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Aid Transparency

AID TRANSPARENCY (AT) is a regional non-governmental organization based in Dakar, Senegal. Its aims are to monitor development assistance and contribute to the observance of transparency, fairness and the principles and ideals of democratic development in Africa; to build the capacity of African non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations (CSOs), researchers and advocates to participate in social and economic policy and governance issues through research, training, information dissemination and advocacy; and to publicize violations of people’s rights to a fair delivery of international development assistance and access to relevant information on and independent evaluation of aid, amongst other things.

Address: Route de l’Aéroport X Rue Banque BST, Yoff Layène. Dakar - P.O. Box 5409 Dakar/Fann, SENEGAL
Phone: +221 820.36.60
Fax: +221 820.36.67
Email: at (at)


AVINA is a foundation that works together with civil society and business leaders. It tries to represent a new conception of philanthropy, combining the objectives of nonprofit activities with methods and tools belonging to the business sector.

AVINA teams up with leaders in its initiatives towards sustainable development in Latin America, in diverse areas such as citizen participation and development of community organizations, effective management of natural resources; communication, and formal and non-formal educational programs. It also endorses projects that promote innovative economic activities, support for small and medium-sized enterprises, corporate social responsibility and eco-efficiency (to add value to goods and services using fewer resources while producing less waste and contamination).

AVINA works with its partners in a spirit of commitment and joint venture. It shares with them its experience in establishing attainable goals, and it helps them to better focus their programs. It may contribute financially to their initiatives, often over several years, and help them to raise additional funding. It also brings together civil society and entrepreneurial leaders in order to establish new forms of association between both sectors of society.

Address : Avina Foundation P.O. Box 0832-0390 WTC
Panama City, Panama
Phone: (+507) 208 9430

DAWN Africa

Created in 1984, DAWN is a network of women scholars and activists from the economic South who engage in feminist research and analysis of the global environment and are committed to working for economic justice, gender justice and democracy.

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Foundation of the Peoples of South Pacific International (FSPI) Network

The FSPI Network is an independent group of like-minded NGOs who work at the grassroots level in nine Pacific countries. As a network, FSPI is committed to increasing stability and reducing poverty throughout the region. FSPI is now the largest, most experienced secular civil society network in the Pacific with affiliates in Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, East Timor, United Kingdom, Australia and the United States. Their programmes focus on issues to do with the environment, governance and health.

Address: 6 des vouex rd, GPO BOX 18006, SUVA - FIJI ISLANDS
Phone: +679 3312 250
Fax: +679 3312 298

Network Institute for Global Democratization (NIGD)

NIGD was founded in Helsinki in 1997. It aims at strengthening global civil society and promoting global democratization by producing and developing emancipatory knowledge for democratic movements, organizations and states. NIGD operates from Helsinki, Finland, and Lima, Peru. NIGD conducts research, publishes Discussion and Working Papers and organises workshops, seminars, and conferences. Consultancy work is also among NIGD’s activities. It has been involved in transnational campaigns, for instance for a currency transactions tax and, more generally, for global democratization. NIGD is also a founding member of the International Council of the World Social Forum.

Address : Otavantie 14 B 27, 00200 Helsinki - FINLAND
Phone: + 358-(0)40-5084026
Fax: + 358-9-6820216
Email: nigd AT

New Economics Foundation (NEF)

New Economics Foundation (NEF) is an independent think-tank that inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being. This foundation aims to improve quality of life by promoting innovative solutions that challenge mainstream thinking on economic, environment and social issues.

NEF was founded in 1986 by the leaders of The Other Economic Summit (TOES) which forced issues such as international debt onto the agenda of the G7 and G8 summits. NEF combines rigorous analysis and policy debate with practical solutions on the ground, often run and designed with the help of local people. It also creates new ways of measuring progress towards increased well-being and environmental sustainability.

NEF works with all sections of society in the UK and internationally (civil society, government, individuals, businesses and academia) to create more understanding and strategies for change.

Address : 3 Jonathan Street
London, SE11 5NH, England
Phone :(+44) 020 7820 6300
Fax : (+44) 020 7820 6301
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