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SETTING A BOLD AGENDA

FOR RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT
InterAction is the largest coalition of U.S.-based international non-
governmental organizations (NGOs) focused on the world’s poor and
most vulnerable people. Collectively, InterAction’s more than 165
members work in every developing country. Formed in 1984 with MOVING FORWARD IN 2008
22 members and now based in Washington, DC with a staff of 40,
InterAction’s member agencies are large and small, faith-based and InterAction’s work is guided by the following priorities:
secular and are headquartered across 25 states.
Goal 1
In poor communities throughout the developing world, InterAction Promote a bold agenda to focus U.S. development and
members meet people halfway in expanding opportunities and sup- humanitarian assistance on improving the conditions of
porting gender equality in education, health care, agriculture, small the world’s poor and most vulnerable.
business, and other areas. To forestall or recover from the violence that
Engage with the U.S. government to advance
impacts millions of innocent civilians, InterAction exercises leadership
poverty alleviation and humanitarian relief as major
in conflict prevention, the peaceful resolution of disputes, and peace- independent U.S. foreign assistance priorities.
building initiatives in post-conflict situations. InterAction members
Advocate for the creation of a cabinet-level
respond to natural disasters all around the world.
U.S. department that addresses development,
The U.S. public shows its support for advancing human dignity and humanitarian assistance, and other related issues.
peace in the world through contributions to InterAction members total-
ing around $6 billion annually. InterAction leverages the impact of this Goal 2
Demonstrate and enhance NGO accountability and
private support by advocating for the expansion of U.S. government in-
impact in development and humanitarian action.
vestments and by insisting that policies and programs are responsive to
the realities of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable populations.
Goal 3
InterAction’s comparative advantage rests on the uniquely field and Be the voice and prime representative of U.S.
practitioner-based expertise of its members. InterAction works with international NGOs in building alliances and common
its members to compile data on the impact of NGO programs, as agendas with NGO networks around the world and with
other strategic partners.
a basis for promoting best practices and for evidence-based public
policy formulation.

InterAction brings the values and experience of the NGO community For more information, visit:
into the broader development and humanitarian assistance community
through strategic alliances with key partners around particular issues
www.interaction.org
and objectives. These partnerships further leverage InterAction’s politi-
cal, intellectual, and financial capital. InterAction believes its future is
one of strategic alliances.

Neither InterAction nor its members bear lightly the responsibility of
the trust the American people place in us. As such, members adhere
to InterAction’s standards that help assure accountability in the critical
areas of financial management, fundraising, governance, and program
performance.

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InterAction Member Organizations

Academy for Educational Development Friends of Liberia National Wildlife Federation
Action Against Hunger USA Friends of the World Food Program ONE Campaign
ActionAid International USA Gifts In Kind International Operation USA
Adventist Development and Relief Giving Children Hope Opportunity International
Agency International (ADRA) Global Health Council Oxfam America
African Medical & Research Foundation Global Links Pact
African Methodist Episcopal Service and Global Resource Services Pan American Development Foundation
Development Agency (AME-SADA) GOAL USA PATH
Africare Goodwill Industries International Pathfinder International
Aga Khan Foundation USA Habitat for Humanity International PCI-Media Impact
Aid to Artisans Handicap International USA Perkins School for the Blind
Air Serv International Hands on Worldwide Physicians for Human Rights
Alliance to End Hunger Heart to Heart International Physicians for Peace
American Friends Service Committee Heartland Alliance Plan USA
American Jewish Joint Distribution Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Population Action International
Committee Heifer International Population Communication
American Jewish World Service Helen Keller International Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and
American Near East Refugee Aid Hesperian Foundation Hunger Program
American Red Cross International Services Holt International Children’s Services Project HOPE
American Refugee Committee Humane Society International (HIS) ProLiteracy Worldwide
AmeriCares The Hunger Project Quixote Center/Quest for Peace
America’s Development Foundation (ADF) Information Management and Mine Action Refugees International
Amigos de las Américas Programs (IMMAP) Relief International
Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team INMED Partnerships for Children RESULTS
Baptist World Alliance InsideNGO Salvation Army World Service Office
B’nai B’rith International Institute for Sustainable Communities Save the Children
BRAC USA Institute of Cultural Affairs Seva Foundation
Bread for the World International Aid, Inc. SHARE Foundation
Bread for the World Institute International Catholic Migration Society for International Development (SID)
Brother’s Brother Foundation Commission (ICMC) Solar Cookers International
Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict International Center for Research Stop Hunger Now
(CIVIC) on Women (ICRW) Support Group to Democracy
CARE International Crisis Group (ICG) Trickle Up Program
Catholic Medical Mission Board International Housing Coalition (IHC) Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
Catholic Relief Services International Institute of Rural United Methodist Committee on Relief
Center for Health and Gender Equity Reconstruction United Way International
(CHANGE) International Medical Corps USA for UNHCR
Center for International Health and International Orthodox Christian U.S. Committee for Refugees and
Cooperation (CIHC) Charities (IOCC) Immigrants
Centre for Development and Population International Reading Association U.S. Committee for UNDP
Activities (CEDPA) International Relief & Development U.S. Fund for UNICEF
CHF International International Relief Teams VAB (Volunteers Association of Bangladesh)
Christian Blind Mission (CBM) International Rescue Committee (IRC) Winrock International
Christian Children’s Fund (CCF) International Social Service — United States Women for Women International
Christian Reformed World Relief of America Branch, Inc Women’s Environment and Development
Committee (CRWRC) International Youth Foundation Organization
Church World Service Interplast Women Thrive Worldwide
Citizens Development Corps Islamic Relief USA World Cocoa Foundation
Citizens Network for Foreign Affairs Joint Aid Management (JAM) World Concern
Communications Consortium Media Center Jesuit Refugee Services USA World Conference of Religions for Peace
Concern America Korean American Sharing Movement World Education
CONCERN Worldwide U.S., Inc. Latter-day Saint Charities World Emergency Relief
Congressional Hunger Center Life for Relief and Development World Hope International
Counterpart International Lutheran World Relief World Learning
Direct Relief International Management Sciences for Health (MSH) World Neighbors
Doctors of the World MAP International World Rehabilitation Fund
Educational Concerns for Hunger Medical Care Development World Relief
Organization (ECHO) Medical Teams International World Resources Institute (WRI)
Episcopal Relief & Development Mental Disability Rights International World Society for the Protection of Animals
Ethiopian Community Development Council Mercy Corps World Wildlife Fund
Floresta Mercy USA for Aid and Development World Vision
The Florida Association of Volunteer Action Minnesota International Health (as of 10/01/08)
in the Caribbean and the Americas Volunteers
(FAVACA) Mobility International USA
Food For The Hungry National Association of Social Workers
Freedom From Hunger National Peace Corps Association