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Africa Action

Created in 1953, Africa Action is the oldest organization in the U.S. working on African affairs. Their mission is to change U.S. Africa relations to promote political, economic and social justice in Africa. They provide accessible information and analysis and mobilize popular support for campaigns to achieve this mission.

Address : 1634 Eye Street, NW, #810, Washington, DC 20006 - USA
Phone: (202) 546-7961
Fax: (202) 546-1545
Email: africaaction AT

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)

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) was founded in 1980 and is an independent, public interest organisation which aims to increase public awareness on science, technology, environment and development.
The CSE searches for solutions that people and communities can implement themselves, particularly on a national level. It also works to push the government to create frameworks for people and communities to act on their own.

Address: 41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi, 110062 - INDIA
Tel. : (+91) (011) 29955124
Email : cse AT
Website :

European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI)

EADI was founded in 1975 and is an independent and non-profit making international non-governmental organisation. It is an active network of 150 organisations with 14 working groups addressing key issues in Development Research, Training and Information. The group produces publications and offers conferences and seminars. It also has a training database online.

Address: Kaiser Friedrich Strasse 11, 53113 Bonn, - Germany
Phone: (+49) 228 261 81 01
Fax: (+49) 228 261 81 03
Email: postmaster AT

GEMDEV (Scientific Network on Globalisation and Development)

Founded in November 1983, GIS-GEMDEV is a scientific interest grouping (GIS in French) attached to the Ministry of Education and Research. It now brings together about fifty doctorate courses and research teams from the various universities in the Paris region. It is an interuniversity and interdisciplinary body.

GEMDEV aims at providing a forum for doctorate courses, research centres and teams and other groups involved in analysing globalisation and studying developing countries as well as development-related ideas, realities, institutions and policies. GEMDEV brings together teachers and researchers from the various social science fields working on these issues.

Address : Centre Malher 9 rue Malher
75181 Paris Cedex 04 FRANCE
Phone: +33 (01) 44 78 33 15
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 78 33 88

Regional and International Networking Group (RING)

Formed in 1991, the Regional and International Networking Group (Ring) is a global alliance of predominantly Southern independent research and policy organisations. The group uses regional bi-lateral exchanges and ’pooled research’ to develop research programmes around common key topics on sustainable development.

Tom Bigg (RING Co-ordinator), RING Secretariat, IIED, 3 Endsleigh Street, London, WC1H 0DD - ENGLAND
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7388 2117;
Fax: + 44 (0) 20 7388 2826
Email: ring AT

Southern African Regional Poverty Network (SARPN)

The Southern African Regional Poverty Network is a non-profit organisation that promotes debate and knowledge sharing on poverty reduction processes and experiences in Southern Africa (SADC). SARPN works through widening participation, by bringing people together across the region to exchange ideas, and disseminating information to deepen understandings of poverty issues and improve policy and practice. SARPN was originally established as a project of the Human Sciences Research Council in 2001. In 2004 it became an independent regional entity, supported by a board of 20 regional policy makers, academics and civil society members. The organization is run through a secretariat based on Pretoria and drawn from the SADC region.

Postal Address: PO Box 11615, Hatfield 0028 - South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)12 342 9499
Fax: +27 (0)12 342 5636
Email: info AT

The Reality of Aid

The Reality of Aid project is a major north/south international non-governmental initiative focusing exclusively on analysis and lobbying for poverty eradication policies and practices in the international aid regime. It brings together more than 40 civil society networks working in the field of international cooperation in the 22 donor countries, in Asia, the Americas and Africa. The project builds on a ten-year track record of independent assessment of aid policies and practices, accompanied by constructive dialogue with policy makers at national and international levels. The Reality of Aidproject aims to contribute to more effective international aid and development cooperation strategies to eliminate poverty, based on principles of North/South solidarity and equity.

Address : 2nd Floor, IBON Center, 114 Timog Avenue, Quezon City - PHILIPPINES
Phone/Fax: + 632 425-1387
Email: roasecretariat AT

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