We are working in 12 Arab countries with 9 national networks (with an extended membership of 250 CSOs from different backgrounds) and 23 NGO members.
Following several studies and advocacy meetings on the situation of Syria and of neighboring countries resulting from the conflict and the severe humanitarian crisis, the above CSOs (ANND, Ghosn-Zeitoun, SCPR and CEA) advocate the following issues to be put forward to the Ministerial conference.Read more
Reaction to the IMF 2016 Article IV Consultation in Lebanon Monetary and fiscal policies are key instruments for economic policy in general. They reflect an intended economic model and the sought type of growth. Both policies are interlinked and complementary, they could not be treated in isolation. In the Lebanese context, these economic instruments have been used in a very conservative manner. This created economic patterns that have been penalizing the expansion of the real economy, crowding out investment and deepening social inequalities. This led to the allocation of valuable resources to restrictive monetary practices favoring inflating rent-based activities, currency pegging and debt financing.Read more
A regional coalition on tax justice was announced during a regional workshop in Amman, Jordan, following in-depth sessions between several institutions, associations, and organizations from various Arab countries.Read more
Civil society in Arab countries is gravely surprised regarding your request to the Executive Director of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia to withdraw the report about Israeli practices against Palestinian people and policies of apartheid especially considering that the report examines Israeli laws, which discriminate against Palestinian people based on ethnic origin. The report documents these laws and practices using evidence beyond doubt.Read more