Australian Council for International Development
The Australian Council for International Development is the peak Council for Australian not-for-profit aid and development organisations working to attain a world where gross inequality and extreme poverty are eradicated. More about ACFID.
Call for abstracts – 5th ACFID University Network Conference
The 5th ACFID University Network Conference - Evidence and practice in an age of inequality, is being hosted with Monash University and ACFID on 4-5 June 2015.
Abstracts submissions are now being accepted for presentations, panel discussions and workshops. To find out more about registration, side events, sponsorship and access the extended call for papers, please see the conference website here: http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/acfid
Ahead of the September 2015 deadline for the MDGs to be confirmed, and drawing from relevant discussions during the 3rd Network Conference, Development Futures and ACFID Council 2014, it is timely to surface what is known about inequality, how this is known and the affect that it has for development policy and practice.
ACFID Council October 2014 - Future of NGOs in the Age of Great Disruption
Check out what happened at the conference here - we have provided conference speeches, presentations and more online.
Humanitarian Action for Results
Globally, we are witnessing a rise in the scale, frequency and impact of humanitarian crises on vulnerable people, pushing the international humanitarian system to its limits. Australia plays a vital role in responding to these challenges, both in our immediate region and globally. A new paper developed by ACFID's Humanitarian Reference Group (HRG), involving 14 leading humanitarian Non-Government Organisations (NGO), has been launched today, 8 May. The paper reviews Australia’s humanitarian policy and practice to provide recommendations on ways to improve the effectiveness of humanitarian action – now and into the future.
Benchmarks for an Effective and Accountable Australian Aid Program
We have identified eight best practice and effective aid benchmarks based on the experience of aid practioners working around the world and drawn from our experience in developing an NGO sector Code of Conduct. We further identify approaches that will build on the existing strengths of the Australian aid program, while also focusing on areas where there is room for improvement. Benchmarks such as these will ensure good development practice and results on the ground, with the end-goal of creating a gold-standard aid program for Australia.