Bond, the UK network for international development NGOs, has launched its latest survey exploring the impact on its members of the COVID-19 crisis and UK development assistance cuts.
The survey reveals a grim picture of falling incomes, staff cuts, and threats to the survival of many NGOs in the near future. Some of the figures in the survey include the following:
- Only half of Bond's members think they will be operating in two years, with 48% raising grave concerns about their ability to continue to exist in two years. 24% expect to close within the next 12 months. Small and medium-sized organizations are most at risk.
- Most of the NGOs surveyed (65%) also expect their income to fall in 2021-22, and a quarter of all (25%) organizations surveyed are anticipating significant falls in their income of over 20% in 2021-22.
- Over 46% of organizations surveyed have already made or are about to make staff reductions as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. 21% of NGOs had to make more than 10% of their workforce redundant.