Australian Council for International Development

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Policy report

Fit for the future: priorities for Australia’s humanitarian action

This paper has been developed by the Australian Council for International Development’s (ACFID) Humanitarian Reference Group (HRG). It argues that Australia is well positioned to aim higher in taking a principled, whole-of-government approach to humanitarian action, in line with our role as a wealthy, middle-power...

ACFID 2019-20 Budget analysis

This analysis argues that in the world of realpolitik, Australia has decided with the US and other allies that it will now 'step up' in the Pacific. But in their haste, there remain unanswered questions, policy incoherence and financial trade-offs which are ill-considered.

Shaping the path

This audit found 31 cases of misconduct committed by aid workers connected to Australian charities. The sector's peak body, the Council for International Development, has promised major changes to protect some of the world's most vulnerable people.

Independent review to improve practice and response of ACFID members in the prevention of sexual misconduct: interim report

The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) engaged the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM) as an independent reviewer to understand practice and response of ACFID member organisations in preventing sexual misconduct amongst its employees and agents, and to make recommendations to address any areas...

Effective development practice strengthening Indigenous voice, decision making and control

In November 2017, the ACFID Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community of Practice hosted a forum in Alice Springs, entitled Effective Development Practice Strengthening Indigenous Voice, Decision Making and Control. This report documents forum outcomes and learnings that can inform other engagement with Aboriginal and...