The results of CID's 2016 member survey are now available, demonstrating the vibrancy, professionalism and diversity of New Zealand's international aid sector.
Section One of the survey focused on the sources of members' funding and their primary areas of work. A summary of these findings is available here.
This briefing document has been produced to inform all those who help create the direction and shape of New Zealand’s international aid and development policies. It is aimed at the incoming National-led government and other politicians and policy makers.
In the complex world of aid and development, this brief traverses the key areas non-government organisations (NGOs) working in the sector believe need to be addressed by the incoming Government and in cross party discussions. It also explores overarching policies that impact on the success of Official Development Assistance (ODA) in the poorest and most marginalised communities.
New Zealand’s international development NGO sector plays a vital role in partnering with people in the Pacific and beyond to eradicate poverty and injustice. CID provides cohesion for the sector, keeps it well informed on the latest thinking in international development, and unites it to achieve more accountable and effective development. CID provides a critical platform for members to work and learn together to strengthen New Zealand’s development effectiveness.
The Strategic Plan, available here (pdf), sets out our collective intent as members.
The Constitution of the Council for International Development "Kaunihera mo te Whakapakari Ao Whanui" is available here (pdf).
The membership of CID adopted its new Code of Conduct in October 2014. This Code copy is the latest updated version as of November 2016. Members are working towards full compliance over the next three years.
The CID Code of conduct is a voluntary, self-regulatory sector code of good practice that aims to improve international development outcomes and increase stakeholder trust by enhancing the transparency and accountability of signatory organisations.
The Code sets out standards in three areas of accountability – Programming Principles, Public engagement and Organisation. Each of these is divided in sections, with principles and obligations.
The Code of Conduct is governed by a group of policies adopted by the Code of Conduct Committee. These are available in the members-only section of the CID website.
Monitoring of the implementation of the Code of Conductis outlined in the Code of Conduct Monitoring and Evaluation Plan.