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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

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May 3, 2019 | ACFID News, Sector News

NGOs budgeting and forecasting this year are faced with a changing landscape not seen in over a decade, a turning point in global financial markets as the era of record low interest rates finally coming to an end. The driving force behind this change is the growing inflationary numbers plaguing western markets and as we will see, flow on effects for many developing markets, many of which ACFID members work across. This combined with growing geopolitical tensions and increasing frequency of coups in many markets will pose a challenge for NGOs for forecasting their budgets for overseas spend.

Timothy Peng, StoneX’s Asia Head of Trading, said the following:

“The world is moving from an era of low interest rates towards one forecast to be much higher in the coming years, led by the US Federal Reserve. We already see rising inflation figures in the USA, and more Fed Reserve members are arguing for hikes, likely to start in March. As regional governments and central banks adjust to this new norm, we will invariably see interest rates rise in the region as well and as these moves aren’t synchronized, we will likely see some FX volatility on the back of these changes.”

Michael Stachowiak, StoneX Australia Head of Business Development went on to say:

“The changes are real and may catch many NGOs off guard as we approach the end to this decade and a half period of cheap capital. This tied in with the instability in many markets relevant to members such as Afghanistan, Myanmar and the war in Ukraine will pose a challenge for those delivering their donor funds safely and in the amount they anticipate.”

Join the StoneX Global Payments team for a market update on foreign exchange markets in 2022 hosted by ACFID. In this online webinar Michael Stachowiak, Head of Business Development (Global Payments) Australia and New Zealand and Timothy Peng, Head of Trading APAC Global Payments will be presenting. The team will provide an analysis on currency markets of the year to date and what to expect for the remainder. This will be followed by a Q&A session.

ACFID formed a Corporate Partnership with StoneX Financial, one of the world’s leading Global Payment Exchange providers, in 2020, after their years of longstanding support and sponsorship of the ACFID National Conference.

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