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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 News 5 Media Releases 5 Reimagining Development Podcast announced, from Good Will Hunters & ACFID

Reimagining Development Podcast announced, from Good Will Hunters & ACFID

Feb 1, 2023 | Media Releases, News

Good Will Hunters podcast is back, this time in collaboration with the Australian Council for International Development in a special series looking ahead to the new development policy.


“Reimagining Development: Conversations on the New Development Policy” is an eight-episode series launching on February 6th, featuring a range of speakers from across the international development landscape.


The series is hosted by Good Will Hunters founder Rachel Mason Nunn and ACFID’s Chief Policy Officer Jessica Mackenzie. Each episode features an interviewee with a different area of expertise.


These include: Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Pat Conroy; head of the Australian Sustainable Finance Institute, Kristy Graham; and CEO of the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation, Joe Morrison.


Reimagining Development aims to insert new ideas, fresh thinking and innovative voices into the international development arena.


“The focus of this series is to get the juices flowing about the new development policy and the immense potential it represents,” said ACFID CEO Marc Purcell.


“This policy review means there’s scope to reform the sector in a way that is contemporary, meaningful and in tune with the global realities and challenges we face right now.”


The first episode features the CEO of youth development organisation Oaktree, Thenu Herath, who speaks about the challenges faced by young people in the Pacific region and further afield – as well as the immense opportunities they bring.


Episode two will see Minister Conroy share his vision for the new policy, and the importance of strong development capability.


To listen, head to https://goodwillhunterspodcast.com.au or find it on Spotify, iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.


Keep an eye on Twitter for announcements of episodes as they drop: @GoodWillPod and @ACFID.


Good Will Hunters is an independent podcast launched in 2018 by Rachel Mason Nunn. The program has aired over 150 episodes featuring inspiring thinkers, and continues to be a leading podcast on aid and development in Australia.

For further inquiries or to arrange an interview, please contact [email protected] or call 0401 721 064.