ACT Alliance is a global alliance of churches and related organisations focusing on long-term development and humanitarian assistance. The alliance has a membership of more than 130 organisations, working with about 30,000 members of staff and volunteers, in 140 countries, with a combined budget in excess of US$1,600,000,000.
The ACT Development alliance (Action by Churches Together for Development) focusing on long-term development was formed in February 2007. ACT Development was closely associated with ACT International, an alliance of organisations working on humanitarian aid. The two alliances became a single alliance in early 2010, with a membership of 130 organisations.
The membership of the alliance is defined by a relation to the World Council of Churches and the Lutheran World Federation combined with a mandate to work on humanitarian assistance and/or development issues.
National and Regional Forums
The ACT Alliance is composed of over 130 members working in more than 140 countries.
- EED article on the formation of the ACT Development alliance, February 2007
- Worldwide Faith News article on the formation of the alliance, February 2007
- Primates World Relief and Development Fund article on the formation of the ACT Development alliance, February 2007
- Christian Post article on unification of the two ACT alliances, May 2009
- ENI article on unification of the two ACT alliances, May 2009 (archived link)
- ACT International article on the unification of the two ACT alliances, May 2009
- ACT Alliance website
- ReliefWeb article on ACT Development Forum meeting in Malawi
- DanChurchAid article on Central Asia Forum, November 2008
- ICCO article referring to its coordinated work through the ACT Development Central Asia Forum, 2008
- ACT Alliance Members