Rural development, like all development, is for, with and by people. In a time of participation and privatisation, non-government organisations are becoming increasingly more important where it comes to reaching people and serving their interests.

International development institutions and donor organisations acknowledge this. NGOs have become valuable partners in development.

At the same time there is a growing demand for professionalism in the implementation and back-up support of development programmes, both technically and at management level.

INTER-ACTIE was founded and registered in the Netherlands as a non-profit,
non-government foundation for agricultural and rural development. The first move was made by a number of individual development specialists who identified a growing requirement for professional technical and management skills in the NGO sector.

The aim of INTER-ACTIE is to promote the sustainable and sound development of people living in rural and peri-urban areas in developing countries.