Many issues that InterAction and its members work on broach multiple sectors and disciplines, and span national borders. On the broadest issues, InterAction has helped to create several partners to focus on these issues.
The Alliance for International Youth Development (AIYD) is a new community of practice and an advocacy coalition comprised of leading U.S.-based youth and community development organizations. The Alliance provides an opportunity for engaged organizations and individuals to share and discuss effective practices, and to advocate for and inform policies that support and impact youth. The 1,000 Days partnership promotes targeted action and investment to improve nutrition for mothers and children in the 1,000 days between a woman's pregnancy and her child's second birthday when better nutrition can have a life-changing impact on a child's future and help break the cycle of poverty.
In addition to these far-reaching partnerships, InterAction has also reached out to partner with a wide range of other organizations, building on our history of increased effectiveness through collective effort. Alliances range from informal to more formally defined relationships around areas of mutual interest. Activities include information sharing, coordination of activities, advancement of mutual learning and collective advocacy.
InterAction actively seeks out individual NGOs, platforms and networks involved in the issues we address. Partnerships can involve both InterAction member and nonmember organizations with an interest in the issue, alliances with relevant international networks and bilateral work when appropriate. Some of these partnerships are temporary, but several are long-term and ongoing.
InterAction is committed to being the voice and prime representative of U.S. international NGOs in building alliances and common agendas with NGO networks and other strategic partners around the world.
- Better Aid
The Better Aid process seeks to improve the effectiveness of bilateral and multilateral aid in the context of the 2005 Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and its next iteration in 2011.
- Coordination SUD
Coordination SUD is the coordinating platform of French NGOs working internationally in development and humanitarian relief. InterAction and Coordination SUD have agreed to work together to increase information exchange and engagement on issues of mutual interest.
- G8 NGO Platform Network
The G8 NGO Platform Network seeks to enhance collaboration among NGO platforms in the G8 countries in order to effectively impact the attention given to and the ways in which development and humanitarian issues are addressed in G8 Summits.
- Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC)
The IASC is the primary mechanism for interagency coordination of humanitarian assistance and is a unique forum involving the key UN and non-UN humanitarian partners. InterAction is a principal member of the IASC.
- International Forum of National NGO Platforms (IFP)
The IFP brings together over 80 national and regional NGO platforms for the purpose of facilitating cooperation at the regional, interregional and international levels on common advocacy and capacity building actions. Six key areas for activity were defined at the founding meeting in October 2008. Please visit the IFP website for more information.
- Millennium Challenge Corporation
Challenge Corporation (MCC) was established in 2004 to administer the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA), announced by President Bush at the 2002 Financing for Development Conference with the goal of reducing global poverty through the promotion of sustainable economic growth.
- Open Forum on CSO Development Effectiveness
The mandate of the Open Forum is to work with civil society organizations (CSOs) globally to define the key principles of development effectiveness and the enabling conditions necessary for CSOs to operate effectively.
The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) was created to address the need for more and better impact evaluations to improve accountability for public spending. The initiative works to improve the lives of people in the developing world by supporting the production and use of evidence on what works, when, why and for how much.
InterAction and its member organizations collaborate with, and support the work of, the U.S. government’s lead humanitarian and international development organization, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
- United Nations
InterAction works closely with a number of United Nation agencies on issues related to humanitarian affair activities. They range from humanitarian reform, humanitarian financing mechanisms and partnership strengthening to policy and guideline review, advocacy and emergency response. These UN agencies include: