AIDN’s core ethos is ‘more’ and ‘better’ global giving and we seek to foster an environment for the discussion and exploration of how we define these terms in an ever-changing international development ecosystem. Alongside our events, webinars and resources, The AIDN Beat is a key way to achieve this goal.

However, at AIDN we are aware that ‘better’ and ‘more’ are evolving and subjective terms. We are also deeply committed to amplifying diverse voices. Consequently, we accept submissions to The AIDN Beat – so that our dynamic network can shape the discussion too. If you would like to submit content for The AIDN Beat, then we would love to hear from you. Get in touch with us (via hannah@aidnetwork.org.au) and we will share our editorial guidelines.


The AIDN Beat strives to keep up with the rhythm of the international development sector and cover a broad range of subjects: from innovative development financing, to leading case-studies of programs on-the-ground, to the need for a genuine commitment to localisation.

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Latest Stories and Developments

Navigating complexity: the moment that defined how I conduct impact evaluations globally.

Navigating complexity: the moment that defined how I conduct impact evaluations globally.

Matias Nestore, Research and Evaluation Associate at The Life You Can Save, reflects on a watershed moment that has defined how he conducts impact evaluations globally. Matias argues against simplified monitoring and evaluation practices. Instead, it is critical to implement a qualitative approach to impact assessment that understands participants as active agents with unique circumstances and agency.
Women and girls are facing unprecedented hardship in Afghanistan, but international development organisations can play an important role in continuing to fight for their access to education.

Women and girls are facing unprecedented hardship in Afghanistan, but international development organisations can play an important role in continuing to fight for their access to education.

Jackie Fristacky AM, President of AADO, provides an important update on women and girls’ access to education in Afghanistan. We must continue to support women and girls to achieve, flourish and learn even if it is a slow, multifaceted and complex process.
Field catalysts: driving large-scale change through radical collaboration.

Field catalysts: driving large-scale change through radical collaboration.

In our latest guest contribution to The AIDN Beat, Dr. Madeleine Ballard, CEO of Community Health Impact Coalition, highlights the pivotal role of "field catalysts" for aligning diverse stakeholders towards achieving large-scale systematic change. Dr. Ballard first underscores the need for field catalysts and demonstrates how they operate in practice. Dr. Ballard then finishes by discussing potential replication of this approach and important considerations for funders.
Correcting Course: Key takeaways from the World Bank Report, Poverty and Shared Prosperity.

Correcting Course: Key takeaways from the World Bank Report, Poverty and Shared Prosperity.

In October 2022, the World Bank report ‘Correcting Course’ offers the international development community (and beyond) one of the most detailed analyses for understanding the impact on poverty rates around the world since the beginning of COVID-19 thus far.
AIDN’s Submission on Australia’s International Development Policy

AIDN’s Submission on Australia’s International Development Policy

At AIDN we believe that the Australian market for international impact investment is small, fragmented, and inefficient.
Pathways to Global Giving

Pathways to Global Giving

AIDN has gathered information on the giving platforms available for Australians wanting to invest internationally. The eBooklet includes a overview of the international giving structure then takes you through each of the platforms, their geographic or programatic focus, number of portfolio partners and more.
The Millwood Report

The Millwood Report

In September 2019 Millwood Consulting was commissioned by the AIDN Committee to undertake a research project into the scale and scope of international philanthropy and impact investing by Australians. The aim was to collate into one report the many disparate sources of information in this area, and make a estimate of international philanthropy and impact investing by Australians.
AIDN’s Manifesto

AIDN’s Manifesto

In 2018, AIDN launched with a manifesto that laid the groundwork for a strong and collective voice for global giving.