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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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The ACFID membership is comprised of Australian NGOs that actively work in the international aid and development sector.

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Joining ACFID means joining an experienced and powerful mix of like-minded organisations committed to good international development practice.

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State of the Sector

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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

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ACFID prioritises a robust response to climate change and pressure on civil society in developing countries, as well as other key priorities.

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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.

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Good Practice Toolkit

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Other Standards

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Home 5 News 5 Media Releases 5 Welcome DFAT-review into new finance for international development assistance

Welcome DFAT-review into new finance for international development assistance

Aug 17, 2022 | Media Releases

The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) has welcomed a new review examining how private and philanthropic investment can be expanded to grow the impact of Australia’s international development assistance.
The move signals the first policy shift in how international development will be financed under the Albanese Government.
The Department and Foreign Affairs and Trade has announced it will lead the review into new forms of development finance “to support achieving Australia’s foreign policy, trade, security and development objectives and help countries in our region achieve their development goals and deliver on climate change.”
CEO of ACFID, Marc Purcell said:
“We hope this review will expand opportunities for Australian private sector organisations and impact investors to work in partnership with experienced development professionals to support development outcomes in our region, from advancing gender equality to enabling a clean energy transition.
“Amidst rising sovereign debt, widening inequality, and the ongoing health and economic effects of COVID-19, it has never been more timely or important to bring greater private sector and philanthropic investment into tackling poverty reduction.”
According to the review’s terms of reference, DFAT “will consider options to better leverage and blend investment from bilateral donors and multilateral organisations, as well as private, philanthropic, and other sources of financing.” Blended finance uses catalytic capital from public or philanthropic sources to increase private sector investment in sustainable development.
Purcell continued:
“There is a staggering shortfall of $US4.2 trillion in the financing required to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Leveraging just 1.1 percent of the total assets held by banks, institutional investors and asset managers would fill this gap and put us back on track.
“Leveraging new forms of finance is good for growing the development gains of our neighbours and good for strengthening regional relationships.”
More information
For more information and background, ACFID’s policy brief on development finance can be found here.
For more information contact [email protected] or call 0401 721 064.