• Membership

Membership is granted to the national institution, not to individuals

Each institution is eligible to apply for membership in the Network provided it conforms to definition of a non-governmental organization as stated in the introduction to this  statute, and to membership requirements

Applications for membership are submitted to Coordinating Bureau, and are submitted for approval at the first General Assembly meeting. Decisions are based on relative majority vote.



Membership Conditions:



  • The NGO must have been founded for at least three years.
  • The organization must operate in one of the fields of intervention listed in definition of non-governmental organization.
  • The organization must have a clear vision and well defined objectives and activities set forth in its program document along with designated implementation mechanisms and performance evaluation criteria.
  • The organization's internal structure must illustrate the internal decision-making process and the set of its administrative and organizational structure, in addition to enumerating regulatory bodies and their missions, as well as criteria for selecting members and modes of accountability in use with the institution.
  • The organization must hold financial records which are audited by a certified professional auditor and approved by the competent bodies.
  • The organization must have issued, at least, one annual report concerning its work and activities.
  • its various activities must be consistent with its goals and objectives set out in the program document.
  • Leading executives, including Chairman of the Board, President of the General Assembly, General Manager, or Chief Executive officer must not hold a governmental position, in particular, the position of Minister or Director-General.
  • Ensure payment of the financial dues to the Network.
  • Approve the Bylaws of the Network.


Membership Fees:


  • Networks, organizations, and associations have to pay annual fees as follows:
  • Local Network: $ 250
  • Individual Organization: $ 100


Membership Cancellation:


  • Non-compliance with the conditions of membership set out in this system.
  • Deviation from goals and the overall vision of the Network.
  • closing of the programs and activities of the institution (dissolution or integration of the institution).
  • Failure of the institution to pay their annual contributions for two consecutive years.
  • it is permissible for the General Assembly of the Network to drop the membership by two thirds of its members upon the proposal of the Secretariat for other reasons than those stated in these items.

To join the network:

Complete the membership application

Provide the Network with the documents mentioned below and send to a[email protected]

  • Auditor's Report
  • Annual Report (last 3 years)
  • Strategic Plan


  • Civil Society platform on Agenda 2030
  • The Arab Watch on Informal Labor
  • The Arab NGO Network on Development (ANND) launched the third issue of the Arab Watch on Economic and Social Rights, with a focus on the question of Informal Labor, in two workshops held in each of Beirut and Cairo, which brought together a group of experts, researchers, academics, and civil society activists. The report was produced with the support of Ford Foundation, Diakonia, Swedish Development Cooperation, Norwegian People’s Aid, and IM Sweden. 

    The Arab Watch on Informal Labor



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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 Fifth Study Week on Trade and Investment Policies in South Countries. The Study Week was organized in collaboration with the South Center during the first week of December 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting aimed to enhance civil society advocacy on economic policies in the region 

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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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