Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

The ACFID Code of Conduct (the Code) is a voluntary, self-regulatory industry code of good practice. The aim of the Code is to improve the outcomes of international development and increase stakeholder trust by enhancing the transparency and accountability of signatory organisations.

The Code is shaped by and reflects the diversity of ACFID Members. It accommodates their different approaches to aid and development by building on the shared values of accountability; transparency; protecting human rights; respect and engagement with communities; sustainable, fair and equitable solutions; and continuous improvement that underpin their work and inform the Code.

ACFID assists Members to meet their obligations under the Code through facilitating access to resources, providing advice and support and delivering training.

ACFID provides assurance to stakeholders through periodically updating the standards in the Code, monitoring and reporting on compliance with the Code and managing an independent complaints handling process.

  • About the Code

    Find out more about the Code of Conduct and how it operates.

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  • Read the Code

    Find out more about the Code of Conduct and how it operates.

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  • Good Practice Toolkit

    Learn how ACFID Members can implement the Code of Conduct.

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  • Complaints

    How to make a complaint and information on the Code’s independent mechanism to address concerns relating to an ACFID Member’s conduct.

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  • Code of Conduct Committee

    The independent ACFID Code of Conduct Committee is responsible for the governance of the Code of Conduct.

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  • Other Standards

    The ACFID Code of Conduct sets a benchmark for good practice in the Australian NGO community, as well as being an organisational effectiveness and learning tool. The Code is both informed by and informs other global and national standards relevant to Australian development and humanitarian...

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