We are a membership organisation that delivers results for our members and for the broader international development community.
We have deep industry understanding, and we draw on strategic, policy and programmatic depth and technical excellence from across our membership to drive international development in our region and beyond.
Our members deliver and manage a diverse range of policies, projects and programmes on behalf of the Australian Government in its partner countries. We partner with local enterprises, in-country governments and the Australian Government to deliver projects ranging from largescale health and education programmes to economic development, infrastructure, governance, as well as community and gender empowerment programmes.
Our members, as contractors, also help design programmes, provide technical advisory and evaluation support to the Australian and partner country governments.
The IDCC’s members have formed a range of information briefs about the community’s place and value to Australia’s international development policy, programming and practice. We will continue to add to these to inform members and non-members.
The IDCC has released several statements about important international development issues that have emerged in the recent past. These statements include the value of international development, the community’s and our members’ place and value to Australia’s foreign and domestic sectors. We encourage you to examine our views and our efforts in supporting Australia and countries in our region and beyond.
IDCC statement on Australian Government’s Covid-19 international development strategy
IDCC statement welcoming incoming Labor Government
Submissions made to Parliament and Government, including DFAT.
The IDCC regularly makes submissions to the Australian Parliament, including Parliamentary Committees, and to the Australian Government. Our submissions are intended to further Australia’s international development, partnerships, relations, and to further the understanding of the role of our members in achieving these purposes.
Australia’s IDCC submissions have included those to:
Australian Government (through DFAT) on the reset of Australia’s international development policy (February 2020)
the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) on the Design of the Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific
the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) on its Soft Power Review
the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade on its Inquiry into the Strategic Effectiveness and Outcomes of Australia’s Aid Program in the Indo-Pacific and its role in Supporting Our Regional Interests