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.