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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

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Parliamentary Engagement & Launch of the Help Fight Famine Campaign

Aug 2, 2022 | Government News

This week, ACFID has led a delegation of a dozen CEOs and Executives to meet with MPs and Senators regarding Australia’s aid program. Representatives of the sector have met with approximately 30 politicians or their offices, across Labor, the Coalition, the Greens, independents and minor parties. The content of each meeting was tailored slightly to the interests and background of each MP or Senator, but key messages focused on the importance of Australia’s development program and humanitarian program, ACFID’s submission to the 2023 budget update, and the urgent food security crisis which is affecting many countries, especially Yemen, Syria, the Horn of Africa, Afghanistan and Myanmar. Our advocacy noted the potentially destabilizing effects of resource scarcity and the linkages between food insecurity and climate change. A private dinner was held on Monday 1 August for members of the Labor Caucus to educate them about the food security crisis and encourage further action by the Government.

This parliamentary engagement coincided with the launch of the Help Fight Famine campaign on Monday 1 August at Parliament House, which has been spearheaded by the Public Engagement and Campaigning Committee. The campaign is garnering widespread attention as many constituents take up the campaign’s call to write to MPs and Senators on this issue.

We also saw coverage across the country hitting more than 150 outlets including The Australian, Australian Financial Review, Canberra Times, The West Australian, Daily Telegraph, Courier Mail, Crikey, news.com.au and a number of regional mastheads including major dailies. Campaign spokesperson Mariam Veiszadeh spoke live on ABC News Breakfast TV, followed by news packages on SBS TV and SBS Radio.