Policy & Advocacy

InterAction is the nation’s leading policy advocate for international humanitarian relief and development programs. Using the collective voice of our more than 180 non-governmental organization (NGO) members, InterAction shapes important U.S. and international policy decisions on relief and long-term development issues. These issues include foreign assistance, global health, food security, nutrition, water, climate change and education.

Budget and Appropriations

Encouraging robust U.S. government investment in humanitarian and poverty-focused development assistance programs is one of InterAction’s core priorities. Choose to Invest is our leading budget advocacy tool and is filled with helpful information at your fingertips. Check it out! Also find our in-depth budget table and learn more about the current appropriations debates in Washington. Contact your member of Congress and urge lawmakers to support robust foreign assistance.

Development Policy

InterAction leads, supports and mobilizes its members to take collective action, improve the impact of their programs, increase their global reach and advocate for efforts that advance human well-being around the world.

Food Aid Reform

The U.S. food aid program known as Food for Peace Title II is critical in the global fight against hunger. InterAction and its members – many of whom implement food aid programs – are pushing for reforms to the program in order to help more people suffering from hunger and malnutrition. InterAction regularly convenes the NGO community on this issue and leads strategic advocacy and education on food aid reform aimed at Congress and the Administration. 

Foreign Assistance Reform

InterAction plays a leading role in advocating for greater coherence, coordination, elevation and effectiveness of U.S. international humanitarian and development programs. Learn more about our efforts at home and abroad to improve our foreign assistance programs.

G8/G20

Our global partnerships enable InterAction to take a lead role in shaping the broader international development and humanitarian debate. InterAction facilitates and coordinates the G8/G20 Advocacy Alliance of U.S. NGOs. There is both Alliance and individual NGO advocacy on the agenda of annual G8 and G20 summits.

InterAction’s Foreign Assistance Briefing Book, published at the beginning of every new Congress, reflects our community’s wealth of experience and best thinking on the issues and key areas affecting international relief and development. Choose to Invest in Development & Humanitarian Relief FY2014 offers recommendations to lawmakers on funding for poverty-focused and humanitarian accounts.