Definition of interagency in English:



  • 1Taking place between different agencies.

    ‘yesterday's interagency decision’
    • ‘She's also published articles and two book chapters, both on different aspects of inter-agency work.’
    • ‘The Government acknowledges that more needs to be done, particularly on inter-agency co-operation.’
    • ‘‘The unit is a good example of inter-agency co-operation in the interest of those who have been traumatised by sexual violence,’ she said.’
    • ‘There needs to be inter-agency cooperation to inspect the fishing vessels, their trawling gear, and their catches.’
    • ‘It is an excellent example of inter-agency cooperation.’
    • ‘From the start, the government failed to develop a clear understanding of the project's scope and the level of inter-government and inter-agency cooperation that would be required.’
    • ‘At a time when there is call for greater inter-agency cooperation, the Commissioner for Children provides a much-needed umbrella for child-focused organisations to refer to.’
    • ‘The guidance explains the purpose of the instruction, namely inter-agency co-operation in respect of child protection.’
    • ‘The Commission highlighted the need for inter-agency cooperation and proper planning, including a central lead from the Departments of Health and the Environment.’
    • ‘It provides clarity in the objectives of incident management and over time will result in a consistency of approach and facilitate inter-agency cooperation.’
    • ‘Described as a blueprint to crack down on the trade in fake goods, the scheme involves closer inter-agency co-operation in the fight against pirates and bootleggers.’
    • ‘The whole emphasis of the Act is on inter-agency co-operation.’
    • ‘He says: ‘We have expanded into other areas like crowd management for which there is a great demand at inter-agency level, like festivals and football stadia.’’
    • ‘How's that for inter-agency coordination?’
    • ‘The UK has created an impressive capacity for inter-departmental and inter-agency collaboration.’
    • ‘The aim should be to develop and implement an inter-agency teenage pregnancy strategy, which should focus on prevention and support.’
    • ‘The policy organization represents Defense in the inter-agency process, where its proposals are thrashed out along with those from State, CIA, the National Security Council and others.’
    • ‘There are now domestic violence units within the police to promote an inter-agency approach to domestic violence.’
    • ‘The old favourites are trotted out: better inter-agency working; more sharing of information; improved record-keeping; more sophisticated risk assessment.’
    • ‘After all these inter-agency negotiations, however, no shipper or haulier will agree to carry it because technically it is radioactive waste.’
    1. 1.1Constituted from more than one agency.
      ‘an interagency crisis-management team’
      • ‘Accordingly, an inter-agency Working Group was constituted with a member from each of the three organisations.’
      • ‘An inter-agency U.N. team found in one of these camps conditions of ‘imprisonment’ and a ‘systematic policy of starvation.’’
      • ‘The inter-agency coordination team comprises six charities which work closely with the National Asylum Seekers Support service.’
      • ‘You'd have international, inter-agency teams.’
      • ‘In Britain, Prime Minister Tony Blair has reportedly been warned of a big increase in heroin smuggling by his inter-agency drugs action team.’
      • ‘In April 2004 a UN inter-agency investigating team followed up on a series of disturbing reports coming from a former governor of Darfur to this writer, and subsequently to a much larger audience.’
      • ‘Two previous inter-agency appeals to address the crisis in Ivory Coast have met with limited success, with just 43% of their requirements being fulfilled, OCHA said.’
      • ‘It received the report of an ad hoc inter-agency task force on tobacco control, which consisted of 19 international organisations.’
      • ‘Each diocese has been asked whether the Church's own guidelines are being followed in relation to the recommendations, including involvement in inter-agency committees.’
      • ‘A South Eastern Health Board spokesperson responded that the issue was being considered by an inter-agency group.’
      • ‘The overall aim of the report, commissioned by an inter-agency group in Carlow, was to identify needs pertaining to young people deemed ‘at risk’ within the county.’



/ˌin(t)ərˈājənsē/ /ˌɪn(t)ərˈeɪdʒənsi/