Non-Government Organisations (NGOs)


14 May 2019

This report describes and analyses the approaches that African governments are taking to impose restrictions that handicap NGO activity on the continent.


Independent review to improve practice and response of ACFID members in the prevention of sexual misconduct: final report
21 Nov 2018

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.


7 Nov 2018

This report provides a set of indicators related to non-profit organisations (NPOs) at high risk of misuse for terrorism financing in South-East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. These indicators should help reporting institutions, as well as national authorities and NPOs, to better identify and mitigate...


Guidance for effective approaches to collaborations with Churches in the Pacific for development research
2 Nov 2018

This guide is a practical resource to assist Australian-based researchers and Australian and international development organisations. The guide is designed to support good practice for research partnerships with Churches in the Pacific, where the aim of the research is to generate evidence that influences policy...


9 Aug 2018

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...

Journal article

12 Apr 2018

The research discussed in this paper arose from the writer’s interest in United Kingdom (UK) rural policy, government and governance. Its aims were to: 1) find out the extent to which the participants in the research, many of whom are involved in UK local government,...


Effective approaches to collaboration and partnerships in international development research and evaluation
15 Nov 2017

This guide is a practical resource to guide Australian-based researchers and international development organisations, particularly Australian-based NGOs (ANGOs). The guide seeks to support good practice for research partnerships in order to generate evidence to influence policy and practice in the international development sector.

Blog post

5 Jul 2017

How can programs supporting young women’s leadership make a tangible difference in the day-to-day lives of young women?


15 Jun 2017

This paper describes participatory action research carried out in partnership with eight grassroots Indonesian women’s NGOs.

Journal article

17 Mar 2017

This article outlines the limitations of the mainstream corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the potential of grassroots social movements to make TNCs accountable.


14 Oct 2016

In 1996 DFAT and Australian non-government organisations (NGOs) initiated an accreditation scheme for NGOs participating in the official Australian aid program. Accreditation enables NGOs to participate in the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).

Accreditation acts as a front-end risk management and due diligence process....


Delivering the Energy Efficiency Directive Article 4 – survey-based recommendations
7 Sep 2016

The objective of national building renovation strategies, as required by Article 4 of the Energy Efficiency Directive, is to establish long-term confidence in the market, spur investments and increase the renovation rate in the EU. While initial strategies (published in 2014-15) were a first step,...


7 Jul 2016

The questioning of accountability for Samoa came to the forefront as a result of a publicised scandal involving funds donated in aid of the devastating effects of a tsunami in 2009. This scandal prompted an interest in examining the practice of accountability in Samoa and,...


4 Oct 2013

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) was established as the national independent regulator of charities on 3 December 2012. The establishment of the ACNC formed part of a broader program of reforms taking place at the Commonwealth level to support the not-for-profit (NFP) sector....

Journal article

1 Oct 2010

The community-services sector is one of the fastest-growing industries in Australia, as a consequence of governments moving away from direct involvement in service-provision and increasingly contracting with non-government welfare organisations (NGOs) to deliver human services. The perceived increase in NGOs’ reliance on government funding has...


15 Jul 2007

The goal of the NGO Support Fund Review was to identify a long-term direction and rationale for Government and donor engagement with NGOs and civil society. The Review also considered the NSF within a context of the developing roles of NGOs and civil society...

Discussion paper

20 Jun 2003

This paper is an exploration of the potential opportunities and costs of linkages between philanthropic bodies, non-government organisations (NGOs), Indigenous organisations and the academy. Following an overview of the evolution of the ‘Literacy for Life’ project, provided as a case study of the development of...



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