

Analyse, debate and share experiences of UK policy on conflict and security.

Disability and development

Influence government and other stakeholders to ensure people with disabilities are considered in all international development policies.

EU funding and policy

Share information, policy analysis and experiences on EU funding and policy issues.

Feedback and accountability

Share lessons, debate and critically engage with systems for listening and responding to feedback from community members.

Food security & sustainable food systems

A space for members to share resources, collaborate and coordinate joint policy and advocacy activities relating to food.


Learn about funding mechanisms, share experiences of donor relationships and undertake joint advocacy with UK funders.

G7 advocacy

Share information, gather feedback and coordinate joint action on G7.

Gender programme

Share learning on programmatic work on gender equality, and girls' and women's rights and empowerment. Please note this group is currently inactive.

Group chairs and steering committees

A closed space for Bond group chairs and steering committee members to share updates, challenges and ideas.

Human resources

Join staff with HR functions to discuss issues, exchange experiences and provide peer support.


Ensure humanitarian assistance reaches civilians during responses to natural disasters and conflict.

IATI community of practice

This group is currently inactive. We invite you to join the Transparency group instead.

Impact investing

Share learning and discuss challenges and best practice related to impact investing in the international development sector.

Knowledge management

Develop and share good practice in knowledge management.

Mental health

A sub-group of the Disability and Development group for organisations working on mental health or interested in engaging in this area.

Monitoring, evaluation and learning

Share learning and experience to help improve the practice of MEL.

Partnership approaches

Drive the effectiveness of partnerships across the sector through shared learning and applying innovative models.

Partnerships and local leadership

A space for shared learning from existing safeguarding expertise in partner organisations.

People in the pictures

Provide sector leadership on ethical approaches to gathering and using images.

POC in development

A space for people of colour to discuss issues, challenges and best practice, and to coordinate influencing.

Policy and lobbying

Get political intelligence and insight on lobbying and campaigning related to UK aid issues.

Policy directors group

Leading the long-term policy discussions facing the aid and development sector.

Practice for locally led development

Learn, discuss challenges and share best practice to support INGOs to enable locally led development.

Project management

Discuss issues, challenges and best practice related to project management in the international development sector.

Resilience learning

Learn to drive enhanced resilience to natural and human-made disasters.


A space to share ideas, resources and good practice around safeguarding issues.

Sanctions and counter-terrorism

Discuss the impact of sanctions and counter-terrorism regulations and engage with stakeholders to improve the regulatory framework.

Sector commitments & roadmap of UK INGOs

Coordinate the development of commitments to transform the sector into one that places communities at the centre of their work.

Small NGOs

Get support and develop links with small NGOs to improve your knowledge and practice.

Sport for development and peace

Discuss issues related to the role of sport in international development. Please note this group is currently inactive.

Sustainable development goals

Influence the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals across the UK and internationally.

Sustainable economic development

A space for members to discuss and share learning around economic development.

Technology for development

Understand the impact that new technologies can have on people's lives and international development work. Please note this group is currently inactive.


Understand and discuss the value of transparency for the international development sector.

UK WASH network

Exchange knowledge, enhance analysis and coordinate advocacy on water, sanitation and hygiene issues.