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Coalitions & Alliances

In the field of International Development, every organization has something to bring to the table. With strong coalitions and alliances, we ensure we share best practices and thought leadership when it comes to achieving our common goals.

International Development Thought Leaders


InterAction is the largest alliance of U.S.-based international development and humanitarian nongovernmental organizations. With more than 180 members operating in every developing country, InterAction works 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. Plan International USA’s CEO, Tessie San Martin, is currently serving as the Treasurer of InterAction, following her election to that position.

Global Impact

Global Impact is a non-profit federation of more than 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 support the poor overseas or that 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 a member of this federation and help uphold Global Impact's high standards for those who serve the world's poor.

Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN)

The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) is a reform coalition composed of international development and foreign policy practitioners, policy advocates and experts, concerned citizens, and private sector organizations. MFAN was created to build upon the bipartisan consensus that has emerged over the last decade: the U.S. should play a leadership role in achieving economic growth and reducing poverty and suffering around the world, and we can play this role more effectively, efficiently, and transparently. Plan has been co-chair of MFAN’s Working Group on Local Ownership, which helps developing countries transition to independence from external support.

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC)

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is a broad-based influential network of 400 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic, and community leaders in all 50 states who support a smart power approach of elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.

Society for International Development (SID)

SID sees itself as the Global Town Hall for Development and excels at events and conferences that examine issues of interest to a wide spectrum of the international development community. Plan’s CEO, Tessie San Martin, is a Board Member, and Plan is active on a number of working groups and in SIDS’s annual conference.

Global Health & Reproductive, Maternal, and Newborn Health

Child Survival Resources and Collaboration (CORE) Group

The CORE Group 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 work in more than 180 countries to address largely preventable diseases like diarrhea, malaria, and pneumonia that kill children every day.

Implementing Best Practices (IBP) for Reproductive Health Working Group

Plan is a member of the Implementing Best Practices (IBP) initiative, 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.

Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (PMNCH)

PMNCH is a global health partnership 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.