Recent Articles

Mar 27, 2015
Despite encouraging progress combating food and nutrition insecurity over the past years, one in nine people worldwide still live in extreme hunger. This number can be further reduced by empowering small-scale producers and women through initiatives...
Mar 13, 2015
The crisis in Syria is now entering its fifth year, and remains the greatest humanitarian emergency of our day. As continued extreme violence and indiscriminate fighting affect the country, the need for ongoing humanitarian assistance and a...
Feb 25, 2015
Aid effectiveness and transparency are driven by open, accessible, and easy to use data. InterAction's NGO Aid Map now has a simple report mechanism that allows individuals to better explore and share data from over 9,500 NGO projects in the NGO Aid...
Feb 10, 2015
February 10, 2015 - This year will be a formative year for global development as global leaders – with input from civil society, businesses, academics, and millions of people from around the world – will write the to-do-list for the next 15 years....
Feb 4, 2015
On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated the Haitian capital city of Port-au-Prince, leveling buildings and overwhelming the health systems in place. Five years later, on January 29, health leaders from civil society and local...
Jan 15, 2015
Jan. 16, 2015 - As the Millennium Development Goals are set to expire in 2015, unprecedented dialogue between the UN, civil society, and a wide range of other interested actors culminated in UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s synthesis report, “The...
Dec 17, 2014
Bipartisan Momentum for 114th Congress Builds With House Passage Dec. 17, 2014 - On Wednesday, December 10, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed the Global Food Security Act of 2014 (H.R. 5656). The Senate was unable to take action...
Dec 15, 2014
Dec. 15, 2014 - On Monday, December 15, the U.S. Senate passed the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act—an important bipartisan measure that will help improve access to clean water and sanitation to millions around the globe. The bill passed...
Nov 20, 2014
Nov. 20, 2014 – On Nov. 19, InterAction held a briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss the importance of continued U.S. leadership on global food and nutrition security through the U.S. government’s initiative Feed the Future. The discussion opened with...
Nov 14, 2014
Nov. 17, 2014 – What is protective impact and how do you know?  Welcome to the Results-Based Protection Forum where together we will figure this out. The humanitarian community has come under increased pressure to achieve more meaningful results and...
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...