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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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Our Plenary Panels

Engage – Action and Advocacy

Associate Professor Sarah Maddison from Melbourne University is joined by #StopAdani Campaigner Isaac Astill, the Rev. Tim Costello, Chief Advocate, World Vision, Jarrod McKenna, previously from Love Makes a Way, and Chair of the Climate Action Network Australia, Victoria McKenzie McHarg explored the role of civil society and building social movements to affect transformational change.

Create – Transformational Organisations

Associate Professor Chris Roche, Institute of Human Security and Social Change, La Trobe University chaired an exciting line up to examine power, politics, and the technological world –the factors that can enable organisations to become transformative in strategy, programs and policies. Panellists comprised Steve McDonald, from the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership, Claire Rogers, World Vision, Collaboration for Impact’s Liz Skelton, Alan Robbins, Partner and Global Head of Partnerships, Devex, and Lynffer Masiala Wini-Maltungtung, from the Family Support Centre, Solomon Islands.

Lead – Transformational Leadership

A high level, inspiring panel discussion chaired by ACFID’s President Sam Mostyn, bringing together Noelene Nabulivou, Diverse Voices and Action for Equality, DFAT Secretary Frances Adamson, Caitlin Figueiredo, Lake Nite Learning CEO, and Cathy Nasarua, Fiji Association of the Deaf, to discuss the role of women in leadership here in Australia and across the region – specifically the issues, the challenges and the opportunities for equality at the decision-making table.