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ACFID Blog

The ACFID Blog features opinion articles on aid and development issues by ACFID staff, ACFID Members and a diverse range of other authors. 

The purpose of the ACFID Blog is to engage readers in ACFID's work and to inform, engage and influence ACFID Members, the public and the government. Read more

  • What is the ‘value-add’ of applying a climate change lens to development work?

    What is the ‘value-add’ of applying a climate change lens to development work?

    Dr James Butler and Dr Kate Duggan

    25 Nov, 2015

    Dr Kate Duggan and Dr James Butler consider the integration of climate change adaptation in development work and ask how we can best measure adaptive change.

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  • COP21: CATALYSING FURTHER ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE

    COP21: CATALYSING FURTHER ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE

    Prue Pickering, The Climate Institute

    24 Nov, 2015

    Next week the UN climate negotiations (called COP21) start in Paris. This meeting is aiming to build an agreement that facilitates stronger domestic policies for limiting...

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  • Pacific calls for climate action

    Pacific calls for climate action

    Nic Maclellan, Island Business Magazine

    23 Nov, 2015

    The adverse effects of climate change are setting back efforts to improve livelihoods, infrastructure and development in the Pacific islands. Our neighbours are calling for...

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  • G20 Leaders’ Meeting – A linchpin between the SDGs and COP21?

    G20 Leaders’ Meeting – A linchpin between the SDGs and COP21?

    Beth Sargent, Manager of Policy and Advocacy at the Australian Council for International Development

    16 Nov, 2015 | SDGs

    Leaders of the G20 – an international forum of the world’s 20 major economies - are meeting in Istanbul today. Turkey, this year’s G20 President, has said it is placing...

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  • Take my story and tell it truthfully, the good and the bad

    Take my story and tell it truthfully, the good and the bad

    Diana Mason, Communications and Marketing Director, ChildFund Australia

    03 Nov, 2015

    There are times in life when people share profound and important moments from their lived experience. These stories are complicated, precious and involve real people. These...

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  • What Drives Business To Commit To Development?

    What Drives Business To Commit To Development?

    Mark Ingram, CEO Business 4 Millennium Development

    28 Oct, 2015

    Let me share some thoughts from our experience.  In a single word, the answer to this question is "profit".  Business is driven by profit, and its various...

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  • We need to innovate if we are to maximize our impact

    We need to innovate if we are to maximize our impact

    Caitlin Barrett, Love Mercy Foundation

    19 Oct, 2015

    Innovation in development is a strategic pillar that will be crucial to the survival of organisations within the aid and development sector.

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  • Global Goals are Australian Goals

    Global Goals are Australian Goals

    Sam Mostyn, President Australian Council For International Development

    19 Oct, 2015

    What the world would look like in 2030 should the Sustainable Development Goals be realised? What do they mean for Australia?

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  • ACFID Annual Statistical survey reveals extent of community support for Australian aid

    ACFID Annual Statistical survey reveals extent of community support for Australian aid

    Priyanka Sunder

    14 Oct, 2015

    ACFID has released the results of its 2015 Annual Statistical Survey which draws on data collected from ACFID’s membership of 132 Australian aid and development NGOs.

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  • Innovate to survive

    Innovate to survive

    Trudy Brasell-Jones, Development Practice Advisor, Australian Council for International Development

    13 Oct, 2015

    Development Innovation, ACFID’s 2015 National Conference in Sydney 15-16 October, is all about fostering debate, discussion and new ideas across the aid and development sector but...

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