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.

All Releated Sub-Programs
  • 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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  • 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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