What We Do
EU, US and IFI Policies to the Region
  • EU, US and IFI Policies to the Region

ANND aims at enhancing the mobilization of civil society organization from the Arab region around Euro-Arab processes. The work in this area includes capacity building, coalition building and advocacy at national, regional and global levels with a view to contribute to better policy outcomes at Euro-Mediterranean levels.

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  • European Union

    From Barcelona Process to the European Neighborhood Policy, ANND monitors the impacts of EU policies in the region and undertakes advocacy at national, regional and EU level calling  for ensuring policy coherence of the various levels of cooperation between the EU and Arab countries, including trade, aid and development, towards policies that serve peace, democracy and social and

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  • United States

    ANND follows up on foreign policies of the United States in the area of policy-making at the national and international levels. This follow up is made particularly with regard to the impacts of aid policies as well as on the impact of US policies on the economic and social policy design in countries of the Arab region.

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  • International Financial Institutions

    International financial institutions (IFIs) play an active and influential role in making national and regional financial and economic choices and decisions. This is especially true about the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank Group (WB) and the European Banks namely the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Investment Banks (EIB), all of which ANND monitors and actively engages with in policy dialogue.

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  • مشاركة في الاجتماعات السنوية للبنك الدولي وصندوق النقد الدولي: ملاحظات ورسائل


    شاركت شبكة المنظمات العربية غير الحكومية للتنمية والمركز السوري لبحوث السياسات في الاجتماعات السنوية للبنك الدولي وصندوق النقد الدولي التي انعقدت في واشنطن بين 10 و15 اكتوبر 2017. وتم تنظيم ثلاثة نشاطات في إطار منتدى المجتمع المدني تناولت اقتصاديات الحرب والسلم في المنطقة واقتصاديات الدول التي تعيش تحولات والجهود المبذولة في التنمية المستدامة. كما عقدت عدداً كبيراً من اللقاءات مع ممثلي المؤسستين الدوليتين ذات الدور المهم والمؤثر بالمنطقة العربية، فتخللها لقاء مع حافظ غانم، نائب رئيس مجموعة البنك الدولي لشؤون منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا، ولقاء مع جهاد أزعور المدير الإقليمي للصندوق لمنطقة الشرق الاوسط وآسيا الوسطى ولقاء مع ساروج كومار جاه المدير الاقليمي لمنطقة المشرق وغيرهم. وحضر في هذه الاجتماعات كل من ربيع نصر، ونصر عبد الكريم وميشال سماحة وحسن شرّي وزهرة بزّي.           

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  • Bridging the gap between the Euromed civil society and the EU: an Euromed civil society-led initiative on Structured Dialogue


    The Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND), with the support of Fondation de France and Solidar, is organizing a workshop in Beirut, entitled “Bridging the gap between the Euromed civil society and the EU: a Euromed civil society-led initiative on Structured Dialogue” on the 11-12 of December at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Dunes.

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  • ANND at the WB/IMF Civil Society Policy forum


    Under the name "The Syrian Migration Crisis: Shaping a Developmental Post Conflict Model’" the session will take part at the Civil Society Policy Forum, as part of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund Spring meeting.   

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All Releated Statements
  • ANND Input: Public Consultation on EU External Financing Instruments


    This assessment is developed in light of the EU consultation on European external financing instruments. It focuses on European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights and the European Neighborhood Instrument, their relevance; effectiveness; impact and sustainability; efficiency; EU added value; coherence, consistency, complementarity and synergies; and leverage.

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  • EIB: A Litmus Test of Political will in Jordan


    On March 13 and 14, 2017, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Dario Scannapieco made an official visit to Jordan and met with the Minister of Planning and International Cooperation and several other ministers and senior officials.

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  • ANND statement on the Migration Partnership Framework


    ANND takes this statement as an occasion to raise concerns on the proposed tools and approach for the proposed migration partnership. 

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All Releated Advocacy
  • Arab CSOs Advocacy Week to European Institutions 2016


    The Arab NGO Network for Development, in cooperation with Solidar, CNCD 11.11.11 organized a delegation of human rights and development civil society organizations from six Arab countries (Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia and Palestine) to visit the European institutions in Brussels, between 5th and 8th of December 2016.

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  • 5th Advocacy Visit to Brussels: Rebuilding Relations with Southern Neighborhood


    ANND organized the fifth advocacy visit to Brussels to EU institutions from 16th to 20th November 2015.  

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  • Advocacy Week in Brussels


    For the fourth successive year, a delegation of human rights and development civil society organizations from the Arab region visited the European institutions in Brussels between the 8th and the 12th  of December 2014. The Arab delegation included civil society representatives from Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia and Lebanon.

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  • ANND Publications: 2015-2016


    With the new season of ANND publications coming soon, here is a reminder of our key resources issued in the past two years.

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  • ANND Statement on ENP review document


    On 18/11/2015, The European commission issued the “European Neighborhood Policy review” document in parallel with ANND delegation visit to Brussels to hold discussions with European institutions on Euro-Mediterranean policies. In our capacity as members of this delegation and representatives of Arab networks and organizations involved with following up on this partnership, we deemed it necessary to react to this document issued by the commission.  

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  • “The Syrian Migration crisis: Shaping a Developmental Post Conflict Model”


    This paper discusses the newly issued World Bank report on the welfare of the Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan, based on the analysis of UNHCR data. It points some significant aspects not addressed, especially the effects Syrian pre-crisis public policies. It highlights the gap between the lack of proper socioeconomic assessment of both refugees’ and hosting communities and the fact that resilience and integration policies are already been negotiated with the Lebanese and Jordanian governments.

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  • European Investment Bank and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and energy sector


    Energy is key for achieving sustainable development. Early in 1992, the Earth Summit pointed that current levels of energy consumption and production are not sustainable. It called international donors to “support developing countries in implementing national energy programmes in order to achieve widespread use of energy-saving and renewable energy technologies, particularly the use of solar, wind, biomass and hydro sources; and to provide access to research and development results to increase energy-use efficiency levels in human settlements". 20 years later, in Rio+20, the critical role played by energy in the development process was once again affirmed as “access to sustainable modern energy services contributes to poverty eradication, saves lives, improves health and helps provide basic human needs”.  Yet around 1.3 billion people in the world has no access to energy services and the Arab region shows variations between countries and within countries between rural and urban areas. (See Table 1) Where electrification rates are high, there still remains problems in terms of energy supply, and quality of the energy

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  • European Investment Bank and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Climate Change


    Climate change is a global crisis. Arab region on the other hand is identified as “the region most severely affected by climate change” by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Climate change impacts in the region include among others: Higher temperatures and more frequent and intense heat waves Sea-level rise that leads to losses of agricultural land and with adverse effects on fisheries Less rainfall that brings drought and further hydric stress to already scarce water resources Negative impacts on terrestrial ecosystems, including forests, mangroves and rangelands, risk of desertification New areas exposed to dengue, malaria, and other vector- and waterborne diseases affecting people’s health and productivity due to changing rainfall and temperature patterns

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All Releated Policy Briefs
  • Lebanon’s prospects: Economic impasse or opportunity for reform?


    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.

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  • Input for EBRD Consultation on Egypt Draft Country Strategy


    ANND's submission during the consultation meeting on the EBRD Draft Country Strategy for Egypt concerning Privatization, PPPs, Energy Investments and the role of Civil Society. 

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  • Policy position by Arab CSOs during the Advocacy Week to European Institutions 2016


    The call of ANND delegation to the European Union in shouldering its historic responsibility on cementing a global partnership to create a significant zone of political, social, economic and cultural cooperation. 

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    • SOLiD-South Mediterranean Social Dialogue
    • SOLiD-South Mediterranean Social Dialogue is a pilot project for the promotion of social dialogue in the Southern Mediterranean Neighborhood. It is a three years programme (2016-2018), financed by the European Union. SOLiD brings together regional and international representatives of social partners as well as a number of relevant partners from the EU.

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    • Annual Study Week On Trade And Investment policies In The Global South
    • The Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND), along with the South Centre and Third World Network,organizes an annual Study Week On Trade And Investment policies In The Global South. This event this year will take place in fall 2016, in Geneva (Switzerland). The previous editions were exceptional opportunities to develop knowledge and expertise on the current trends of the global economy and its impacts in the South.

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    • The Arab Watch Report on Economic and Social rights
    • The Arab Watch Report on Economic and Social Rights is published biennially by ANND. The report entails monitoring public policies at the national and regional levels and assessing their impact on specific rights.


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    • The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
    • The Post-2015 development agenda, next-in-line to the MDGs, will be adopted at the United Nations 

      summit that will be held from 25 to 27 September 2015. ANND actively engages with its partners in the 

      process in order to contribute to the design of effective development policies for the Arab region.

      Along its works, ANND reflects the need for transformative changes to global governance systems and to 

      national policy choices in order to overcome inequality, exclusion and vulnerability.

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