New York, NY — 29 May 2014. InterAction, the largest coalition of US-based NGOs working on international development and humanitarian assistance, and the Foundation Center, the leading authority on philanthropy, have announced a strategic partnership to promote greater visibility and understanding of global private development assistance.
Building on InterAction’s existing data-sharing efforts through NGO Aid Map and the Foundation Center’s commitment to build the global data platform for philanthropy, their partnership will focus on data sharing, capacity building, and data analysis within the NGO and foundation communities. Several key priorities have been identified, including to:
- Increase the amount of publicly available information on private development assistance;
- Improve practice around data collection, management, and dissemination;
- Increase commitment to transparency and data sharing within the philanthropic and nonprofit communities; and
- Explore which factors currently drive resource allocations by nonprofits, foundations, and other relevant philanthropic actors and how better data can improve funding and programmatic decisions.
‘Our partnership with the Foundation Center will help us provide a more complete picture of private development projects around the world,’ said Samuel Worthington, president and CEO of InterAction.
‘We want to connect NGOs and donors to the knowledge they need to strategically deploy resources where they are most needed,’ said Bradford Smith, president of the Foundation Center.