Recent Articles

Oct 16, 2014
Shelter accounts for the highest monetary loss in climate related disasters, and is often the single largest asset owned by individuals and families. How do low-income families avoid these losses and invest in resilient housing? On International...
Oct 8, 2014
On Oct. 7, InterAction adopted an open information policy. Announced this week as Publish What You Fund (PWYF) launches its 2014 Aid Transparency Index and in line with the new policy, InterAction intends to publish information on its work according...
Oct 7, 2014
Leading transparency practitioners are discussing the challenges of transparency and opening the conversation to the public. InterAction's NGO Aid Map hosted a Google Hangout dedicated to the necessity of transparency on Monday, following a six...
Sep 23, 2014
NEW YORK (September 23, 2014) — President Barack Obama announced a new presidential initiative today to promote the growth of civil society around the world at the Clinton Global Initiative's annual gathering in New York. Stressing the importance of...
Sep 23, 2014
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the largest and longest Ebola outbreak in history. It has killed more people than all other Ebola outbreaks combined. InterAction's Vice President of Humanitarian Policy & Practice Joel Charny recently spoke...
Sep 18, 2014
At a panel discussion hosted by the Heritage Foundation on Sept. 18, InterAction's Director of Protection, Jenny McAvoy, spoke about the importance of neutrality for humanitarian assistance. To watch the full discussion, click here. We caught up...
Aug 19, 2014
In Maban, South Sudan, a place few have heard of or could locate on a map, six South Sudanese aid workers were killed on Aug. 5, 2014. These killings were condemned by many including U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, and calls for accountability...
Aug 7, 2014
President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. NGO community is investing an anticipated $4 billion over the next three years during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit closing news conference. This investment of private funds is part of efforts to help...
Aug 4, 2014
Between Aug. 4-7, close to 50 leaders from across the African continent will be in Washington, D.C. for the historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. The three-day summit, organzied around the theme of "Investing in the Next Generation,” will focus on...
Jul 7, 2014
Three nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) became new InterAction members this quarter, citing interests in deepening connections with global NGO leaders through partnership and enhancing learning opportunities for their staff. InterAction welcomes...
Jul 1, 2014
InterAction and FedEx are pleased to announce the Second Annual FedEx Award for Innovations in Disaster Preparedness to recognize an innovative intervention that reduces communities’ vulnerability to hazards or natural disasters and increases their...
Jun 25, 2014
This year, NGO alliance InterAction presented the Effective Assistance Photography Award to Kaushik Majumder at the InterAction Forum 2014, June 10-13. The Effective Assistance Photography Award honors a photographer whose provocative photos focus...
Jun 24, 2014
On the occasion of the 5th Birthday and Beyond celebration, InterAction’s member NGOs reaffirmed their commitment to working to end preventable child and maternal deaths. In 2015, InterAction members will spend over $450 million in private resources...
May 29, 2014
InterAction, the largest coalition of U.S.-based non-governmental organizations working on international development and humanitarian assistance, and the Foundation Center, the leading authority on philanthropy, have announced a strategic...
Apr 14, 2014
Four nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) became new InterAction members this quarter, citing interests in deepening connections with global NGO leaders through partnership and enhancing learning opportunities for their staff. InterAction welcomes...
Apr 4, 2014
April 4, 2014 – The U.S. Senate this week adopted a resolution calling for immediate and unfettered humanitarian access in Syria - a move welcomed by the NGO alliance InterAction.  “Syria is the biggest humanitarian crisis of our day, and millions...
Mar 13, 2014
InterAction, UNHCR, other NGOs, and academic institutions are teaming up to explore what is working in community-based protection – and they are seeking input from professionals who know.   The team is gathering input through both an online survey...
Mar 8, 2014
President Barack Obama’s proposed federal budget for fiscal year 2015, released this week, includes a modest decrease in overall spending on programs to fight global poverty. It would prioritize spending in some areas, such as development assistance...
Mar 4, 2014
March 4, 2014 – InterAction is pleased to announce the three winners of its #2014NewsWish contest. Each received a complementary pass to the InterAction Forum this June 10-13 in Washington, DC. Michael Cooper, managing director of The Ploughshare...
Jan 29, 2014
President Barack Obama in Tuesday’s State of the Union address told Americans that the nation’s efforts to end extreme poverty and create a better world for all help define U.S. leadership globally. “…let's remember that our leadership is defined...