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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

ACFID’s Digital Transformation Project

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Since the UNICEF-supported Creatable project commenced in his school in rural Burundi, 17-year-old Jean Baptiste has learnt new skills that benefit him and his family while also having a ripple effect for the community and the local environment. Within the Creatable project, students learnt how to use creative technology to solve local problems and apply these new STEM skills to build an innovative type of stove which is cleaner, more fuel-efficient and safer to use. Image: © UNICEF Burundi 

Why are we upgrading?

In ACFID’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan, ACFID committed to investing in

  • Building ACFID’s data collection, management and analysis capability to give members the information they need to make decisions on the issues that affect the sector
  • Understanding the pain points that squeeze ACFID members’ already stretched resources, and sourcing collaborative solutions from within and outside the membership

In order to do this to the best of our ability, ACFID commenced work on an innovative digital modernisation project, known as the Digital Transformation Project, or DTP, that sought to roll multiple critical functions including member communications, CoP platforms, Code self-assessments, member management and ACFID’s website into one cohesive platform.

Through various member consultations, we recognised where members were finding difficulties and issues with our previous technologies and sought to address them within the DTP.

    Our new system will be reliable, user friendly, secure, streamlined with graphics and ACFID webbing

    We need your help

    We know that change isn’t often fun, so to assist with navigating this change, we are asking for your help! As you know, we have now launched major parts of the DTP. To assist in providing as smooth an experience as possible, we ask you to submit any issues/questions through the following form. This will assist with providing you with accurate and timely advice and in our creation of ‘How To’ documentation for you.


    ACFID’s members are the heart and soul of our organization, while we know the areas of improvement are where we need to focus most, we’d appreciate also receiving some positive feedback from you. What do you think works well? What do you see as an improvement from the previous system? Do you have suggestions for improvements? Contact [email protected] with your thoughts.

    Where to next?

    Going forward, the DTP and Code team within ACFID are hard at work ensuring that the CSA portal will soon be up and running. Keep your eyes peeled for more updates to come soon.

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