Development Policy

As an alliance of U.S.-based nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that work on the ground in every developing country, InterAction has long advocated for greater coherence, coordination, elevation and effectiveness of U.S. international development programs, including those focused on global health, food security, environmental issues, and water, sanitation and hygiene. In order to promote U.S. economic, security and moral interests, InterAction will continue to work with Congress and the administration to ensure that United States foreign policy includes coherent, well-coordinated develop­ment assistance that prioritizes poverty reduction.

Across the various sectors, InterAction is engaged in policy and advocacy work in the following areas:

Food Security:

  • Food Aid Reform
  • Feed the Future Initiative
  • NGO Food Security Pledge
  • NGO Food Security Aid Map
  • Global Food Security Act
  • ACVFA Civil Society Action Plan
  • New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition
  • NGO Nutrition Pledge
  • Nutrition
  • Budget and Appropriations


  • Global Climate Change Initiative
  • Climate Change Adaptation Plan
  • Biodiversity
  • Natural Resource Management (NRM)
  • Integration of Sustainable Development in Post-2015 Framework
  • Integration of Climate Change and NRM in Feed the Future
  • Budget and Appropriations

Global Health:

  • Budget and Appropriations (see the Global Health Briefing Book)
  • PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act of 2013
  • Global Health Initiative and Office of Global Health Diplomacy
  • World Health Assembly
  • United Nations General Assembly
  • Mental Health and Disabilities
  • Integration of Global Health Goals within the Post-2015 Framework
  • Integrating Global Health in Relief and Development

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene:

  • Water for the World Act of 2013
  • USAID’s Water and Development Strategy
  • World Water Day
  • House Foreign Affairs Committee hearings on Water & Sanitation
  • Sanitation and Water for All Partnership
  • Integration of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene within the Post-2015 Framework
  • Integration of WASH into Global Health, Food Security & Environment Programs


For further information on InterAction's advocacy work on development policy, please contact Katie Lee on food security and climate/environment issues and Erin Rein on global health and water, sanitation and hygiene issues.