ACFID works and engages with a range of strategic partners in addition to our members. We do this to access and build a broader base of support and expertise, and to contribute to policy dialogue, the regulatory environment of the Australian aid and development sector, and international engagement.
ACFID and DFAT signed a three-year partnership agreement in 2013 to further policy dialogue and NGO effectiveness. ACFID also has an NGO advisor seconded to the Australian Civil Military Centre (ACMC), works with other government bodies on development issues, and works closely with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC) in relation to the ACFID Code of Conduct.
The Committee for Development Cooperation (CDC) is a joint DFAT/NGO advisory body that provides advice and guidance on the DFAT accreditation process for Australian NGOs, the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) and other funding streams involving Australian NGOs.