We are committed to achieving a realistic and responsible approach to development guided by existing research and ongoing evaluation.

We have a Research Sub-Committee which works with students, academics and practitioners to examine issues in development and pursue case studies of our projects.

Our latest research report for 2013/14 is here.

Each year we also sponsor the indigo foundation Praxis Development Award.

The indigo foundation Praxis Development Award to support and promote links between development research and practice. The award of AU$500.00 is granted to a person or organisation undertaking research that we believe will contribute, in a practical and accessible way, to community development.

We also provide non-financial support to award recipients, including access to our organisational experience and contacts and, as appropriate, introductions to communities that we are working with. In return we may ask recipients to assist us by reviewing a project to ensure that we are applying key theoretical principles in our work, submitting research articles to our newsletter or speaking to our volunteers and management committee about development research.

Information for Applicants

indigo foundation Development Praxis Award (119 KB)

For more information, please contact Susan Engel at