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InterAction Member Snapshot: NGO Accountability

Every day, InterAction Members are working all over the world to combat poverty and alleviate suffering. As a platform…

May 12, 2021
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Joint Letter Urging U.N. Secretary General Guterres To Take Immediate Action For The Internally Displaced After Report Release

Nearly two years after its launch, the U.N. Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement released a much-anticipated report…

October 14, 2021
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ActionAid Community-Based Complaints Mechanisms for SHEA and Safeguarding during COVID-19

Community-based complaints mechanisms ensure that communities can raise concerns about ActionAid staff/processes. Communities can use community complaints mechanisms to raise concerns, give feedback to international agencies, and report incidents of sexual exploitation and abuse. They help to create a strong culture of accountability; enable us to improve the quality, impact and effectiveness of our programmes; and ensure our programmes are safe during COVID-19.

June 1, 2021
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Power, Privilege & the Realities of NGO Localization Efforts Amid COVID-19

Localization is a fashionable topic in the humanitarian community. The COVID-19 pandemic—where containment measures continue to disrupt humanitarian access—has ignited…

May 17, 2021
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NGO Leaders on Keeping Up with Change and Shoring Up Business Models

In January 2021, InterAction conducted its fourth-annual survey to assess and reflect back perceptions of the changing global development and…

May 12, 2021
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Statement on the Biden Administration’s First 100 Days

As we reflect on the first 100 days of the Biden Administration, InterAction is taking stock of the commitments and…

April 29, 2021
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Decarbonizing Relief and Development Work

Over the past year, commitments made by corporations to achieve net-zero emissions have nearly doubled. In 2019 alone, 90% of S&P 500 companies have published greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets and…

April 29, 2021
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Building Connections and Trust to Counter Disinformation

The global rise of dis- and misinformation has increased distrust of traditional media sources and communities. This can seriously…

April 23, 2021
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Staff Perception Survey

In late 2019, InterAction hired Keystone Accountability, an organization specialized in feedback systems, to develop a questionnaire and accompanying guidance notes. This includes: (1) A full questionnaire of the staff perception survey on sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment in their organizations. (2) A facilitation guide for follow-up dialogues with staff. (3) A set of scenario-based questions for HR recruitment interviews The present document includes guidance for organizations using the staff perception questionnaire. It explains the rationale behind the choices made in the questionnaire and provides concrete guidance for survey administration, analysis, and follow-up. (4) A guidance note for international NGOs.

April 2, 2021
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“We Didn’t Realize the Harm We Were Doing”

January 24 marks the International Day of Education, which celebrates the integral role that education plays in peace and…

January 24, 2021