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InterAction CEO Roundtable on Climate Leadership: A Conversation with the Biden Administration

Recognizing the 51st anniversary of Earth Day, the Leaders’ Climate Summit, and the one-year anniversary of InterAction’s NGO Climate Compact launch, InterAction hosted a virtual event with the Biden Administration focused on the upcoming work by U.S. development agencies to integrate and elevate climate considerations and support vulnerable countries…

April 21, 2021
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The Role of Global Civil Society in Supporting a Genuinely Transformative, Inclusive & Ambitious G7

We are facing the largest global crisis in a generation. The COVID-19 pandemic, and all its consequences, will shape our global economy, health systems, food insecurity, and poverty rates for the rest of this decade, and likely generations to come. This has been a terrifying year for so many reasons.

April 20, 2021
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Three Takeaways from InterAction’s Analysis on GRF Pledges

In an era of rising populism and rejection of multilateralism across the globe, the adoption of the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) marked a much-needed demonstration of global solidarity with refugees and the countries that host them. The GCR presented an opportunity to establish better mechanisms for the express…

April 19, 2021
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Strategy Considerations and Recommendations for USAID on Climate Adaptation and Integration

The Biden Administration is swiftly moving to reestablish U.S global leadership on climate by reentering the Paris Agreement, issuing the Executive Order on Tackling Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, and hosting the Leaders’ Climate Summit April 22-23 in commemoration of Earth Day. In response to the Executive Order calling on USAID and many other agencies to develop…

April 19, 2021
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2021 InterAction Annual Award Winners

Every year, InterAction’s annual awards recognize outstanding leaders within the global development and humanitarian sectors. These are leaders who are shaping the evolution of the U.S. NGO sector and who have made significant contributions to defend and advance the rights of people living in the poorest and most vulnerable communities…

April 14, 2021
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What Works for GBV Program Adaptation

It has been one year since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, and its impact on women and girls has been especially harmful. The pandemic has increased the risk of exposure to gender-based violence (GBV) and challenged service provision and program implementation. Meanwhile, GBV programming remains even more essential and…

April 14, 2021
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Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas

The use of explosive weapons in populated areas (EWIPA) has caused significant harm to civilian populations. Beyond individual deaths and injuries, explosive weapons cause indirect and reverberating effects, such as psychological trauma, loss of livelihoods, disruptions to vital services, lack of access to medical care, food insecurity, protracted displacement, among other concerns. Global momentum has grown to avoid the use of EWIPA, particularly those with…

April 14, 2021
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New InterAction Research Confirms Global Counter-Terror Efforts Harm and Curtail the Delivery of Humanitarian Aid

In the aftermath of 9/11, efforts to combat and counter-terrorist activities (C.T.) have been a foreign policy priority for governments, the United Nations, and regional and international bodies around the world. Today, humanitarian organizations navigate a complex web of laws, policies, funding requirements, and enforcement mechanisms. Whether unintended or not,…

April 6, 2021
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2021 G7 Summit Recommendations

The 2021 Group of Seven (G7) Summit comes during an extraordinary moment in history. The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked the deepest economic recession in nearly a century, disrupting economic activity and livelihoods, and has resulted in more than 2.7 million deaths globally. Meanwhile, as the world begins recovery efforts, we…

March 31, 2021
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InterAction’s CEO PSEAH Pledge—Three Year Update

In March 2018, InterAction launched its CEO Pledge on Preventing Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment (PSEAH). Signed by 140 organizations to date, the Pledge “represents our commitment to practices and policies that will not only protect our own staff, but also the communities we serve.” In the three years…

March 30, 2021
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How to Turbocharge the Peace Process in Afghanistan

I am the country director for a large American humanitarian organization working in Afghanistan that has been providing emergency and other lifesaving assistance to Afghan communities in remote and settled areas since 1984. Because we care deeply about the future of Afghanistan, my colleagues and I read the final…

March 30, 2021
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Celebrating Women’s Impact on Development and Humanitarian Aid

In the midst of great societal change and unrest, many questions regarding the very fabric of institutions are being asked in a way that is indicative of the 21st century. During March, Women’s History Month further acts as a catalyst for discussing the varying accomplishments that women have had in…

March 29, 2021