The Bond Disability and Development Group (DDG) has commissioned this learning paper to summarise discussions which took place at the DDG’s Data Lab workshop, held in London on 22 October 2019, and to be used as a reference document going forward. This first workshop focused on why organisations need to collect disability data; what tools are available and practical ways in which these can be used. This learning paper provides a summary of these discussions and can act as a guide and reference tool for organisations looking to be more inclusive in their programming, generally, and in their data collection practices, specifically. A number of case studies and numerous resource references are provided.
This briefing considers how stigma affects people with disabilities and why challenging stigma is a critical issue for development.
Examples of successful efforts by UK non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to reduce and eliminate stigma are briefly outlined including: self help groups; alliances between groups (including DPOs); staff training; skills training and wider awareness raising.
The way in which Value for Money (VfM) is understood and implemented has been a concern of the Bond Disability and Development Group for a number of years. In our experience, programmes that include people with disabilities are often assumed to represent poor VfM – mainly because they have a higher cost per beneficiary when compared to non-inclusive programmes. This paper makes the case for inclusion and argues that interventions that exclude people with disabilities do not represent good VfM. It then provides practical guidance on how to assess the VfM of programmes in an inclusive way. The paper is not about pushing back against the need to achieve VfM. Instead it is about avoiding conflict between VfM analysis and disability inclusion, and progressing the agenda in an inclusive way. We hope it will be a useful resource for those who use VfM assessments including donors, members of the Bond Disability and Development Group and the wider NGO sector.
“The briefing is designed to give incoming members of parliament a rapid overview of some of the world’s most fragile situations and highlight actions which key influencers can take to ensure the UK government most effectively delivers on its moral and political responsibilities. Beginning with summaries of key issues we face as agencies working in humanitarian crisis and conflict settings, the briefing then focuses on short summaries of 10 fragile situations and emergencies”
Note: the information is accurate to the middle of April 2015
A guide on the processes involved in implementing and designing instruments to measure the impact evaluation of development projects for commissioners and managers. This guide takes a multifaceted approach, considers the perspective of all possible stakeholders, and highlights best practice
Outlines a range of practical steps to strengthen learning between NGOs in the North and South for anyone working in development. Reviews the wider context and influences on trends towards taking learning more seriously in the development sector. Also looks at factors affecting NGO partnerships. Reviews published literature in these areas and links it to issues raised at a workshop of practitioners in 2003
This is an easy to use A to Z directory of members of BOND and NGO networks. The intention of the directory is to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the activities of BOND members, reflecting the range and diversity of UK based NGOs involved in international development. The NGO network pages provide a reference point for organisations and individuals wishing to liaise with NGOs to aid consultation on issues of interest ot specific networks. Each entry provides an organisation's contact details, name of director, nad a short description of the organisation. It is arranged in alphabetical order. It is also available from the BOND website
This paper focuses on learning at the project level. It is based on findings from two small surveys carried out by BOND involving NGOs and donor organisations respectively. The first section, Learning Through a Project Cycle, mainly covers the views of BOND member NGOs about the concept of learning as well as whether and how it happens in the context of their day-to-day work. The second section, Learning and Donors, is based largely on the responses of four main donor organisations that took part in the relevant survey. Views of NGOs on the attitude and policies of donors towards learning from project work are also included
This useful brief sets out the basics of project budgeting and accounting clearly and concisely. It identifies the processes involved in budgeting, planning, monitoring and reviewing, each of which is explained in key stages. Contains a list of useful tips and a glossary of technical terms. Gives examples of a budget and actual statement and of an income and expenditure account. These guidance notes are drawn from a training course conducted for BOND
This useful brief sets out the basics of knowledge management clearly and concisely. It describes the benefits of managing knowledge in an organisation, and presents two approaches: connecting people and organisations (networking) and collecting (capturing and documenting experiences using methods such as after action reviews). The issue of organisational culture is touched on, and ways that 'traditional' and electronic information technology might help knowledge management are proposed. The last page lists 'top tips' and some ideas for getting started on knowledge management
A community outreach health magazine, containing abstracts and articles on topics recommended by readers, particularly those working in isolated areas of the country with hardly any information support.Currently in printed format only
Produced three times per year
21.00 USD Institutions in developing countries
15.00 USD Individuals in developing countries
36.00 USD Institutions in developed countries
30.00 USD Individuals in developed countries
Source e-bulletin on Disability and Inclusion