Through the ANCP, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) partners with Australian professional development NGOs to implement their own development and poverty alleviation programs overseas. NGOs are responsible for the design, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of activities, submission of reports and acquittals and for fully accounting for funds provided by DFAT.
To receive funding through the ANCP, NGOs must be accredited by DFAT. Accredited NGOs are required to undergo a rigorous assessment of their organisational structure, systems and philosophies.
Program administration requirements are outlined in the ANCP Manual. The ANCP Manual provides information to NGOs on the Australian NGO Cooperation Program. Part 1 of the Manual provides an overview of the ANCP. Part 2 of the Manual provides further detail on the obligations of ANCP accredited NGOs and gives guidance about the processes required by the ANCP.