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President and CEO Mr.

Robert Zoellick
Samuel A. Worthington
President
Chair World Bank
Charles MacCormack, 1818 H Street, NW
Save the Children
Washington DC20433
Vice Chair August 8, 2007
Ritu Sharma Fox,
Women’s Edge
Dear Ambassador Zoellick,
Treasurer
Amy Coen, In the meeting you hosted for NGO representatives on 25 June 2007, I raised the idea of
Population Action International having occasional meetings to confer as leaders of our respective organizations. As you are
aware, InterAction, with over 160 members, is the largest alliance of U.S.-based international
development and humanitarian NGOs. As such InterAction has been an interlocutor
Board of Directors engaging our members with the Bank for over a decade.
Nancy A. Aossey,
International Medical Corps
Kenneth Bacon, Refugees International I received a letter dated 19 July from Marwan Musaher, World Bank Senior Vice President
David Beckmann, Bread for the World for External Affairs following up on the June meeting. Mr. Muasher noted InterAction’s
Carol Bellamy, World Learning
Sekyu Chang, ongoing relationship with the Bank and referred us to John Garrison and the Civil Society
Korean American Sharing Movement Team. A number of our staff already have a close working relationship with Mr. Garrison,
Julius Coles, Africare
Helene D. Gayle, CARE USA
and we will continue to work with him on several ongoing and planned initiatives.
Anne Lynam Goddard, Christian Children’s Fund
Lee H. Hamilton, At our last meeting, I particularly like your idea of creating an informal NGO group, chaired
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Neal Keny-Guyer, Mercy Corps
by you, that would meet occasionally. In addition, meetings at the senior leadership level on
Elizabeth Lathem, US Committee for UNDP areas of mutual interest would be fruitful. One priority concern for our institutions is gender
Lelei Lelaulu, Counterpart International equality and its link to poverty alleviation. I’d like to salute the Bank on its recent Global
Jo Luck, Heifer International
John McCullough, Church World Service Monitoring Report on the MDGs and the new insights it provides in this area. I would
Stephen F. Moseley, propose a meeting with several of InterAction NGO member agency CEOs and both of us to
Academy for Educational Development discuss what we can do to accelerate progress on the MDGs by integrating gender. The
Daniel E. Pellegrom, Pathfinder International
Linda Pfeiffer, INMED Bank’s new Gender Action Plan is an outstanding example of leadership on this front. We’d
Robert Radtke, welcome an update on the Plan, as well as the opportunity to talk with you about our own
Episcopal Relief and Development
Yolonda C. Richardson,
activities.
Centre for Development and Population Activities
George Rupp, International Rescue Committee I look forward to hearing from your office re scheduling a time for the first of what I would
Zainab Salbi, Women for Women International
Ron Sconyers, Physicians for Peace
propose as a series of meetings at the leadership level.
Kathy Spahn, Helen Keller International
Richard Stearns, World Vision Sincerely,
Tsehaye Teferra,
Ethiopian Community Development Council
Sam Worthington (Ex-Officio)

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Samuel A. Worthington
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Interaction is a membership association of US private voluntary organizations engaged in international humanitarian efforts including
relief, development, refugee assistance, environment, population, public policy, and global education.