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Below is a curated selection of our regional outcomes, media, and allies.


Reclaiming Africa’s Early Post-Independence History

This article introduces the series Reclaiming Africa’s Early Post-Independence History from Post-Colonialisms Today (PCT), sharing lessons from the past for contemporary development challenges. Published with Africa is a Country. See More

Africa, Arab States 2020-07-28
Learning from Progressive Post-Independence Policies: Intergenerational Dialogue Concept Note

This exchange provided a space for three generations of activist-intellectuals to reflect on progressive post-independence policy in Africa and explore advocacy opportunities to advance these insights. See More

Africa, Arab States 2019-02-25
Primer: The African Continental Free Trade Area

This primer explains the process of negotiating the CFTA and elaborates critical political threats, suggesting the need for an alternative approach capable of transforming African economies and their place in the global economic order. See More

Africa 2016-04-30
Agriculture, Rural Livelihood, and Structural Economic Transformation in Africa

Focusing on small farmers–the majority in rural Africa–Tetteh Hormeku-Ajei (TWN-Africa) identifies strategies for improving productive capacities and economic opportunities as part of a strategy for transforming the economy as a whole. See More

Africa 2018-03-01
Feminist Statement on Gender Justice in Mining and (Illicit) Financial Flows in Africa

Produced by the feminist caucus at regional workshops on the ECOWAS Minerals Development Policy and illicit financial flows, this statement outlines the links between these issues and gender justice. See More

Africa 2014-11-06
African Civil Society Statement on the Continental Free Trade Agenda at Africa Trade Week 2016

The one-size-fits-all trade liberalization of the CFTA would not facilitate economic transformation and equitable development; this statement details alternative civil society demands. See More

Africa 2016-11-27
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Africa Trade Network

Africa Trade Network (ATN) is a coalition of civil society organizations, trade unions, researchers, and activists drawn from across Africa working on trade issues. Founded in 1998, ATN has worked on World Trade Organisation-related issues, the Economic Partnership Agreement, and other trade and finance-related issues. ATN seeks to present a coordinated and continent-wide voice that articulates the views of the marginalized and offers alternative policy options relevant for Africa’s development.

Arab NGO Network for Development

Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND) is a regional network, working in 12 Arab countries with nine national networks (with an extended membership of 250 CSOs from different backgrounds) and 23 NGO members. ANND aims at strengthening the role of civil society, enhancing the values of democracy, respect for human rights and sustainable development in the region. ANND advocates for more sound and effective socio-economic reforms in the region, which integrate the concepts of sustainable development, gender justice, and a rights-based approach.

Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa

Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) was established in 1973 as an independent pan-African research organisation primarily focusing on social sciences research in Africa, and is headquartered in Dakar, Senegal. CODESRIA is recognised not only as the pioneer African social research organisation but also as the apex non-governmental centre of social knowledge production on the continent.

Egyptian Center for Economic & Social Rights

Egyptian Center for Economic & Social Rights (ECESR) is an Egyptian nongovernmental legal institution, founded in 2009, arising from values of justice, liberty and equality. ECESR works through litigation, research, data providing and campaigning to patronize and protect economic and social rights and expand their domain. The Center’s mission covers a wide range of programs and issues, including social rights such as labor rights, unionizing and organizing, education, health, housing; and economic policies including taxes, debts, free trade, public budgeting, investment, privatization and corruption.

Southern and Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute

Southern and Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI), established in 2001, is one of the leading NGOs working on issues of trade, fiscal, and development issues. SEATINI Uganda has focused on strengthening stakeholders’ capacity to influence trade, fiscal, and related policies and processes at national, regional and international levels for sustainable development and improved livelihoods in Uganda and the East African region.

Third World Network-Africa

Third World Network-Africa (TWN-Africa) is a Pan-African research and advocacy organization which works for economic and social equity within Africa and for an equitable place for Africa in the global order. Since 1994, we have focused on strategic development issues facing Africa in the age of globalization, such as extractives, trade and investment, international finance, gender and systemic inequalities and inequities as well as climate change, SAPs and debt.

Tunisian Observatory of Economy

Tunisian Observatory of Economy/ Observatoire Tunisien de l'economic (TOE) seeks to provide guidance to citizens with regard to economic policies and their impact on development through independent, objective, documented and critical information. The TOE is the result of a 2012 initiative undertaken by a number of researchers, analysts and activists concerned about Tunisian public policies, after the onset of the Tunisian revolutionary process. The TOE was originally set out as an International Financial Institutions (IFIs) activities’ watchdog group. This group was subsequently set up as a network that aims to unravel and highlight the impact, role, and significant influence of IFIs on public policy-making in Tunisia.