Foundation for Development Cooperation (FDC)
The Foundation for Development Cooperation (FDC) is an independent Australian Foundation committed to building prosperity in the Asia Pacific region by pursuing initiatives that reduce poverty and promote equitable growth.
Created through the vision and philanthropy of Bill Taylor AO in 1990, FDC’s mission is to harness and leverage the collective skills, knowledge and resources of organisations from across the public, private, NGO and academic sectors to reduce the incidence of poverty and promote equitable growth in the Asia Pacific region.
FDC achieves this by researching, piloting and promoting development initiatives that are market-based and innovative. FDC has built a strong reputation over many years as a catalytic organisation that – through collaboration across its regional network – advances new ideas and approaches to building prosperity. With a head office in Brisbane, Australia, FDC also advocates for engagement by the broader Australian community in the ongoing development of our region.
Vision and Mission
The Foundation for Development Cooperation aims to lead a distinctive contribution to building prosperity in the Asia Pacific region, leading ultimately to a reduction in the incidence of poverty and promotion of equitable growth.
FDC works to build prosperity and reduce disadvantage in developing countries in Asia and the Pacific by researching, piloting and promoting initiatives for development that are market-based and innovative. We facilitate collaboration across the public, private, NGO and academic sectors.
As an Australian foundation, FDC recognises the special role Australia can play in the region and seeks to improve the quality and quantity of support that the Australian community contributes toward building prosperity in Asia and the Pacific.
The core areas of focus are inclusive finance, Pacific-Asia business partnerships and advocating for the Australian business community’s role in development in Asia Pacific.