Here you’ll find a series of resources relevant to the topics that will be the focus of ACFID Conference 2017.

If you have a resource that fits within these themes, that you’d like to share with Conference delegates, please email it to [email protected] and we will add it to this page!



Networked Change: How progressive campaigns are won in the 21st Century: The Networked Change Report maps out the strategies and practices that made today’s most successful advocacy campaigns work, while so many others failed to create lasting change on the issues they address.



Transforming Organisations: A Guide to creating effective social change organizations: In order to create the transformation we seek in society, we need to explore a more fundamental transformation in how we work together for social change. Social change requires more than strong organizations—it requires powerful movements for lasting change.



Development as Leadership-led Change: A Report For the Global Leadership Initiative: Much of the work on reform and development has focused on the identification and diagnosis of problems and on the formulation of technically sound measures to address these problems. But the main challenge that often confronts policy makers in attempting to undertake reforms is not in the “What”—what is the problem and what are the remedies fo it—but in the “Why”—why does the problem persist, which some research has begun to address—and, more critically, in the “How”—given the Why, how to manage the often complex process of change that accompanies any attempt at reform. It is in the latter where the rubber hits the road.


Other Topics:

Working Together for Transformational Development and SDGs: World leaders launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on 25 September 2015, boosting global aspirations to improve the conditions and opportunities that shape people’s lives and their interactions with the planet. These aspirations are highly relevant: 800 million people live in extreme poverty and 60 million people are currently displaced by conflict (UN 2015a, 8). Limiting global warming below 2 degrees Celsius, let alone below 1.5 degrees Celsius, will be a challenge for all.