Regions Refocus is building cross-regional, cross-movement solidarity in the struggle for progressive and feminist economic policy.
Policy research and advocacy on development policies and initiatives adopted, promoted, or formulated by governments and policy institutions across Africa in the immediate post-independence period.
Resistance Across Regions
Collating analysis of activists confronting the global authoritarian surge, this report compares right-wing regimes across contexts and the challenges of progressive and feminist movements, proposing strategies aimed at weaving together the threads of resistance.
African and Caribbean activist-intellectuals present and discuss progressive and feminist policy proposals around trade, climate, change, fiscal governance, agriculture, and debt, emerging from three regional workshops in Addis Ababa, Kampala, and St. Augustine.
Lessons to Africa from Africa: Reclaiming Early Post-Independence Progressive Policies
This collection of case studies from Post-Colonialisms Today recovers insights from the revolutionary governments of early post-independence Africa to confront today’s development challenges through a progressive, feminist lens. See More
Unfinished Liberatory Agendas
Offering a feminist vision for reclaiming the developmental state, Akua Britwum and Amina Mama discuss the gender politics of post-independence leaders such as Nkrumah and Nyerere and outline the role of African women in anti-colonial struggles. See More
COVAX Protects the Vaccine Apartheid Status Quo
The COVID-19 Global Access (COVAX) initiative is touted as a program for vaccine equality. But many of COVAX’s donors and architects are enmeshed in the global intellectual property regime fueling vaccine apartheid. By Aishu Balaji (Regions Refocus). See More
AfricaTopics: Agriculture, Extractives, Regional Integration, Trade, Post-Colonialisms Today project
Arab StatesTopics: Social Policy, Trade, Post-Colonialisms Today project
AsiaTopics: Caste, Finance, Sexuality, Regional Integration
CaribbeanTopics: Climate, Debt, Finance, Trade
Latin AmericaTopics: Education, Finance
PacificTopics: Climate, Trade
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This South-polar map projection highlights key areas of work that emerged from the priorities of our allies in each region, constituting 29 regional and cross-regional convenings since our founding in 2014.