Our Work

International Partnerships

Many humanitarian and development issues are multilateral in nature. InterAction therefore works to address these issues in partnership with 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 seeks to operate its alliances according to the following principles and guidelines: actively seek out individual NGOs, platforms and networks involved in the issue being addressed; involve both InterAction member and nonmember organizations with an interest in the issue; ally with relevant international networks; and work bilaterally when appropriate. InterAction maintains both temporary and ongoing international alliances. 

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. 
  • 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.
  • 3ie - 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.
  • USAID 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:
  • UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
  • World Food Program (WFP)
  • Office of the Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
  • World Health Organization (WHO)