April 25 is World Malaria Day, and in 27 of the 31 countries where ChildFund works, malaria is endemic. One bite from a single infected mosquito can result in a serious health and financial crisis for a family. Typically, parents in ChildFund’s program areas cannot afford treatment for malaria or insecticide-treated bed nets to prevent infection.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today in a case that could have dramatic consequences for NGOs, faith-based groups, and other civil society members. The case, USAID v AOSI, challenges a 2003 law that requires all groups receiving U.S.
If the United States does not follow through on global health commitments, there could be a reversal or stagnation of recent gains in reducing maternal deaths and incidences of tuberculosis, malaria, HIV and other diseases in developing countries, warns a report published today, entitled “Global Health: Investing in Our Futu
The Rev. Eugene van Kramberg, of Eldorado Park, South Africa, works with other pastors and community members to address criminal activity through restorative justice mediation. MCC supports this initiative.
Foreign assistance saves lives, stabilizes countries, opens markets and helps those in need. Yet under sequestration – automatic spending cuts taking effect this March – poverty-focused development and humanitarian accounts are being slashed by 5 percent. This translates into real human suffering.
In a new report, Childhood Under Fire, launched to mark two years of violence in Syria, Save the Children details the impact of the conflict on children, showing that many are struggling to find enough to eat; are living in barns, parks and caves and are unable to go to school with teache
Winrock International’s Board of Directors today announced that Rodney Ferguson will become the organization’s new President and CEO on April 1, succeeding Frank Tugwell, who is retiring after leading Winrock for more than 14 years.
NGO alliance InterAction urged members of Congress and the administration to restore support for life-saving foreign assistance programs in continued budget negotiations, warning that sequestration cuts that take effect today will cost lives.
A summary of the progress made by G8 countries towards achieving specific committments as reported in the 2012 Camp David Accountability Report. This progress is measured, where applicable, against recommendations made by the U.S. G8/G20 Advocacy Alliance prior to the summits.
G20 leaders meeting in St. Petersburg in September must take bold steps to improve the lives of the most vulnerable populations, remove impediments for economic growth and encourage good governance and transparency. This policy paper, by the U.S. G8/G20 Advocacy Alliance with 50 non-governmental organizations, trade unions and think tanks, makes recommendations on key issues.
The Basic Education Coalition (BEC) announces the release of its recommendations to shape a new set of global education goals. In Each Child Learning, Every Student a Graduate, the Coalition stresses that education must remain a priority of any new global strategy.
The largest alliance of U.S.-based international NGOs strongly condemns the attacks this week against health workers in Pakistan, who were targeted for their efforts to help to eradicate polio in the country.
The U.S. Government will release its first-ever Action Plan on Children in Adversity. Preceding the White House launch, a briefing on the first whole-of-government action plan for international assistance to children in adversity will be held Wed., Dec.
Plan International USA and the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) have entered into a formal asset acquisition agreement. In this innovative transaction, CEDPA will join talents and projects with Plan to strengthen existing programs and more effectively protect and promote the rights of women and children around the world.
This is a compilation of 17 fact sheets, researched and developed by Mercy Corps, that compare the impact of differing House and Senate funding levels for the International Affairs Budget in proposed fiscal year 2013 budgets. The fact sheets hone in on funding for initiatives related to global health (e.g.
This document, researched and developed by Mercy Corps, shows the differences in the House and Senate FY2013 spending plans for the International Affairs Budget's family planning and reproductive health funding. It lays out the global need, the significance of funding levels, the importance of the funding and the impact of past funding.
This document, researched and produced by Mercy Corps, shows the differences in the House and Senate FY2013 spending plans for the International Affairs Budget's maternal and child health spending. It lays out the global need, the significance of funding levels, the importance of the funding and the impact of past funding.
This document, researched and developed by Mercy Corps, shows the differences in the House and Senate FY2013 spending plans for the International Affairs Budget's malaria funding. It lays out the global need, the significance of funding levels, the importance of the funding and the impact of past funding.
This document, researched and developed by Mercy Corps, shows the differences in the House and Senate FY2013 spending plans for the International Affairs Budget's refugee assistance. It lays out the global need, the significance of funding levels, the importance of the funding and the impact of past funding.
NGO alliance InterAction commends the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for convening a hearing yesterday on the progress and future of U.S. food security and agricultural development policy and for recognizing the critical role of NGOs and local civil society organizations in tackling global hunger.
InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based international NGOs, announced the Best Practices and Innovations (BPI) award winners on Thursday. ACDI/VOCA, Alliance to End Hunger and Lutheran World Relief received the awards, which focus on building the capacity of local implementing pa
Against the odds of rampant poverty, recurring regional violence, and deep ethnic and economic divisions, Liberia has made tangible political and development progress since the end of its devastating civil and regional wars.
On October 22, 2012, U.S. presidential candidates will hold their third and final public debate – this time focusing on foreign policy. CBS moderator Bob Schieffer is expected to ask the candidates about their views on issues ranging from the recent events in Libya and the conflict in Syria to America’s role in the world and what constitutes effective U.S. foreign assistance.
This brief outlines the critical importance of local capacity building for effective development and the likely effect of USAID Forward and Procurement Reform (IPR) on that process. We strongly support the aid effectiveness principles informing IPR, including participatory and inclusive country ownership, increased transparency and accountability.
A case study reviewing the transition from relief to development in Liberia, from both policy and programmatic perspectives. This is the first of three case studies produced by InterAction's Transition Program, which is funded by the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.
InterAction is issuing a call for workshop proposals for Forum 2013, to be held April 29-May 1 at the Gateway Marriot in Crystal City, VA. Any interested parties may submit a proposal. All proposals must be received at InterAction by November 15, 2012, via email, to email@example.com.
This is a joint statement urging UN member states, the High-Level Panel, System Task Team on the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda and all other stakeholders involved to include conflict prevention and peacebuilding commitments in the post-2015 development framework.
In a massive attempt to tackle global hunger, leading U.S.-based international NGOs will spend more than $1 billion in private funds over the next three years on agriculture, food and nutrition programs, announced U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and NGO alliance InterAction on Thursday.
Procurement for Country Ownership and Better Results: Recommendations for Improving USAID's Implementation and Procurement Reform (IPR) was prepared by InterAction's CEO Task Force. It is intended as a constructive critique of USAID’s IPR.
The Transition Checklist includes a list of key factors for aid agencies and donors to consider when transitioning refugee assistance programs from relief to development in Pakistan. InterAction's Transition Program is funded by the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.
A case study reviewing the transition from relief to development for Afghan refugees in Pakistan, from both policy and programmatic perspectives. This is the second of three case studies produced by InterAction's Transition Program, which is funded by the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.
As organizations working to end poverty and respond to emergencies around the world, we write to strongly urge you to support the Senate’s fiscal year 2013 overall funding level for the International Affairs Budget in order to protect its poverty-focused accounts throughout all upcoming budget negotiations, including negotiations to avert or delay the sequester.
A summary of the specific committments made by G20 countries in the 2012 Leaders Declaration. Notations are made where specific reports or actions are pledged. Comparisons are also made, where relevant, to recommendations made by the InterAction G8/G20 NGO Task Force prior to the summit.
InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based international NGOs, has endorsed the Open Aid Partnership which aims at improving the effectiveness, accountability, coordination and transparency of aid.
Since 2009 the United States has shown remarkable leadership in the fight against poverty, hunger, and malnutrition through agriculture-led growth. The leadership of President Obama, Secretary Clinton, Administrator Shah, Senators Leahy and Graham, and Congresswomen Granger and Lowey has helped reverse two decades of declining investments in agriculture and nutrition worldwide.
Samuel A. Worthington, President and CEO of InterActions, shares his thoughts on the the state of humanitarian assistance and international development. For June 2012, he wrote about global health and disease.
UNICEF calls for the rights and well-being of children in South Sudan to be made an urgent priority as the one year anniversary of independence for the world’s newest nation approaches. With half the population under the age of 18, greater investments in children are vital for the country’s growth and stability.
This week's update includes information on the Foreign Relations Authorization Act in the Washington Update section, a hearing summary from the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations about trade in Africa, and a list of recommended articles. There are no upcoming hearings listed due to the July 4 recess, and the next Weekly Update will come out on July 13.
Pregnancy is the biggest killer of teenage girls worldwide, with one million dying or suffering serious injury, infection or disease due to pregnancy or childbirth every year, Save the Children said today.
The World Food Program is attempting to scale-up their aid activities in the Sahel region, where families are facing growing food insecurity in addition to the upcoming rainy season. WFP is especially concerned about the status of adolescent girls, children and young mothers, who are disproportionately affected by a lack of food and poor nutrition.&n
This week's edition includes an update on the Water for the World Act and FY2013 federal budget appropriations, a summary of a hearing on renewing the African Growth and Opportunity Act, and the usual list of upcoming hearings and recommended articles.
This week's update includes summaries of a series of panels at USAID's "Frontiers in Development" forum, an update on InterAction's G20 work, and the usual list of upcoming hearings and articles of interest.
On Wednesday, the forum began with a session on the future of development assistance. Panelists from the government, private sector, and academia answered questions regarding the changing nature of development. Topics open for discussion included aid effectiveness, the appropriate use of limited resources, recent successes in development, and public-private partnerships.
On Tuesday, Rajiv Shah announced the launch of a new USAID Grand Challenge, “Powering Agriculture.” This challenge’s goal is to replace diesel energy and promote clean, sustainable energy sources for farmers across the globe, especially in resource-poor areas. Through a public-private partnership with a host of U.S.
This Tuesday afternoon session focused on the varied factors that impact food security including climate change, natural resource degradation, and population growth. Panelists discussed the changing role of agriculture in the broader development context. Increased funding and leadership have made food security an important development topic.
This Wednesday morning session brought together U.S. and foreign government officials as well as the founder of a citizen-based initiative in East Africa to discuss investment in sustainable development. The panelists emphasized that development was a long-term issue that involved many complicated factors.
One of the final sessions of the forum explored the increasingly diverse group of participants in development issues. The panel consisted of four speakers—Barbara Bush, Mandy Moore, Kay Warren, and Jim Kolbe.
G20 leaders meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico early next week must ensure that efforts to stimulate economic growth and reduce debt do not further marginalize poor people in developing nations, said leading NGO alliance InterAction.
UNICEF urgently requires US$ 67 million to address the immediate needs of children and women affected by the Sahel nutrition crisis in the first half of 2012, which is part of UNICEF’s total 2012 requirements of US$ 120 million.
This report is produced by the OCHA Regional Office for West and Central Africa in Dakar in collaboration with humanitarian partners and is issued by OCHA Headquarters in New York. It covers the period from 22 to 28 May 2012. The next report will be issued on or around 5 June.
Samuel A. Worthington, InterAction president and CEO, and Timothy Wirth, United Nations Foundation president, co-author an op-ed asking world leaders to fund the Global Polio Eradication Initiative as it faces a $1 billion shortfall.
To commemorate World Malaria Day (April 25), this month’s web features celebrate the work of Episcopal Relief & Development’s NetsforLife® program partnership in Africa, and the efforts of the organization’s friends in the US to raise awareness and support for the fight against malaria.
This press release announces the 2011 annual results of the NetsforLife® program partnership. With support from corporations, foundations and faith-based organizations such as Episcopal Relief & Development, NetsforLife®
In November 2010, the Protection Working Group at InterAction issued a series of papers documenting an array of issues affecting the lives of Haitians made even more vulnerable by the 2010 earthquake. The papers set forth a number of recommendations calling on interested parties to ensure that all steps taken in rebuilding Haiti would uphold and restore lives with safety, dignity and rights.
Identified as a key principle of effective development, country ownership has become an ever-present part of the foreign assistance reform debate. While the Obama administration has embraced country ownership in the Presidential Policy Directive on Global Development (PPD) and other executive initiatives, it remains unclear how to put this principle into practice on the ground.
Episcopal Relief & Development's 2012 Lenten Meditations are available in English and in Spanish, both in print and electronically. Orders for print booklets should be placed with the Episcopal Media Center by February 10 for delivery by Ash Wednesday, February 22. Online booklets and
Country ownership empowers and supports effective states and citizens to take responsibility for their own development, using local systems and resources to build capacity and create change in communities that they are committed to sustaining.
“Country ownership” has become an often used term in international development. The purpose of this paper is to provide some clarification by presenting InterAction’s definition along with an outline of its core elements and recommendations for ensuring meaningful stakeholder participation in U.S. government development processes.
This week House and Senate appropriators inched closer toward a nine-bill omnibus spending package to complete the FY2012 appropriations process by Dec. 16, which is the date when the continuing resolution currently funding the government is set to expire. Please see the Washington Update section for more details on the end game for FY2012 appropriations.
International leaders meeting in Bonn on Monday to discuss the future of Afghanistan should expand their focus from short-term stabilization efforts to longer term development work that will have a lasting impact on the country.
CANNES, Nov 4 (IPS) - While the Greek bailout and stimulus package dominated discussion among the Group of 20 (G20) major industrialised and emerging market economies at the high-level summit in Cannes, France, this week, the proposed financial transactions tax (FTT) received meagre attention.
The president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, had planned to use his leadership of the G20 this year to highlight some of the needs of the developing world. Instead, the focus of G20 summit in Cannes has been on the threat of a Greek default and destabilization of the eurozone.
The outcome of the G20 summit in Cannes was mixed, with progress on tax havens but not enough concrete action to ease the burden of the financial crisis on the world’s poor, said InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based NGOs.
''The fact that it takes a report from Bill Gates to get development back on the agenda speaks volumes about how the G20 needs to shift its focus in the future from not only being in crisis mode but towards building a more inclusive, sustainable global economy"
Sam Worthington quoted in this news story that was published in multiple French newspapers including L'Express.
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have argued Wednesday that the G20 continues to mobilize for development despite the crisis and expressed hope that the summit in Cannes does not block the implementation by some countries in the transaction tax financial.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Global development groups on Friday called on G20 leaders to step up to their commitments to tackle global food security and come up with new ways to boost world growth that also benefit the poorest.
The FY2012 appropriations continued on a contorted path this week as House Appropriations Committee Chair Harold Rogers (R-KY) outlined his path toward completing the process and details emerged that the next Senate mini-bus will likely include the State, Foreign Operations bill, along with Financial Services and Energy—Water.
Late last week, the Obama administration announced that it has sent a “small number of U.S. military advisors” to central Africa to assist forces in the region that are pursuing the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).
Did you know… … that together, InterAction members and U.S. corporations manage an estimated $19.4 billion in international development program funds? Together, we represent more than half of the total U.S. private investment in developing countries.*
A recent survey of InterAction member CEOs, presidents and executive directors revealed:
Results, indicators, metrics, evaluation, accountability, transparency, cost-benefit analysis – these seemed to be the buzzwords this week as more than 1,000 international aid agency representatives gathered in the nation’s capital to discuss the theme of “Investing in Common Solutions” to the world’s most pressing problems.
In response to the famine and drought that has affected millions of people located along the horn of the Eastern Africa region, Giving Children Hope (GCHope), Orange County’s second largest nonprofit, is preparing shipments of pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and other essential items to aid relief efforts.
Read how atoll permaculture in the Solomon Islands is helping to secure the food supply in spite of rising sea levels, and about the 150-year-strong Eight O’May luncheon that benefits organizations including Episcopal Relief &
Samuel A. Worthington writes about the prospective 2012 U.S. presidential candidates who want to limit our engagement abroad and those lawmakers who propose cuts to the 2012 foreign affairs budget have forgotten a basic budgeting rule.
InterAction watched with interest this week President Obama’s speech on troop levels in Afghanistan. With much of the attention centered on the aspects of the security transition, the face of long-term development in Afghanistan remains to be seen. In testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday Secretary of State Hillary Clinton noted that the U.S.
InterAction News Release: Members of Congress and U.S. NGOs announce the need to integrate global development and environmental policies with the launch of InterAction's new policy paper titled "The Nature of Development," which calls for alignment of the two issues in order to improve the effectiveness of U.S. foreign policy investments.
This week, the House of Representatives (the Senate was in recess) held a couple of hearings of interest to development and humanitarian community. On Wednesday, the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia heard testimony from administration officials regarding the upcoming U.S.
A new USAID program allows companies of all sizes including large corporations, to send professionals abroad to local governments and groups in developing nations. Sam Worthington is quoted in a MSNBC article saying that a partnership of government, corporations and non-profits is essential for achieving the Millennium Dvelopment Goals.
InterAction News Release: G8 leaders meeting in Deauville this week must break a cycle of broken promises and honor billions of dollars in commitments for food, agricultural and health assistance, said the largest alliance of U.S.-based NGOs.
The G8 is committed to aid effectiveness in the areas of global health and food security. Food security is central in the G8's development concerns as the countries focus on financial aid as well as research. The G8 has also mobilized over 40 percent of the $60 billion that was pledged towards global health in 2007.
InterAction News Release: The official G8 “Deauville Accountability Report” released today underscores the need for the world’s richest nations to be fully accountable and follow through on previous public promises to deliver aid in key areas like food security and global health.
This week, House Appropriations Chair Hal Rogers (R-KY) announced a disappointing FY2012 subcommittee allocation for State, Foreign Operations that continues the radically downward trend in spending for international affairs begun in FY2011.
Led by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) (http://www.gainhealth.org).and InterAction (http://www.interaction.org), 1,000 Days informs key partners about the economic consequences of and cost-effective interventions for undernutrition to make this a priority in donor and country governments’ development strategie
Arthur Keys, President and CEO of IRD stated today: "I was concerned when reading a Washington Post article by its Afghanistan reporter Rajiv Chandrasekaran which inaccurately portrayed the situation on the ground in Afghanistan with c
On April 14, 2011, InterAction President and CEO Samuel A. Worthington testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs. His testimony, below, championed the importance and value of the poverty-focused development and humanitarian accounts administered by USAID and the State Department.
INTERACTION STATEMENT: With food prices at record levels, financial leaders meeting in Washington this week must urge their governments to follow through on pledges they made two years ago to improve food security.
InterAction's G8/G20 Task Force applauds the work of the G20 leaders to enhance financial inclusion by increasing access to financial services by low-income people. Improving the range and quality of financial services available to previously excluded individuals strengthens their ability to secure and increase their financial assets.
In past years, the State Department and foreign operations appropriation bill has passed with strong bipartisan support, often by an overwhelming margin. Members of both parties have understood how important diplomacy and development are—not only to U.S.
Press release by InterAction member ChildFund International on its partnership with InterAction member Physicians for Peace on disability work in Haiti a year after the January 12, 2010, earthquake in Port-au-Prince.
“We estimate that between 2005 and 2010, nearly half a billion people escaped extreme hardship, as the total number of the world's poor fell to 878 million people. Never before in history have so many people been lifted out of poverty in such a short period.”
InterAction's G8/G20 Task Force published a G20 Summit Policy Brief on innovative financing and the elimination of tax havens. The short brief provides information on the potential role a global financial transfer fee (also sometimes called a transfer tax) might play in responding to international crises.
Transcript of an interview of InterAction's president and CEO, Sam Worthington, and the State Department's Special Coordinator for Haiti, Thomas Adams, on the way forward in Haiti after the one year anniversary of the earthquake on January 12, 2010.
Joint press statement released by InterAction and 38 of its members on January 10, 2011, regarding the reconstruction in Haiti leading up to the one year anniversary of the earthquake in Port-au-Prince.
Chapter Two of Bread for the World's 2011 Hunger Report examines country-led development and advocates for the United States to incorporate this principle into all of its foreign aid programs, as it has with the Feed the Future Initiative.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton unveiled the final report of the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR). The report provides a blueprint for elevating American "civilian power" to better advance national interests and to be a better partner to the U.S. military.
John Ruthrauff, InterAction’s International Advocacy Director, is quoted in this article about the World Bank’s International Development Association agreeing to boost funding for low-income countries.
InterAction welcomes the release of the final report of the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR), the most comprehensive and thoughtful look at U.S. diplomacy and development efforts in half a century.
Haiti is now facing one of the most severe outbreaks of cholera that has been seen in the last century. This outbreak is made more complex by the humanitarian situation which resulted from the 12 January earthquake, which killed an estimated 230,000 people and injured 300,000.
Bond, InterAction’s United Kingdom counterpart coalition of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) involved in international development and humanitarian relief, released Seoul G20 Summit: UK NGO Briefing Paper on Tuesday, November 9.
Originally developed as part of InterAction's Africa Liaison Program Inititiative (ALPI) to foster relationships between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and nongovernmental organizations in the U.S.
Originally developed as part of InterAction's Africa Liaison Program Inititiative (ALPI) to foster relationships between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and nongovernmental organizations in the U.S.
InterAction President and CEO Samuel A. Worthington, in representative of the alliance of U.S. NGOs applauds the President Obama’s new global development policy.InterAction looks forward to co-work with the Administration to turn the policy framework into results.
InterAction applauds for President Obama’s action of announcing his MDG plan on July 30-over a month prior to the U.N. MDG Summit in September. Meanwhile, we strongly urges the Administration to consider the following key recommendations on each of the eight MDGs as the plan is finalized.
Six months on, the dramatic destruction caused by the 12 January 2010 earthquake in Haiti is still synonymous with unbelievable stress for over three million people1, including 1.6 million living in 1,342 spontaneous settlements, of which 800,000 are estimated to be children.
JUNE 2010 marks 6 months since a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit the island nation of Haiti…While the recovery process has begun, devastation in Port-au- Prince, and many areas beyond, remains without precedent. As many as 3 million people were affected by the quake, 1 million left homeless, 300,000 injured, and over 220,000 killed.
As members of the international community gather in Kabul for the International Conference on Afghanistan, InterAction is pleased that the expected focus of the conference is “Afghan priorities for the Afghan people”.
To continue supporting Haiti after the 7.0 earthquake on January 12, Giving Children Hope is transitioning from an immediate recovery response to a season of long-term reconstruction. To date, Giving Children Hope has distributed over $7 million worth of life-saving medicines, medical supplies and other relief items.
This is a step-by-step guide to assist InterAction members in developing and implementing policies to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) of beneficiaries and vulnerable members of the community in countries where members work.
InterAction has published, Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): The Road Forward for the U.S., a policy paper that outlines key recommendations from U.S.-based international NGOs on each of the eight MDGs.
In the aftermath of the January earthquake, the massive displacement of over a million people and the profound disruption of every aspect of daily life have greatly exacerbated the protection risks for women and girls in Haiti.
The Muskoka Accountability Report reflects the efforts of the G8 (Cananda, France, United States, United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, Japan, and Italy) to achieve a number of development-related commitments. It reports on G8 performance, assesses the reults of G8 action, and identifies lessons for future reporting.
A summary of recommendations from InterAction's G8/G20 Coordination Group policy briefs on global health; climate change; food, hunger, and agriculture; accountability; global safe drinking water and sanitation; global economic crisis and; basic education.
Save the Children calls on governments to provide stalwart support to meet Haiti’s immediate and long-term development needs, in cooperation with the Haitian government and a wide variety of partners, including local civil society and children themselves.
This policy brief, published by Save the Children in May, 2010, explores how to support local ownership and build national capacity by applying a flexible and country-based approach to aid instruments.
The InterAction G8/G20 NGO Coordination Group applauds the G8’s decision in 2009 to improve accountability on its global health commitments and to build on the revised "Toyako Framework for Action on Global Health." To leverage President Obama’s Global Health Initiative and galvanize international action by the time of the September 2010 UN Millennium Development Goal (MDG
To leverage President Obama’s commitment to erase the global primary education gap by 2015, the United States should scale up its investment in international education aid, and improve aid effectiveness by leading a transformation and re-launch of the Fast Track Initiative (FTI) (www.education-fast-track.org) as an independent, democratic and fully resourced global financing mechanism for
Notes from the "Consultation with the Global NGO Community on Building Back Better in Haiti" which occurred on March 25, 2010 in New York City. The event was co-hosted by the European Union, InterAction, and the U.N. Office of the Special Envoy to Haiti.
Letter from InterAction's President & CEO Samuel A. Worthington to the chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate State, Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittees on InterAction's recommendations for the anticipated FY2010 supplemental funding measure.
A letter to Senators Lugar, Casey, and Durbin from InterAction and 26 member organizations applauding the Congressmen's leadership in promoting global food security with the introduction of the Global Food Security Act (S.384).
The Global Food Security Act of 2009 (S. 384) was introducted on February 5, 2009 by Senators Dick Lugar and Robert Casey. The Global Food Security Act calls for the creation of a comprehensive food security strategy, a White House Corodinator to develop and oversee the strategy and authorizes agriculural development measures critical to addressing long-term hunger.
The Global Food Security Act of 2009 (H.R. 3077) was introduced on June 26, 2009 by Representative Betty McCollum. The Global Food Security Act calls for the creation of a comprehensive food security strategy, a White House Coordinator to develop and oversee the strategy and authorizes agricultural development measures critical to addressing long-term hunger. The House ver
The Roadmap to End Global Hunger and Promote Food Security Act of 2009 (H.R. 2817) was introduced on June 11, 2009 by Representative James McGovern. The Roadmap Act outlines the elements of a comprehensive strategy, including emergency response, safety nets, nutrition programs, and agricultural development.
This document outlines The Global Food Security Act of 2009 (H.R.3077) introduced by Representative Betty McCollum (D-MN). The bill calls for a coordinated and comprehensive U.S. global food security strategy that leverages bilateral and multilateral investments and creates partnerships with the private sector, NGOs, and universities.
This document outlines the Lugar Casey Global Food Security Act (S.384). The bill would re-orient U.S. foreign assistance programs to focus on promoting food security and rural development in countries with large, chronically hungry populations.
The document briefly summarizes the Roadmap to End Hunger and Promote Food Security Act of 2009 introduced on June 11, 2009 by Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO). The bill outlines a comprehensive U.S. strategy to effectively address world hunger and improve food security and the mechanisms necessary to coordinate the strategy.
World Vision will distribute Vestergaard Frandsen’s next-generation anti-malaria bed nets in Zambia beginning next month to better protect households in malaria-endemic communities where the mosquito-borne disease is a top killer of children.
Approximately 75 million children—55% of which are girls—lack access to quality, basic education. This education deficit effectively cripples the ability of these countries to participate in the global economy, build stable and democratic government systems, and protect their citizens from abuse and ill health.
This document, published by the Millennium Challenge Corporation in February, 2009, is designed to provide eligible country partners with an overview of how consultations are integrated into compact development and implementation, and to explain MCC’s expectations with regard to management and reporting on this process.
This document, published by the SNV Netherlands Development Organization in 2009, describes the first of four joint programs implemented by the SNV Netherlands Development Organization and the United Nations Development Programme, aimed at strengthening local actors' paricipation in MDG-based development strategies.
This document, published by the Advisory Group on Civil Society and Aid Effectiveness on January 28, 2008, summarizes key issues and proposals arising from the six Advisory Group consultations, as well as from related independent processes, that have together contributed to a better understanding of the Advisory Group's mandate on aid effectiveness.
In this issue, we explore the role of NGOs in major development initiatives. From Presidential programs to global efforts, we will look at how NGOs have helped to achieve results in some areas and how we can be better engaged in others.
In this issue of Monday Developments, we have allowed ourselves the luxury of a deliberately ambitious goal: to invite practitioners from within and outside our community to share with us their take on happenings that are consistent and frequent enough to be considered trends.
This Research and Policy in Development toolkit, published by the Overseas Development Institute (July 2006), describes a range of tools that CSOs can use to understand and map political context in order to engage more effectively in policy processes and promote country ownership.
This synthesis, published by Zaza Curran of the Overseas Development Institute in October, 2005, looks at civil society’s participation in the Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers process and examines whether the recommendations made by civil society organizations were included in the final PRSP documents.
The Position Statement on Demonstrating NGO Effectiveness provides a common foundation of principles and standards for the InterAction community. It was prepared by InterAction’s Working Group on Evaluation and Program Effectiveness and approved by the InterAction Board of Directors on September 20, 2005.
This paper, published by the World Bank in 2005, assesses the World Bank’s recent relations with civil society organizations and proposes new options for promoting effective civil engagement in the future.
This document, written by Harry Blair in 1998, examines civil society participation and democracy building through five case studies, from which he offers a number of lessons for international donors planning assistance to civil society.
This paper, written by Diana Milton, examines the definition of civil society, the contributions of civil society organizations to poverty reduction and the common strategies used by NGOs and other development agencies to support civil society.
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