InterAction CEO Testifies at Senate Hearing on International Development

On May 3, InterAction CEO Sam Worthington testified before a Senate Committee on Foreign Relations subcommittee hearing on "Global Philanthropy, Remittances and International Development," presided by Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) as Chair and with Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) present as ranking member.

In his testimony (PDF), Worthington discussed the symbiotic relationship between international NGOs and the U.S. Government, offering suggestions to improve the partnership. He explored the regulatory barriers that make it hard for NGOs to operate around the world, touching on some recommendations for addressing these challenges in connection to partner vetting and de-banking.

Worthington was joined on the panel by the following individuals:

  • Semhar Araia
    Managing Director, Diaspora and Multicultural Partnerships
    UNICEF USA
  • Una Osili
    Professor of Economics and Director of Research, The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
    Indiana University
  • Daniel F. Runde
    William A. Schreyer Chair and Director, Project on Prosperity and Development
    Center for Strategic and International Studies

Watch the webcast. Sam Worthington’s testimony begins roughly at 43:30:00. 

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