Working with the Australian Government
|Our nutrition enhancement project in Timor-Leste is funded by Australia donations and AusAID, under the AusAID NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) |
We cooperate with AusAID under AusAID’s Accreditation process for Australian NGOs, which aims to guarantee that the Australian Government is funding professional organisations that deliver quality development outcomes.
To qualify, we are required to undergo rigorous assessments of our organisational structure, systems and philosophies. We completed our last accreditation review in 2011.
AusAID works with Australian NGOs through a range of different agreements. AusAID’s country or sector programs partner with NGOs to deliver agreed objectives. They draw on the strengths of NGOs, particularly in relation to long-term experience, capacity and links with partner organisations and communities.
In 2010/11 CARE implemented programs under Partnership or Cooperation Agreements in Africa, the Middle East, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam and Laos. We are also a partner, along with five other NGOs, in AusAID’s emergency and disaster risk reduction work through the Humanitarian Partnership Agreement.
AusAID NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP)
Through its accreditation, CARE is eligible for the AusAID NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP). The ANCP is designed to recognise and supplement NGO activities that align with AusAID priorities. The program allows a great deal of flexibility for NGO programming across countries, regions and sectors, and gives the NGOs responsibility for the project design and delivery, along with the monitoring, evaluation and full accounting for funds provided.
CARE has ANCP-supported projects in Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Timor-Leste.
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC)
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has concentrated its efforts on developing and implementing durable solutions for displaced people, providing urgent humanitarian relief to stabilise populations displaced by conflict and strengthening their protection.
With funding received from DIAC in 2010/11, CARE assisted the re-integration of returnees in Sri Lanka through skills training, small grants, and savings and loans schemes. CARE also continued to work with five local Jordanian community-based organisations providing services to 750 Iraqi refugee families.