Council for International Development

The Council for International Development (CID)  is the national umbrella agency for New Zealand organisations working in international development and humanitarian aid. We represent over 85 organisations ranging from small community-based organisations to large international NGOs, business, academic institutions, research organisations, consultants, and social enterprises.  

We provide platforms and opportunities for our members, their partners, business, and governments, in Aotearoa and internationally, to network, collaborate, and share ideas. Our kaupapa centres around partnership and collaboration. 

Our Humanitarian Network supports the coordination of emergency humanitarian response internationally. We work alongside partners and governments to ensure appropriate support is given for locally identified needs; from volcanic eruptions, tsunamis and floods, to droughts, conflict, and other emergencies. 

We promote, and strongly believe in transparency and accountability. Our full member organisations undertake a rigorous due diligence process to become compliant with our Code of Conduct. The Code outlines standards and expectations of corporate governance, transparency, accountability, and best-practice. 

CID are also supported and work closely with the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade and other multi-lateral organisations/actors working in international development and humanitarian aid. We are part-funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade (MFAT).