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Non-government organisations

Working with non-government organisations

Working with non-government organisations (NGOs) is an integral part of Australian aid priorities.

NGOs are effective in reaching the most marginalised and vulnerable. The Australian Government partners with and funds Australian NGOs to work with communities and vulnerable people in more than 60 countries across Asia, the Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Australian NGOs bring particular strengths to the aid program. Some have been working in international aid and development for more than 60 years. They mobilise public support and voluntary contributions for aid, and work in areas which are difficult to access such as conflict affected regions. Many also have expertise in working in emergency situations where fast and flexible responses are essential.

Many Australian NGOs receive funding through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP). The ANCP supports over 45 accredited Australian NGOs to undertake community-based development work, in a range of sectors including economic development, education, health, food security, and governance.


Last reviewed: 18 June, 2014