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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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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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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.

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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.

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Civil societies are a cornerstone of regional stability and ensure that the voices of the marginalised are heard.

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Elevating Development

Elevating Development to the Heart of Australia’s International Engagement.


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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

The Code is a voluntary, self-regulatory industry code of good practice.

About the Code

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Good Practice Toolkit

Overview and practical resources, and examples to support the implementation of the Code.

Spotlight on the Code

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This section outlines the responsibility to be taken by each Member to ensure compliance with the Code.

Complaints Handling

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Other Standards

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Home 5 News 5 Media Releases 5 Flatlining Australian Aid undermines regional security

Flatlining Australian Aid undermines regional security

Feb 28, 2024 | Media Releases

Australia’s peak body for international development is calling on the government to urgently boost development assistance to buffer against threats to the region and help our partners deal with climate change.

Australian Council for International Development CEO Marc Purcell called on the 2024-25 budget to double the nation’s foreign aid spend to strengthen Australia’s relationships in the Indo-Pacific.

“The foreign aid budget is at an all-time low as a proportion of overall government spending. Without a substantial boost, this is set to flatline from 2026 even as global demand for humanitarian and development assistance soars,” he said.

“Australia is one of the least generous OECD aid donors, coming 28th place out of 31 nations. It is also at the back of the pack of foreign aid spending among G7 economies, AUKUS and Five Eyes partners.

“Failing to invest in foreign aid risks undermining Australia’s relationships with our neighbours, and its position as a trusted and respected regional partner.

“As the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated, a threat that starts locally can quickly grow to threaten the region and the globe. Likewise, the impacts of climate change are not limited to one country or region.

“Achieving strong outcomes on climate mitigation and adaptation, health, human rights and civil society engagement is in every country’s self-interest, including Australia’s.“Australian NGOs play an important role in assisting low-income countries to address threats to human security.

“Australia’s funding for humanitarian crises has stagnated while its contribution of climate assistance remains critically insufficient to meet its fair share of the global $100 billion goal decided by all parties of the Paris Agreement. The effects of climate change will have profound consequences for human development and human security at home, in the region and globally.

“To achieve global climate credibility, the government must dedicate the equivalent of the current foreign aid budget – $4 billion a year – towards climate mitigation and adaptation in the region by 2025.

“This can be done without displacing current development funding through a simple redirection of fossil fuel subsidies.”

ACFID’s pre-budget submission calls on the following measures to meet Australia’s commitment to boosting official development assistance to the OECD average of 0.37 per cent Gross National Income by the end of 2027. 

  • $150m to double Australia’s Humanitarian Emergency Fund contribution;
  • $350m towards meeting Australia’s fair share on humanitarian funding;
  • $100m as an initial pledge for the global Loss and Damage Fund for developing nations;
  • $40m to expand locally-led climate adaptation programs;
  • $50m for NGO-led impact investment funds;
  • $60m to safeguard civic space and strengthen civil society;
  • $35m for Australia’s NGO Cooperation Program;
  • $63.3m towards achieving LGBTQIA+ rights, gender equality and disability equity in Australia’s development program

For more information, contact Georgie Moore on 0477 779 928