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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 National Conference 2022

ACFID Conference 2022; Healthy Planet, Healthy Communities

SurfAid’s mission is to improve the lives of women and children in remote areas connected to them through surfing. Their geographical focus on the heartlands of surfing, where few visitors but surfers go, make their work unique. SurfAid support communities in the Mentawais, Nias, Sumba & Sumbawa in Indonesia, Solomon Islands, and Baja California, Mexico. Photo: Matt Dunbar/SurfAid.


Acting with evidence, equity and inclusion for a resilient future

“We are, after all, the greatest problem solvers to have ever existed on Earth. If working apart, we are a force powerful enough to destabalise our planet. Surely working together, we are powerful enough to save it.” – David Attenborough, COP26

Climate change and the state of our ecological systems is the defining challenge of our time. Estimated to push 100 million people into poverty by 2030[1], climate change will disrupt and reverse economic and human development, exacerbate natural disasters and humanitarian emergencies and destabilise security across our region. Over-exploitation of ecosystems will constrain already vulnerable communities to adapt to climate change and have a greater impact on the poorest and most marginalised people around the world, in particular women and girls; threatening food security, access to clean water, health and the homes and livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people around the globe. These impacts come on top of the ongoing health and economic disruptions caused by COVID-19, which has the potential to affect the Pacific to a greater extent in 2022 than during previous stages of the pandemic.

These interconnected issues require deep listening, indigenous knowledge and a combination of local solutions and global action if we are to be effective in our actions. As the social and economic fallout of COVID-19 builds, the effects of a changing climate and restoring ecosystems around the world must remain at the forefront of global response efforts.

ACFID National Conference 2022 focused our attention on acting now for a healthy planet and a just and resilient future for all.

Cross Cutting Principles

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