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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

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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.


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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

Home 5 News 5 Media Releases 5 ACFID welcomes Australia’s $100m pledge to CEPI

ACFID welcomes Australia’s $100m pledge to CEPI

Mar 9, 2022 | Media Releases

The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) has welcomed the Australian Government’s commitment of AUD $100 million over five years to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to help tackle the current and future pandemics.

“A $100 million commitment to CEPI will save lives and help us prepare for future pandemics. This is a very welcome move,” said Marc Purcell, CEO of ACFID.

“It will contribute towards powering the global effort to accelerate the end of the current COVID-19 pandemic, and will also help to facilitate more equitable access to life-saving vaccines, particularly in developing countries with remote populations,” said Purcell.

“We hope that this amount is additional to the existing aid program.”

CEPI has now raised more than $US1.5 billion from countries including Australia, the US, UK, Japan and Nigeria.

Launched at Davos in 2017, CEPI is a global partnership bringing together public, private, philanthropic and civil society organisations working to accelerate the development of vaccines against emerging infections, and to enable equitable access to those vaccines.

This announcement follows a letter to the Prime Minister co-signed by the Australian Council for International Development calling for greater investment by the Australian Government in tackling vaccine inequity, vaccine hesitancy and pandemic preparedness.

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