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ActionAid International

Founded in 1972, ActionAid has been fighting poverty worldwide for over 30 years. In 2003, ActionAid’s work reached almost 13 million people in Africa, Asia and the Americas. ActionAid started as a child sponsorship charity, with 88 UK supporters sponsoring 88 children in India and Kenya. Its focus was on providing children with an education.

During the first decade, ActionAid established long-term programmes in India, Rwanda, Kenya, Burundi and Gambia, and saw its first emergency work in Honduras and Bangladesh. Its work expanded to include long-term health, sanitation and agricultural projects that would improve living conditions for children and their families.

Address : ActionAid International
Postnet Suite 248 Private Bag X31 Saxonwold 2132
Johannesburg South Africa
Phone : +27 11 8800008
Fax : +27 11 8808082
Contact :
Website :


AfricaFiles was launched 2002 and is a network of volunteers committed to the promotion of human rights, economic justice, African perspectives and alternative analyses. The group produces the online mazine At Issue Ezine, which aims to publish well-researched, provocative and insightful original articles on important current themes in sub-Saharan Africa, such as AIDS, ecology, economic justice, etc.

Address: AfricaFiles, 99 Kimberley Avenue, Toronto ON M4E 2Z4 - Canada
Email: info AT

AFRODAD (African Forum and Network on Debt and Development)

AFRODAD, The African Forum and Network on Debt and Development, is a regional civil society organisation which seeks to secure lasting solutions to Africa’s mounting debt problem. The organization works through research, lobbying and advocacy organisation in order to secure positive policy changes to redress Africa’s debt and development crisis and subsequently to achieve equitable and sustainable development. Its secretariat is based in Harare, Zimbabwe and the group has affiliates/debt coalition partners in ten African countries.

Postal Address: Box CY 1517, Causeway, Harare - Zimbabwe
Phone: 263 4 778 531
Fax: 263 4 747 878
Email: afrodad AT

Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP)

CROP is an international NGO initiated by the International Social Science Council (ISSC). CROP is organised around an extensive international and multi-disciplinary research network, which is open to all poverty researchers and others interested in a scientific approach to poverty. The General Assembly of ISSC appoints the CROP Scientific Committee to advise the Programme. Professor Francis Wilson, University of Cape Town, Republic of South Africa, was appointed Chair from 2001. The members of the Scientific Committee are outstanding poverty researchers representing different geographical regions and scientific disciplines worldwide.

Address : Nygårdsgaten 5, N - 5020 Bergen - NORWAY
Phone: +47 55 58 97 39
Fax: +47 55 58 97 45
Email: crop AT

International Cooperation for Development and Solidarity (CIDSE)

Founded in 1967, the CIDSE is an alliance of 15 Catholic development organisations from Europe and North America.

Address: Rue Stévin 16, B-1000, Brussels - BELGIUM
Phone: +32-2-230 7722
Fax: +32-2-230 7082
Email: postmaster AT


Progressio is an international charity working to tackle poverty and injustice in developing countries. This NGO works for sustainable development for communities and people in developing countries.

Progressio argues for rational use and local management of natural resources to improve the lives of poor urban and rural communities. This includes promoting sustainable cultivation practices and resource management techniques, while improving productivity, income and living conditions in small farming communities.

Progressio advocacy work is focused on three themes :

  • civil society participation
  • HIV and AIDS
  • sustainable environment

Address : Unit 3 Canonbury Yard
190a New North Road
London N1 7BJ, UK
Tel : +44 (0)20 7354 0883
Fax : +44 (0)20 7359 0017
Contact :
Website :

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 :

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

Transnational Institute (TNI)

Founded in 1974, the Transnational Institute (TNI) is an international network of activist-scholars committed to critical analyses of the global problems of today and tomorrow, with a view to providing intellectual support to those movements concerned to steer the world in a democratic, equitable and environmentally sustainable direction.

In the spirit of public scholarship, and aligned to no political party, TNI seeks to create and promote international co-operation in analysing and finding possible solutions to such global problems as militarism and conflict, poverty and marginalisation, social injustice and environmental degradation.

Address : PO Box 14656
1001 LD Amsterdam - The Netherlands
Phone : 31 20 662 66 08
Fax : + 31 20 675 71 76
Email :
Website :

World Development Movement

Founded in 1970, World Development Movement (WDM) is a movement of individual supporters, campaigners and local groups. It lobbies decision makers to change the policies that keep people poor, it researches and promotes positive alternatives and it works alongside people in the developing world who are standing up to injustice.

Their main campaigns area currently focus on Trade, Aid and Debt, with a particular look at the consequences of privatisation of public services in developing countries. WDM produces a range of campaign resources to inform the public and lobby decision-makers and produces the quarterly magazine WDM in Action.

Address : 66 Offley Road
London, SW9 0LS
Phone : 0207 820 4900
Fax : 0207 820 4949
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