COVID-19


COVID-19 continues to have an unprecedented impact around the world, often disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable and marginalised. It is raising significant challenges for development organisations and their programmes both in immediate responses and in addressing the unfolding longer term impacts. Learning from COVID-19 responses within UK Aid Direct, and resource hubs on managing COVID-19 in international development are included below.

Specific guidance for grant holders on COVID-19 responses can be found on the Box shared folder (please ask your Performance and Risk Manager if you are unable to access these).

Our resources
UK Aid Direct’s  Fund Director shares her views on the impact of COVID-19 on civil society overseas Link

UK Aid Direct’s Fund Director shares her views on the impact of COVID-19 on civil society overseas

Fund Director for UK Aid Direct and UK Aid Match, Karen Stephenson talks with Laura Else, Communications Specialist for UK Aid Direct in a one-off podcast.

UK Aid Direct: responding to the COVID-19 pandemic Link

UK Aid Direct: responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

Take a look at an infographic that demonstrates how the fund has adapted in this pandemic, and watch a selection of short films from grant holders.

Case study: A Partner in Education (APIE) PDF

Case study: A Partner in Education (APIE)

UK Aid Direct case study: Small Charities Challenge Fund grant holder, APIE share their experiences of continuing to deliver an education project during a pandemic.

Case study: Ethical Trading Initiatives (ETI) PDF

Case study: Ethical Trading Initiatives (ETI)

UK Aid Direct case study: Impact grant holder, Ethical Trading Initiatives (ETI), share their top tips for organisations facing project adaption in a pandemic.

Civil Society support
COVID-19 advice and resources from Bond Link

COVID-19 advice and resources from Bond

Bond share guidance, learning and resources relating to international development, peacebuilding and humanitarian response.

Resources for civil society from CIVICUS Link

Resources for civil society from CIVICUS

CIVICUS, a global alliance of civil society organisations and activists, have produced a full report to download, with interviews.