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How we are funded

CPD’s work would not be possible without our donors and supporters – a diverse group of organisations and individuals who contribute both financially and in-kind to help make good ideas matter.

Our Supporters

We would like to thank the following groups and people who have generously contributed to CPD’s work over the past two years, including: Anne Coombs and Susan Varga, Ewan Ogilvy, Robert Partos, Anne de Salis, Robert Douglas, Frederick Chaney, Jacqueline Hayes, Gregory Smith, Stuart Lloyd-Hurwitz, Anthony Wilson, Julia Blackwood, Richard Tarala, S J Keim, Robert Neely, Kerry Goulston, Keith Walkerden and Sheila Walkerden.

  • The Digger and Shirley Martin Environment Trust
  • Watkins Coffey Martin
  • Curlew Fund
  • Fairer Futures Fund
  • The Madden Sainsbury Foundation

We offer special thanks to citizens who have signed up as Ideas Sustainers and are supporting our work by making a small monthly donation.This group of generous and forward-looking people includes: Mark and Julio Mills, Anna Booth, Ian Anderson, Colin Gunn, Christine Paterson, Kate Miller and Gabrielle Meagher.

You can join these people and organisations who are helping to make good ideas matter by donating online or by contacting us on +61 3 9929 9915. As a non-profit organisation with low overheads, the resources we receive are put straight to work on researching great ideas and injecting them into the public debates that will shape the future of our society, environment and economy. All donations to our research fund are tax-deductible.

A note on our funding policy: donations and sponsorship do not confer editorial control over CPD’s research, and donors and sponsors do not necessarily endorse CPD publications or research finding. Read more on CPD’s Funding Policy here.

Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration

The Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration was established in 2015 by the Centre for Policy Development and is delivered in partnership with three other regional policy institutes (the Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia, the Institute for Human Rights and Peace Studies at Mahidol University Thailand, and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences). ADFM members include people from eight countries in the region, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and the International Organization for Migration. The ADFM’s first phase has been enabled by generous support from the Sidney Myer Fund, the Planet Wheeler Foundation, the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Qantas Airways, and several individual donors. The ADFM is now recognised as the leading independent regional forum for policy development on forced migration. Its advice has been formally recognised and accepted by the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons, and Related Transnational Crime (Bali Process), and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). In 2018, the ADFM will begin its second phase. The goal remains the same: more effective, dignified and durable policy responses to forced migration in all its forms. To achieve this, we will diversify our resources by growing the contribution of our regional partners, adding Secretariat partners from international agencies and universities, and welcoming new funding from at least two regional governments, including New Zealand and Australia, and philanthropic foundations in the region. New partners and funders will only be accepted if they undertake to respect the ADFM’s independence and full editorial discretion.


Please direct any questions regarding donations or sponsorship to Shivani Nadan, Operations Manager.
Tel: +61 3 9929 9915