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The Asia-Pacific Development, Diplomacy & Defence Dialogue (AP4D) creates a new dimension in Australia’s international policy-making by bringing together the development, diplomacy and defence communities through dialogue. It is a platform for collaboration for individuals and organisations united by a mission to reimagine Australia’s international relations, led by an Advisory Group of leading Australian foreign policy thinkers.

The value-add of AP4D lies in its ability to bring together authoritative, credible and diverse voices that do not typically collaborate together. AP4D seeks to cultivate and serve as a platform for a ‘4D’ community network to propose positive visions for Australia’s international engagement and practical and achievable pathways forward. Its convening power and facilitation can mobilise unusual and powerful coalitions to crystallise new thinking. The AP4D process is equally as important as the AP4D product.

AP4D’s inaugural programShaping a shared future — deepening Australia’s influence in Southeast Asia and the Pacific – commenced in mid-2021 and was funded by the Australian Civil-Military Centre.

How to get involved

If you are a member of the development, diplomacy or defence communities and would like to be kept up to date on AP4D’s work, events, and opportunities for collaboration, please subscribe to the AP4D mailing list at www.asiapacific4d.com, or get in touch at [email protected].
You can also follow and connect with AP4D on Twitter and LinkedIn.

AP4D Staff
Melissa Conley Tyler, Executive Director ([email protected])

Heather Wrathall, Senior Policy Analyst ([email protected])

Dr Dan Evans, Senior Policy Analyst ([email protected])

Tom Bamforth, Senior Policy Analyst ([email protected])

Tom Barber, Program Manager ([email protected])

Grant Wyeth, Editor ([email protected])

For more information about ACFID Partnerships, read:


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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