New Goals for Reducing Disaster Risks

A focus on health, a larger role for women and a look forward to the Sustainable Development Goals

AmeriCares gathered with 40,000 people in Sendai, Japan, last month for the United Nations’ Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). The goal of this high-level international meeting and public forum was to agree on a framework to significantly decrease death and destruction from earthquakes, extreme weather, and man-made and other hazards by 2030.

2014 FedEx Global Citizenship Report – Moving Possibilities

FedEx Global Citizenship is about connecting the world responsibly and resourcefully.

Our seventh-annual Global Citizenship Report will be released on April 2nd. It’s titled Moving Possibilities because it focuses upon our efforts to align business goals with citizenship objectives.

Are You MAD For Gender Equality?

Across the globe, people are MAD for gender equality. In this instance, they are Making A Difference and taking a stand to support equal rights for women and girls.

Violence at the Workplace: ‘They Treated Us Like Slaves'

Gender-based violence on the job occurs far more often than most people realize, and domestic workers – isolated in individual homes – are especially vulnerable to abuse, said domestic workers, union organizers and experts yesterday at a panel discussion focusing on women and violence at work.

“They treated us like slaves,” said May Joy Guarizo Salapare, describing her experience as a domestic worker for a family in Saudi Arabia.

Education is the best hope for the future of Syrian children

Every number has a name

This week the conflict in Syria will enter its fifth year, and at times the numbers are overwhelming. More than 6.6 million children have been affected. Over 1.6 million have fled Syria, and another 7.6 million are displaced within the country. After working in development for 25 years, I can’t help but think of each of these numbers as a name – a child with hopes and dreams for their future.

Lessons from the Road to Transparency: Four Tips for Publishing to IATI

In honor of Sunshine Week – a weeklong celebration of open government – we’d like to share four lessons InterAction has learned in our own journey towards openness.

Here's what US leadership in global development means today

As Congress moves into budget and appropriations season for fiscal 2016, advocates have the opportunity to encourage policymakers to continue U.S. leadership in helping people in the world’s poorest places to become independent and build sustainable futures for themselves and their families.

Catalyzing Economic Growth in Rwanda

Nestled between the bucolic hills of the Mukunguri Marshland lie paddy fields, where the members of the rice cooperative “Abahuzabikorwa” transplant rice seedlings for the new growing season. With the support of ICCO Cooperation, and its local partner UGAMA, farmers in Mukunguri received agricultural  and managerial training.

Women as Leaders in Peaceful Transition

Women are often disproportionately affected by armed conflict, yet are also often excluded from peace processes and seen as helpless and vulnerable victims in need of protection. This month we mark International Women's Day 2015 by celebrating women's progress toward greater political, social, and economic freedoms.

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To date, conversations about local ownership have primarily focused on policies or program design and implementation. A new InterAction issue brief provides international NGOs, donors, and development practitioners with a framework for promoting local ownership in evaluation.