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


Trajectories of Anticolonialism in Egypt

Discussing the case of Egypt, Sara Salem (Post-Colonialisms Today researcher), unpacks decolonization in relation to the global political economy and international solidarity, as well as moments of contestations from feminist and workers movements. See More

Africa, Arab States 2019-04-03
North Africa’s Trade Arrangements

Mohamed Said Saadi (ANND) maps the unique trade landscape of North Africa, and the potential consequences of the CFTA's neoliberal rationale for small producers (particularly women), advancing instead a "transformative regionalism." See More

Africa, Arab States 2018-03-01
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
Regional Policy Positions: Arab State Positions on Investment, Taxation, and Social Protection

This matrix maps Arab government positions in global negotiations on social and economic inequality, and compares them with agreed outcomes from these processes, making evident where their positions were weaker, on par, or stronger. See More

Arab States 2014-06-15
Implications of the CFTA for North Africa

Articulating a “transformative regionalism,” this report summarizes a two-day discussion that analyzed North Africa’s unique position in the Continental Free Trade Area. See More

Africa, Arab States 2017-06-29
Imagining Transformative Policies for Addressing Social and Economic Inequalities (Convening Report)

This convening brought together over 100 participants to strengthen a structural analysis of social and economic inequality in the Arab region. See More

Africa, Arab States 2014-06-15
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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.

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.

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.