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Elevate Development to the Heart of Australia’s International Engagement

International Engagement

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ACFID firmly believes that development is an essential pillar of Australia’s foreign policy and statecraft.

The pandemic and the inequalities it is exposing have reinforced the importance of the fundamental building blocks of human development and human security – access to quality health and education services, secure economic opportunities and sustainable livelihoods, and inclusive political and economic institutions. Development must be balanced equally with other forms of statecraft as complimentary, powerful, and effective means of advancing Australia’s international engagement.

Principled and effective development can wind back the drivers of inequality and poverty by creating structural change. It increases stability, enhances resilience to external shocks, and builds strong and enduring people-to-people and Government relationships. It is a tangible and practical expression of Australia’s commitment to working with our neighbours to help tackle our region’s most intractable challenges.

ACFID and its members are committed to advancing the role of development in Australia’s foreign policy as part of our overarching mission to help build a more just, equitable and sustainable world.

Read more about ACFID’s Policy and Advocacy work to elevate development to the heard of Australia’s international engagement in our Advocacy Agenda, and in our Policy Briefs developed in advance of the 2022 Federal Election.

ACFID also supports the Asia Pacific Development, Diplomacy and Defence dialogue.

Humanitarian Action for Those in Greatest Neex

Effective and inclusive Development

Supporting NGOs as Valuable Partners

Development at the Heart of Australia’s International Engagement

Preventation and Sexual Exploitation and Harrasment

About

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Annual Report 2021-22

Reporting on ACFID’s activities to ensure transparency and accountability

ACFID

ACFID is the peak body for Australian NGOs involved in international development and humanitarian action.

Our PARTNERSHIPS

ACFID works and engages with a range of strategic partners in addition to our members.

GOVERNANCE

ACFID is governed by its Board, ACFID Council, and various expert and governance committees.

Members

Conference

Conference 2022

HEALTHY PLANET, HEALTHY COMMUNITIES Acting with evidence, equity and inclusion for a resilient future

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

Our Focus

Budget Analysis

Federal Budget 2022 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.

PSEAH

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

Compliance

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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