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USAID and INGOs – Traveling a New Path Together

The landscape of international development, and the architecture of aid that has traditionally underpinned it, have shifted significantly over the last decade. The “how” of development is no longer just about aid effectiveness – it encompasses all actors with a stake in its success.

Finding Our Common Voice and Our Collective Power

On June 20, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of InterAction and our coplaintiffs in AOSI vs. USAID, a case challenging a 2003 law that required all groups receiving U.S. government funds for international HIV and AIDS work to have a policy explicitly opposing prostitution. The issue at hand was not prostitution, or its victims, but whether our government has the right to dictate what U.S. NGOs must say as they implement programs with private resources.

To Advance Development, Protect Civil Society

“The strength and success of all countries and all regions depends in part on protecting and supporting civil society.”

On Monday, September 23, President Obama convened a high level meeting on the margins of the 68th United Nations General Assembly to discuss the growing crackdown on civil society. He opened the discussion with the above statement.

A Critical Change: What the Humanitarian Field Must Do to Do Better

The humanitarian field is highly responsive to its fiercest critic – itself. Constant improvements are sought and solutions offered on how to better assist those in crisis.We often focus these evaluations on ourselves since we know that through greater coordination we can do more.

Meet InterAction's New Board Chairman: A Social Entrepreneur with a Strong Commitment to People

Should Mercy Corps buy an Indonesian bank? Neal Keny-Guyer was uncertain at first. It was a novel – even crazy – idea that brought huge risk for the NGO he leads.

“I imagined a newspaper headline saying, ‘Mercy Corps’ Bank in Bali Fails,’” he later told BusinessWeek. “I thought of the reaction of our donors to that bit of news.”

Monthly Development - May 2013, Volume 31, Issue 5

Monthly Developments Magazine (formerly Monday Developments Magazine and affectionately known as MD) covered the latest in international relief and development trends – f

March 2013: Humanitarian Groups Warn Against Direct Aid To Syrian Rebels

Article in UN Dispatch quoting InterAction President Samuel A. Worthington on the Syrian conflict and the need to protect humanitarian independence.

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