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Created in 2004, IFIWatch Net is a network which connects organisations worldwide that monitor international financial institutions (IFIs) such as the World Bank, the IMF, and regional development banks. IFIwatchnet is not an NGO and it does not undertake monitoring or campaiging work itself, rather it supports the work undertaken by its participants.

Address: IFIwatchnet, c/o IteM, Juan Paullier 977, Montevideo 11200 - Uruguay
Phone: +598 2 412 4224
Email: info AT

Social Watch

Social Watch is an international network informed by national citizens’ groups aiming at following up the fulfilment of internationally agreed commitments on poverty eradication and equality. These national groups report, through the national Social Watch report, on the progress - or regression - towards these commitments and goals.

The Social Watch groups, organized on an ad hoc basis, have a focal point in each country that is responsible for promoting the initiative ; submitting a national report for the yearly publication ; undertaking lobbying initiatives before the national authorities to hold them accountable for the policies in place regarding the agreed commitments ; promoting a dialogue about the national social development priorities and developing an active inclusive strategy to bring other groups into the national group. The international secretariat of Social Watch is hosted by the Third World Institute in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Address : Jackson 1136
Montevideo 11200 URUGUAY
Phone : + 598-2- 419-61-92
Fax : + 598-2-411-92-22
Email :
Website :

The Third World Institute (ITeM)

Established in 1989 and receiving consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in 1996, the Third World Institute (ITeM) performs information, communication and education activities on an international level on development and environmental issues. It is a civil society organization, working for civil society, which encourages citizen involvement in global decision-making processes. It publishes the annual, Social Watch and coordinates the web portal Choike, amongst its many activities.

Address: Jackson 1136 - PO Box 1539, Montevideo 11200 - URUGUAY
Phone: (598 2) 419 61 92 -
Fax: (598 2) 411 92 2
Email : item AT
Website :

World Rainforest Movement

The World Rainforest Movement is an international network of citizens’ groups of North and South involved in efforts to defend the world’s rainforests. It works to secure the lands and livelihoods of forest peoples and supports their efforts to defend the forests from commercial logging, dams, mining, plantations, shrimp farms, colonisation and other projects that threaten them. It produces a monthly electronic bulletin in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.

Address: International Secretariat, Ricardo Carrere, Maldonado 1858, Montevideo 11200 - URUGUAY
Phone: +598 2 413 2989
Fax: +598 2 410 0985
Email: wrm AT

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