A woman in a brightly coloured scarf peers through coffee bean bushes on either side of her.

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.


A line of ladies in colourful outfits cheer and dance joyously.

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

Four men paint a colourful mural

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

A small girl stands in front of a multi-coloured finger paint artwork, with a blue paint covered hand

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 Aid and Development Sector Welcomes Labor Pledge Of $525m to the Pacific

Aid and Development Sector Welcomes Labor Pledge Of $525m to the Pacific

Apr 26, 2022 | Media Releases

ACFID has warmly welcomed Labor’s plan to substantially boost aid spending in the Pacific, calling it the right thing to do.

Under the plan, Labor will spend an additional $525 million over four years in the Pacific and Timor Leste across health, education, climate change and economic growth.

Said ACFID CEO Marc Purcell:

“This is the right thing to do as it responds directly to where the need is greatest and the dire situation faced by Pacific countries in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Human development in the Pacific has reversed under Covid: health systems are collapsing, economies have shrunk and children have stopped going to school. Labor’s package will help tackle these realities and we welcome its focus areas.”

In declaring the package, Labor’s Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, Penny Wong, said the funding will be used to address the decade of development gains that has been lost to Covid.

However, ACFID is stressing whoever wins government, the temporary nature of Australia’s aid program means it is not fit for purpose. Currently it includes $460 million in temporary measures for 2020-23, much of which will run out across the forward estimates.

ACFID is calling for current temporary aid measures to become fixed funding levels to the Pacific.

“We call on the Coalition and on Labor to make these temporary and targeted amounts permanent,” said Purcell.

“Our relationships with Pacific Island neighbours are enduring. Temporary aid measures have no place in the current worrying geostrategic environment. We are in it for the long haul.”

ACFID also strongly believes the overall aid budget must be lifted. March’s Federal Budget saw ODA (Overseas Development Assistance) revised slightly upwards to $4.549 billion, making it 0.22 per cent of GNI, according to figures released by the OECD this month.

Said Purcell:

“Whoever wins government must continue to respond to the deteriorating economic and social conditions in our region by increasing development assistance, with the aim of legislating for 0.5 per cent of GNI.”

The international target is 0.7 per cent of GNI. On the OECD list of 29 countries, Australia ranked at number 21.

For more information or to arrange an interview please contact [email protected] or call 0401 721 064.