No one can do it all alone. That's why, at Plan International USA, we appreciate the benefit of working with other groups and organizations to multiply the impact of our work. These coalitions help us both to deliver more effective programs on the ground as well as address international development issues with a variety of audiences here in the U.S.
InterAction is the largest alliance of U.S.-based international development and humanitarian nongovernmental organizations. With more than 160 members operating in every developing country, we work to overcome poverty, exclusion and suffering by advancing social justice and basic dignity for all. InterAction is greater than the sum of its parts, a force multiplier that gives each member the collective power of all members to speak and act on issues of common concern.
Global Impact is a non-profit federation of over 50 of the most respected American charities dedicated to serving the needs of the world's poor. It represents these charities in workplace giving campaigns across the nation. Membership in the federation requires that members meet regulatory requirements as well as stringent criteria — they must:
- Demonstrate their commitment to international humanitarian relief and development;
- Devote a substantial portion of their resources to social services, development or relief programs that directly aid the poor overseas or which complement such programs;
- Have a reputation for integrity in program implementation, financial management, and program effectiveness;
- Have programs that seek a broad reach through geographic, programmatic, and ethnic diversity;
- Be dedicated to working with Global Impact to achieve shared goals.
Plan is proud to be counted as a member of this worthwhile federation and to help uphold Global Impact's high standards for those who serve the world's poor.
10x10 is a groundbreaking film, a global social action campaign and an extraordinary opportunity: Investing today in adolescent girls living in the developing world creates a ripple effect that transforms families, communities and entire countries for generations. By harnessing the power of media and forging relationships with forward-thinking, action-oriented nonprofit and corporate partners, 10x10 brings together a global community with a common purpose— to remake the future.
10x10 affects change three ways: (1) by driving resources to girl-focused programs already operating on the ground that are proven models for change; (2) by penetrating the public consciousness and creating a vast grassroots network; and (3) by using that groundswell of support to provoke governmental, institutional and policy changes that empower adolescent girls, the world’s single most powerful untapped resource.
Global Health & Reproductive, Maternal, and Newborn Health
The CORE Group, of which Plan is Co-chair, is a membership association of international NGOs whose mission is to improve the health and well being of children and women in developing countries through collaborative NGO action and learning. CORE's 47 member organizations together work in more than 180 countries to address the largely preventable diseases such as diarrhea, malaria, and pneumonia that kill nearly 30,000 children every day.
Plan is a member of The Implementing Best Practices (IBP) Initiative, which is a uniquely interactive forum through which policy makers, program managers, implementing organizations and providers convene to identify and apply practices that can improve reproductive health outcomes in their countries.
The Partnership is a global health partnership, of which Plan is a member, launched in September 2005 that joins maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) communities into an alliance of some 180 members to ensure that all women, infants and children not only remain healthy, but thrive. The Partnership provides a forum through which members can combine their strengths and implement solutions that no one partner could achieve alone. The Partnership supports country-led efforts towards universal coverage of essential interventions for maternal, newborn and child health.
Plan is a member of this organization, founded in 1916, which is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.
The Basic Education Coalition, a group of 19 development organizations, advocates for greater priority for early childhood and primary education in foreign assistance programs. The members of the Coalition believe that basic education is fundamental to reducing poverty and improving social well-being. Equitable access to and quality of basic education facilitates the range of development goals. Plan is also a member of the Coalition's HIV/AIDS Working Group.
The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Inc., was founded in 1956 to foster cross-cultural understanding, scholarship, academic achievement and societal development through the international study of educational ideas, systems, and practices. Plan is one of the Society's 1,600+ members from around the world. Plan is a part of CIES's African Education Special Interest Group.
Plan is a member of The Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development (CGECCD) which was established in 1983 by a small group of donor funding agencies and has evolved into a well-respected global network with committed partner agencies, institutions and professionals involved in the field of ECCD at all levels. CGECCD focuses on young children (pre-birth to 8yrs), their families and communities.
IRA was founded in 1956 as a professional organization for those involved in teaching reading to learners of all ages. Members, including Plan, are dedicated to promoting high levels of literacy for all by improving the quality of reading instruction; disseminating research and information about reading; and encouraging the lifetime reading habit
The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is a global multi-stakeholder partnership and membership organization that works to save lives and improve livelihoods. It does so by enhancing collaboration among sector agencies and professionals who are working to improve access for the 2.6 billion people without safe sanitation and the 0.9 billion people without clean drinking water. Through its work, WSSCC contributes to the broader goals of poverty eradication, health and environmental improvement, gender equality and long-term social and economic development. Plan support WSSCC through participating in WSSCC’s steering committee, partners locally with WSSCC national coalitions and acts as an executing agency for the Global Sanitation Fund in several countries.
Sanitation and Water for All is a global partnership between developing countries, donors, multi-lateral agencies, civil society and other development partners working together to achieve universal and sustainable access to sanitation and drinking water, with an immediate focus on achieving the Millennium Development Goals in the most off-track countries. This transparent, accountable and results-oriented framework for action provides a common vision, values and principles that support a vision for everyone in the world to have sustainable access to sanitation and drinking water. Plan International USA acts in the capacity of current Vice-Chair for the steering committee.
HIV and AIDS
Plan is one of 60+ members in this alliance working to expand and improve HIV and AIDS programming.
The Global Health Council is the world's largest membership alliance dedicated to saving lives by improving health throughout the world. The Council works to ensure that all who strive for improvement and equity in global health have the information and resources they need to succeed. Plan is a member of the Architecture Working Group, which advises PEPFAR reauthorization consisting of activist, advocacy, and implementation working groups; as well as the HIV/AIDS Implementers Group, and the Global AIDS Roundtable, which works to expand and improve HIV/AIDS programming.
Plan chairs the World Health Organization's Global Nutrition Database which helps to promote improved nutrition monitoring for HIV positive populations.
Plan is a member of the selection panel for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship, a program of the Institute of International Education. The program brings accomplished professionals from designated countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Europe and Eurasia to the United States at a midpoint in their careers for a year of study and related professional experiences. The Program provides a basis for establishing long-lasting productive partnerships and relationships between citizens of the United States and their professional counterparts in other countries, fostering an exchange of knowledge and mutual understanding throughout the world.
InterAction Health Development and Relief Working Group
A coalition of more than 30 member agencies, of which Plan is Chair, that provides guidance on HIV/AIDS to the 160 member alliance that comprises InterAction.
IGWG's Technical Advisory Group, its strategic planning and advisory body, has identified four priority technical areas for its work in addressing gender equity issues and needs as they arise in the reproductive health field: gender-based violence; youth and gender; gender implications and vulnerabilities of HIV and AIDS; and constructive male engagement.
The ONE campaign is a new effort to rally Americans-ONE by ONE-to fight global AIDS and extreme poverty. The ONE Campaign is engaging Americans everywhere we gather-in churches and synagogues, on the internet and college campuses, at community meetings and concerts.
Orphans and Vulnerable Children
Plan is a member of The Better Care Network, which brings together organizations and individuals concerned about children who do not have adequate family care. It is committed to reducing instances of separation and abandonment of children; reuniting children outside family care with their families, wherever possible and appropriate; increasing, strengthening and supporting family and community based care options for children who cannot be cared for by their parents; establishing international and national standards for all forms of care for children without adequate family care and mechanisms for ensuring compliance; and ensuring that residential institutions are used in a very limited manner and only when appropriate.
Plan is a member of The Campaign for U.S. Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which is a volunteer-driven network of over 475 members that includes 160 organizations as well as 40 universities.
Global Action for Children is a nonpartisan, results-oriented coalition dedicated to advocating for orphans and other vulnerable children in the developing world. The coalition's mission is to increase the level of funding by the governments of the wealthy countries for orphans and other vulnerable children in some of the poorest countries of the world. Plan is a member of GAC's Leadership Council.
Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Task Force
Plan serves as one of the founders, and the chair and coordinator of the Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Task Force, a coalition of major private voluntary organizations.
OVC Policy Roundtable
InterAction Disaster Response Working Group
Plan is a member of InterAction's Disaster Response Working Group, a committee which coordinates with the State Department's Bureau for Population, Refugees and Migration and the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance.
NGO Impact Initiative
Plan was a member of the NGO Impact Initiative, led by President William Jefferson Clinton in order to look at the response of NGO's to the 2004 Asian tsunami.