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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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Perspectives from politicians

A political Perspective
Three federal politicians addressed ACFID’s National Conference: the Minister for International Development and the Pacific, the Hon Steven Ciobo; Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development, Tanya Plibersek; and the leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Richard Di Natale, all providing varying perspectives on the aid challenges facing Australia.

Conference participants heard from representatives of major Australian political parties. The conference kicked off with an address from the newly appointed Minister for International Development and the Pacific, the Hon Steve Ciobo, on the Government’s strong focus on innovation within the Australian aid program and the need to harness new forms of finance and new actors in aid and development. Mr Ciobo acknowledged Australian NGOs as vital development partners and outlined his keenness to engage with the sector and the important role of the Sustainable Development Goals in focusing development efforts going forward.

Participants also heard from Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development, Tanya Plibersek, with a commitment to introduce legislation on the objectives and reporting requirements for Australia’s aid program, grant an extra $30 million to the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP), and $10 million to support research and partnerships to increase aid effectiveness from 2017/18. Ms Plibersek also committed to reinstating the ‘blue book’ on the aid budget. She also spoke of the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals to focus development efforts, recognise the complexity of development challenges, improve accountability, and measure progress.

Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Richard Di Natale, also addressed the conference with a commitment to increase Australia’s aid budget to 0.7% of Gross National Income by 2025, particularly in response to the Sustainable Development Goals and in recognition that aid is a vital investment Australia can make as a nation. Senator Di Natale also committed to doubling Australia’s humanitarian crisis fund and scaling up funding to support developing countries to tackle climate change.