Summary of publication
This report assesses the ANCP progress in achieving its objectives, highlights major milestones and reforms over the 2016-17 financial year, and priorities on which to focus future work. Accreditation, monitoring visits, annual reporting and Partner Performance Assessments (PPAs) confirm that ANCP NGOs are delivering effective programs and have monitoring and evaluation processes to demonstrate the effectiveness and value for money of their programs.
Key findings of this report are:
- 12.8 million people's lives were improved through 54 ANCP NGOs working with 2,113 local partners to implement 507 projects in 58 countries
- Program quality was maintained with 16 accreditation reviews completed (focused on up-front risk management) and 45 ANCP projects in 16 countries monitored through visits by Canberra and posted staff
- Program management was strengthened through the adoption of new DFAT-NGO partnership principles and clearer guidance on the role of Australian Embassies and High Commissions (Posts)
- the ANCP's approach to matching community grants and encouraging multi-funded programs resulted in 379 projects (74 per cent) leveraging funding from other sources to the value of $31.9 million
- A new communications strategy generated increased information to the Australian public on the use of Australian aid to co-fund programs through the ANCP.