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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

Home 5 Good Practice Toolkit 5 Financial Wrongdoing Policy 5 Purpose of These Guidelines

Purpose of These Guidelines

These Prevention of Financial Wrongdoing policy guidelines have been produced to provide guidance to members on how to develop, implement and review their financial wrongdoing policies and procedures. They represent good practice in the prevention of financial wrongdoing and have been developed in a way that reflects both domestic and international good practice standards and the compliance expectations of the ACFID Code of Conduct.

This document combines guidelines for the development of a single Prevention of Financial Wrongdoing policy. Some members may choose to have different financial wrongdoing elements addressed in separate policies. Provided that all financial wrongdoing elements are covered, the latter approach would also be compliant with the ACFID Code of Conduct. The nature of the risk around each element of financial wrongdoing, your strategies and processes to mitigate risk and treat incidents and your operational context may determine whether it is appropriate to have one overall financial wrongdoing policy or for it to be split. In this regard, it is important to consider which approach best communicates your policy to its users. For example, where reporting and investigation processes are different for different types of financial wrongdoing, the policy may become too cumbersome and it may be better to have several policies to assist understanding.

Additionally, it is expected that organisations would have elements of other policies or documents that would support the prevention of financial wrongdoing. For example, a Recruitment and Selection Policy would contain clauses that deal with screening of staff prior to employment with the organisation, and the Staff Code of Conduct would contain a clause relating to conflict of interest.

Separate procedures and supporting tools should be created to operationalise the organisation’s Prevention of Financial Wrongdoing policy. Procedures should include specific guidelines on how the organisation will implement different components of the policy and may provide links to other organisational documents, policies, codes and tools in order to ensure that the prevention of financial wrongdoing is relevant and integrated into the organisational culture.