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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

Home 5 Our Focus 5 Strategic Plan

ACFID Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan

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ACFID’s Strategic Plan 2020-2025 was developed by ACFID’s Board and launched at our National Conference in October 2020. The Plan guides our work, ensures accountability for the decisions we take and enables us to monitor and measure our success.

Priority Domains

Climate Change

ACFID drives effective and inclusive responses to climate change to reduce poverty and inequality and promote sustainable development. Our work in this area includes advocacy and engagement to promote climate change as a fundamental pillar of Australia’s development and humanitarian policy and practice, and to ensure ACFID and our members act with clarity, consistency and urgency in responding effectively to climate change.

Read more about ACFID’s work on climate change

Civil Society

ACFID supports civil society organisations in the Asia-Pacific to strengthen their ability to respond to opportunities and challenges, as well as raising and amplifying the voice of civil society actors and responding to challenges to civic space. Our work in this area recognises that civic space around the world is shrinking and that COVID-19 has accelerated that trend.

Read more about ACFID’s work supporting civil society

Advocacy for Change

ACFID is an influential voice on critical and emerging issues impacting the achievement of inclusive and sustainable development and humanitarian practice. ACFID engages with government to foster an open, accountable and fair enabling environment for international development and humanitarian practice.

Read more about ACFID’s policy and advocacy work 

Read ACFID’s Advocacy Agenda

An International Development Standard

ACFID is enhancing the accountability, transparency and effectiveness of the development and humanitarian sector, through the ACFID Code of Conduct and expanding the Code’s reach and influence.

Read more about the Code

A High Performing Sector

ACFID is fostering collaboration and learning, and providing insights to ensure that Australia has a high performing development and humanitarian sector.

Learn more about ACFID’s learning opportunities

Read more about ACFID’s work on PSEAH

Read more about ACFID Conference


Download the 2020-2025 Strategic Plan here

Humanitarian Action for Those in Greatest Need

Effective and inclusive Development

Supporting NGOs as Valuable Partners

Development at the Heart of Australia’s International Engagement

Preventation of Sexual Exploitation and Harrasment