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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

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Meet our Members

The ACFID membership is comprised of Australian NGOs that actively work in the international aid and development sector.

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Joining ACFID means joining an experienced and powerful mix of like-minded organisations committed to good international development practice.

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State of the Sector

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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

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Emergency Aid

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Climate Change

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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

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Good Practice Toolkit

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Spotlight on the Code

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Other Standards

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Federal Budget: A vital opportunity to keep regional relationships on track

Mar 2, 2022 | Media Releases

Australia’s peak-body for aid and development NGOs -the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) -has said the upcoming Federal Budget presents a vital opportunity to keep Australia’s regional relationships on track and tackle rising instability.

The Budget takes places as 80 million people across the Asia-Pacific have been thrown into extreme poverty and Pacific countries are only now feeling the full impact of the pandemic.

Much of the targeted funding announced by the Australian Government in 2020 to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 will come to an end in 2022 and 2023.

At Senate Estimates, the Government set out forecasts that the overall aid budget will decline in 2022-23 as the targeted funding tails off.

Marc Purcell, CEO of ACFID said:

“In an era of shrinking economies, and health systems beset by the pandemic in Asia and the Pacific, the Australian Government did the right thing by providing funding and expertise when it was needed.

“But funding shouldn’t tail off when COVID-19 is having a grave impact in countries like the Solomon Islands, Kiribati and Tonga, and we are seeing rising regional instability.“

In an environment where the Indo-Pacific region is becoming contested strategically, economies are shrinking and the pandemic is still raging, our aid commitment needs to be both bolstered and enduring,” said Purcell.

“An aid program capped at where Prime Minister Howard left it in 2007-15 years ago -is not fit for purpose and will not support our national interests going forward.

“Our partners deeply appreciate our assistance and co-operation. This is an opportunity to show our neighbours just how strongly we value them and their people.”

ACFID has called for the Australian Government to:

  • Extend the Vaccine Access and Health Security Initiative to 2025-26.
  • Contribute our fair share to the global pandemic response effort with an additional $350m to purchase vaccines and support pandemic preparedness in low and middle-income countries.
  • Share at least 20 million COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX facility to support equitable global vaccine access.
  • Increase funding to $100m a year to help stabilisethe escalating humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.

For more information or to arrange interviews please call 0401721064 or email [email protected].

View ACFID’s Pre-Budget Submission here