The U.S. international NGO community embodies values such as compassion, self-help and independence, democracy and innovation. InterAction leads, supports, and mobilizes its members, nearly 200 U.S.-based international non-profits, 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.
InterAction promotes human rights and social justice, environmental sustainability, transparency, and democratic ownership and participation, drawing together the significant operational expertise of its member organizations to inform the policies and approaches of the U.S. government, multilateral and U.N. institutions, foundations, and corporations.
InterAction coordinates the development community in policy discussions, with a current emphasis on the following areas:
Budget and Appropriations. InterAction advocates for the robust funding of development accounts in the U.S. budget, including Development Assistance (DA), Global Health and Child Survival, McGovern Dole Food Aid, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation.
Climate Change and the Environment. InterAction and its members advocate for the integration of climate response and environmental regeneration across development sectors. In June 2011, InterAction released a ground-breaking report, The Nature of Development, laying out the path forward in this area for the development community.
Food Security. InterAction and its members promote inclusive food security policies by focusing on underserved groups, such as women and minority populations, environmental sustainability, undernutrition, and advocate for a strong, central role for civil society.
Health. InterAction and its members advocate for successful and scalable health programs that are sustainable, country-driven, reach the poor and at-risk populations, and take advantage of the links between food security, the environment, nutrition, and water and sanitation.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). InterAction and its members advocate for the sustainable integration of WASH into U.S. and multilateral development programs.