A leader for 65 years, AVI is an Australian not-for-profit organisation committed to achieving economic and social development outcomes across Asia, the Pacific and the world.

AVI invites change. We connect people to bring about change by sharing their skills, knowledge and experience through international pathways and networks.

We combine our extensive cross-sector networks with an evidence-based approach, which contributes to economic, social and environmental change for communities in our region and beyond.

And as we support and co-design locally driven initiatives that help stimulate sustained outcomes, rewarding relationships between Australians and our international peers are made.

What we value

  • Locally driven change: because we know that better development outcomes occur when local communities, governments and organisations identify the challenges and drive and own the solutions.

  • Mutual value: because we’ve been seeing the value flow in every direction for more than 65 years between people, communities, organisations, and with our government and corporate partners.

  • Shared expertise: because attracting and connecting people to people through skills and expertise is the cornerstone of our development approach.

  • High-quality experiences: because we want Australians and individuals in every country to report positively about the work that they do, the people they meet and the places they encounter.

  • Responsive service provision: because the care and support of people throughout the entire process as they live and work together in different places is critical to development outcomes. 

  • Innovative partnerships: AVI’s approach seizes opportunities to work together and achieve outcomes that no one partner could achieve on their own.

  • Personal pride in our work: AVI employees are committed, passionate advocates of a more equitable world.