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Committee for Development Cooperation (CDC)

Committee for Development Cooperation (CDC)

The Committee for Development Cooperation (CDC), established in 1975, is a joint Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade/NGO advisory and consultative body made up of members from the Australian NGO community and the department.

The role of the CDC is to:

  • review NGO accreditation reports commissioned by the department; the Chair on the CDC makes recommendations to the department delegate on accreditation of NGOs
  • provide advice on accreditation criteria and NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) policy
  • act as an advisory and consultative body to the department for professional development of the Australian NGO community on issues of concern to that community.

CDC meetings are held a minimum of three times a year and are chaired by DFAT. The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and DFAT jointly provide secretariat services to the CDC.

Minutes from past CDC meetings can be found on our Committee for Development Cooperation meeting records page.

CDC Terms of Reference can be found on our Committee for Development Cooperation - Terms of Reference page.

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