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Annual Report 2022-23

Reporting on ACFID’s activities to ensure transparency and accountability


ACFID is the peak body for Australian NGOs involved in international development and humanitarian action.


ACFID works and engages with a range of strategic partners in addition to our members.


ACFID is governed by its Board, ACFID Council, and various expert and governance committees.


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Conference 2023

disruptive dynamics, inspired ideas

18-19 October 2023

Meet our Members

The ACFID membership is comprised of Australian NGOs that actively work in the international aid and development sector.

Become a member

Joining ACFID means joining an experienced and powerful mix of like-minded organisations committed to good international development practice.

Membership types & fees

ACFID has two types of organisational membership: Full Membership and Affiliate Membership.

State of the Sector

The State of the Sector Report provides a comprehensive and robust analysis of the state of the Australian aid and development sector.

NGO Aid Map

ACFID’s NGO Aid Map allows the Australian public and stakeholders to explore the work of ACFID Members around the world.

Development Practice Committee

The DPC is an expert advisory group of development practitioners leading good practice within the sector.

Our Focus

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Federal Budget 23-24 Analysis

Facts and figures on how aid is presented in this year’s annual budget

Strategic Plan

ACFID prioritises a robust response to climate change and pressure on civil society in developing countries, as well as other key priorities.

Emergency Aid

ACFID Members provide vital life-saving assistance in the immediate aftermath of an emergency.

Climate Change

Action on climate change is one of ACFID’s highest priorities, as it is an existential threat to humanity and our development.

Civil Society

Civil societies are a cornerstone of regional stability and ensure that the voices of the marginalised are heard.

Supporting NGOS

Supporting NGOs as Valuable Partners.

Inclusive & locally led development

Walking the talk on inclusive development.

Humanitarian Action

Taking humanitarian action for those in greatest need.

Elevating Development

Elevating Development to the Heart of Australia’s International Engagement.


Improving standards, practice and culture to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

Code of Conduct

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2022-23 ACFID Code of Conduct Review

The ACFID Code of Conduct is periodically reviewed to ensure it continues to reflect good practice and the needs of ACFID and its members.

Code of Conduct

The Code is a voluntary, self-regulatory industry code of good practice.

About the Code

Find out more about the Code of Conduct and how it operates.

Good Practice Toolkit

Overview and practical resources, and examples to support the implementation of the Code.

Spotlight on the Code

Provides a thematic ‘deep dive’ into each of the nine Quality Principles in the Code


This section outlines the responsibility to be taken by each Member to ensure compliance with the Code.

Complaints Handling

How to make a complaint and information on the Code’s independent mechanism to address concerns relating to an ACFID Members’ conduct.

Other Standards

Mapping the Code with other professional standards and principles in the humanitarian and aid sector in Australia and internationally

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ANCP Resources

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Ramkanya, from the village of Mau in India, hopes to become a teacher. As well as studying at school, she helps her mother with fetching water for cooking food and rearing cattle. EFICOR has supported Ramkanya’s family by providing labour work which has helped them to earn an income, and purchase a goat for livelihood support. Photo: Lambard Regulus, EFICOR/Tearfund

The ANCP is a unique Australian development program. It is a partnership between the Australian Government and highly effective Australian Non-Government Organisations (NGOs). For over 45 years, this partnership has supported the most disadvantaged in communities around the world.

Read more about the ANCP Program here. 

Documents of relevance to NGOs working within the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) can be found below.

Criterion Based Assessment Framework

Download Criterion Based Assessment Framework

The CBAF for NGO modalities provides a structure for analysing the ANCP, other DFAT funded NGO programs and comparable donor NGO modalities.

Call for Written Submissions - Guidance Doc (March 2022)

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The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) as a modality. It seeks to identify ways to strengthen the management and implementation arrangements of the ANCP, particularly in response to the changing development and NGO context.

Consultation Communique (11 March 2022)

Download Consultation Communique March 2022

This is an update on the evaluation of the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) to provide information about the data collection phase for ANCP NGO and local partner consultation

Draft Evaluation Plan (10 January 2022)

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Key Issues Paper (January 2022)

DownloadKey Issues Paper (January 2022) 20220110

Tetra Tech International Development has been engaged by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to undertake an independent evaluation of the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) to:
• assess the efficiency and relevance of the ANCP modality, including the capacity of the ANCP to adapt and respond to emerging trends and issues in the international development and NGO sectors
• assess the effectiveness of the ANCP modality in facilitating Australian NGOs (ANGOs) and DFAT to achieve or contribute to development outcomes
• make recommendations for improvements to the management and the implementation of the ANCP in the context of the changing development and NGO sector policy and operating environment.

Information Sheet (13 December 2021)

ANCP Evaluation Information Sheet

The evaluation team is currently working to develop an Evaluation Plan and Key Issues Paper. In late 2021 a purposive sample of NGOs will be invited to participate in some initial focus groups to help inform the team’s planning and to clarify the most relevant issues for the future of the program. The available times will be provided by separate email.

Final Evaluation Plan

Download the Final Evaluation Plan

The Evaluation Plan has been developed by the Tetra Tech evaluation team with input from DFAT and the Development Practice Committee (DPC) of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID). The document builds on the evaluation team’s proposal and addresses the Terms of Reference (ToR) by providing
specific details on how the evaluation will be implemented. This includes details on the approach, methodology, tools and how the work will be allocated among team members.


Stakeholder Engagement and Communication Plan

Download Stakeholder Engagement CommunicationPlan

The evaluation seeks to identify ways to strengthen the management and implementation arrangements of the ANCP, particularly in response to the changing
development and NGO context. The evaluation is primarily formative; however, a secondary summative focus will also assess high-level impacts of the ANCP