Online resources and trainings

Posted on 19 December 2019

Below are the links to online training and resources that can help you strengthen your organisational knowledge, policies and practices in every area related to the CID Code of Conduct:

1. Programme Principles – including Obligations for effectiveness in aid and development activities, human rights and working with partner agencies

2. Public Engagement – including Obligations of signatory organisations to be ethical and transparent in marketing, fundraising and reporting

3. Organisation – including Obligations for governance, management, financial controls, treatment of staff and volunteers, complaints handling processes and compliance with legal requirements


The CID Code of Conduct is a voluntary, self-regulatory sector code of good practice that aims to improve international development and humanitarian 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.

CID’s Code is largely based on the internationally recognised code in use by our counterpart in Australia (ACFID); developed and refined over 15 years.

The Code of Conduct helps professionalise the whole sector through:

  • Providing an opportunity for CID members to improve the effectiveness of their development work
  • Better management of risk for the sector in New Zealand by Boards with respect to donors
  • Assisting CID members with learning and sharing information and good practice within the membership
  • Providing an effective tool for organisational development and continuous improvement
  • Increasing accountability and transparency - placing CID members as leaders in their field