Alternative Policy Solutions is a non-partisan, public policy research project at the American University in Cairo. Our multidisciplinary teams use state of the art knowledge to develop alternative policy solutions in the fields of socio-economic development, resource management and institutional reform.

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 10 million people who take injustice personally. We fight for a world where everyone enjoys human rights.

ANND is an independent, democratic and civil network, established in 1997, aimed at strengthening and empowering civil society and promoting the values of democracy, respect for human rights and sustainable development in Arab countries. Which is all consistent with the International Bill of Human Rights and the freedom and dignity of the individual, respect for pluralism, equitable distribution of wealth, preservation of the cultural heritage of the region, and to achieve the development priorities of local communities.

An independent Arab research center that acts as a platform for the interaction of experts and researchers for the purpose of knowledge production and the creation of an alternative discourse in the region. Through Contributing in the creation of alternative spaces and discourses and proposing alternative policies for different players in the public sphere across the Arab region.

The Hub custodian, Arab Reform Initiative is an independent Arab think tank working with expert partners in the Middle East and North Africa and beyond to articulate a home-grown agenda for democratic change. It conducts research and policy analysis and provides a platform for inspirational voices based on the principles of diversity, impartiality, gender equality and social justice.

Arab Watch Coalition We are a regional coalition of Civil Society from MENA, whose watching the operations of International Financial Institutions (IFIs) in the region to make sure that the development processes are inclusive, participatory, just, and sustainable for all. We engage with civil society, local communities, and right-holders to ensure their interests are reflected in the national development.

The Bretton Woods Project is a civil society watchdog of the IMF and World Bank. We advocate for a multilateral system that is democratic, inclusive, transparent, accountable, and responsive to people, especially the poorest and most vulnerable.

CESR works for a world in which a life with dignity is not a privilege for a few, but a right guaranteed to all.

The Centre for Social Sciences Research and Action, first founded in Lebanon in 2006 under the name of Lebanon Support, is a multidisciplinary space creating synergies and bridging between the scientific, practitioner, and policy spheres. The Centre for Social Sciences Research and Action aims to foster social change through innovative uses of social science, digital technologies, and publication and exchange of knowledge.

Chatham House is an international affairs think tank that aims to help governments and societies build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world.

A Hub partner, Daraj is an independent digital media platform created by experienced journalists, which aims to offer Arabic language readers an alternative kind of journalism, free from the political funding and influence that controls other mainstream Arab media institutions.

Development Initiatives (DI) is a global organisation harnessing the power of data and evidence to end poverty, reduce inequality and increase resilience.

developmentpathways leading global consultancy specialising in designing and developing social protection systems – one fundamental way that governments can guard people from poverty and vulnerability. Our team has delivered over 150 projects for governments, the UN and many other clients from Brazil to Vietnam since 2010. A British-Kenyan company, we began when Stephen Kidd and Richard Chirchir put their heads together with a group of like-minded development professionals to change the way countries address poverty, inequality and other key development challenges. Since then, our offices in London and Nairobi have grown considerably and we have recently expanded our work around the globe with our new office in Australia.

A Hub partner, Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights has been working since 2002 to strengthen and protect basic rights and freedoms in Egypt, through research, advocacy and supporting litigation in the fields of civil liberties, economic and social rights, and criminal justice.

The Economic Commission for Western Asia (ECWA) was established in 1973 with the aim of stimulating economic activity in member countries and strengthening cooperation between them to promote development.

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is the oldest political foundation in Germany with a rich tradition dating back to its foundation in 1925. Today, it remains loyal to the legacy of its namesake and campaigns for the core ideas and values of social democracy: freedom, justice and solidarity. It has a close connection to social democracy and free trade unions.

The Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors promotes the right of all people residing in a country to social security, regardless of documentation. We promote social protection floors as key instruments to achieve the overarching social goal of the global development agenda. Social protection is one of the foundations for inclusive, equitable and sustainable development. It can simultaneously address the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainability and preservation of livelihoods.

Human Rights Watch investigates and reports on abuses happening in all corners of the world. We are roughly 550 plus people of 70-plus nationalities who are country experts, lawyers, journalists, and others who work to protect the most at risk, from vulnerable minorities and civilians in wartime, to refugees and children in need. We direct our advocacy towards governments, armed groups and businesses, pushing them to change or enforce their laws, policies and practices. To ensure our independence, we refuse government funding and carefully review all donations to ensure that they are consistent with our policies, mission, and values. We partner with organizations large and small across the globe to protect embattled activists and to help hold abusers to account and bring justice to victims.

The Independent Commission for Aid Impact scrutinises UK aid spending. It operates independently of government and reports to Parliament through the House of Commons International Development Committee (IDC).

The IDS Bulletin is an open access, peer-reviewed journal focusing on international development. In continual publication since 1968, it has a well-established reputation for intellectually rigorous articles developed through learning partnerships on emerging and evolving development challenges presented in an accessible manner in themed issues that bridge academic, practice and policy discourse.

The only tripartite U.N. agency, since 1919 the ILO brings together governments, employers and workers of 187 Member States , to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men. Origins and history

The IMF works to achieve sustainable growth and prosperity for all of its 190 member countries. It does so by supporting economic policies that promote financial stability and monetary cooperation, which are essential to increase productivity, job creation, and economic wellbeing.

A Hub partner, Inkyfada is an independent, nonprofit media group founded in 2014 by a team of journalists, developers, and graphic designers with the goal of supporting the public interest through innovative journalistic content.

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a research and learning organisation affiliated with the University of Sussex. It delivers research and teaching in the area of development studies.

The only tripartite UN agency, since 1919 the ILO brings together governments, employers and workers of 187 Member States, to set labor standards, develop policies and devise programs promoting decent work for all women and men.

The Inclusive Social Security Policy Forum, or ISSPF, aims to de-mystify complex concepts in social protection and social security. We want to improve people’s understanding of the differences between different types of social protection programmes and their implications for achieving broader national economic and social development goals.

A Hub partner, Mada Masr is an Egypt-based media organization interested in producing intelligent and engaging journalism, and more generally in re-examining the role of media in relation to its public.

MENAFem envisions a new global economic system based on intersectional feminist principles, human rights, and ecological justice driven by the needs of communities and the marginalized, in particular in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and beyond.

The MENASP network brings together policy makers and academics to advance social policy in the MENA region.

Oxfam is a global movement of people who are fighting inequality to end poverty and injustice. Across regions, from the local to the global, we work with people to bring change that lasts.

The Phenix Center for Economics & Informatics Studies is a non-governmental organization founded in Jordan in 2003. It is dedicated to independent policy research and the measurement of public opinion on current and emerging economic and societal issues and legislation.

The Initiative for Policy Dialogue works to broaden dialogue and explore trade-offs in development policy by bringing the best ideas in development to policymakers facing globalization’s complex challenges and opportunities. We strive to contribute to a more equitably governed world by democratizing the production and use of knowledge.

A Hub parter, Sharq.Org is a transnational non-profit organisation focused on the documentation and dissemination of diverse and inclusive stories from across the Arabic speaking region, in a bid to support the development of peace and pluralism in the long-suffering region.

Siren Associates works on public and social sectors reform. Since 2008, Siren has been engaged in research, organizational development, digital transformation and data analysis in various sectors including security, access to justice and human rights, governance, health, social protection, education, and media. is an online member-based knowledge sharing and capacity building platform, open to social protection practitioners, policy-makers, and experts, as well as academics and students. The platform was set up to respond to a recommendation from the G20 Development Working Group in the aftermath of the triple crisis of the late 2000’s to foster global knowledge sharing on social protection policies.

The Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD) was founded in 2008 in Amman, Jordan, to contribute to forming a new renaissance project in the Arab world, grounded in the fundamental issues concerning Arab affairs, within their local, regional, and international contexts, prioritizing independence and authenticity and steering clear of colonial influences

The CALP Network believes in collective action and transforming the humanitarian system. Together we seek to maximize the potential that humanitarian cash and voucher assistance can bring to people in contexts of crisis.

The Economic Research Forum (ERF) is a regional network dedicated to promoting high quality economic research to contribute to sustainable development in the Arab countries, Iran and Turkey. ERF operates from two offices in the region, in Cairo, Egypt and in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. ERF’s main office is located in Cairo, Egypt.

A Hub partner, FTDES (by its French acronym), is a non-governmental, non-partisan, independent organization established in 2011 to defend peoples’ economic and social rights at the national and international levels. It works on several themes including labor rights, women’s rights, environmental rights, migrants’ rights, and social movements.

The mission of the Tunisian Observatory of Economy is: − To analyze and unravel public policies’ economic issues in order to shed light on their strengths and shortcomings through articles and studies. − To democratize economic policies and issues in order to make them easily understandable and accessible to all citizens through instructive infographics, videos, etc. − To foster citizen engagement in the economic policies debate through instructive infographics, training workshops for students, and open-ended workshops / seminars run by the research team in order to understand economic events and their implications. − To nationally and internationally develop partnerships, collaboration networks and positive dynamics through exchange areas and reflection and advocacy workshops on public policies. − To provide a reference resource of economic data and documents in Tunisia that can be useful for all relevant stakeholders (media, academics, public or private organizations, civil society)

The Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS) based in New York serves as the headquarters for UNDP regional programmes and country offices in 17 Arab countries, with the 18th located in the occupied Palestinian territory. The Bureau is headed by Abdallah EL Dardary, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States.

UNICEF - the United Nations Children's Fund - is an agency of the United Nations responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide.

Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) is a global network dedicated to improving the working conditions of the working poor – especially women – in the informal economy. We strive for equal economic opportunities, rights, protection and voice for all workers.

The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans and grants to the governments of low- and middle-income countries for the purpose of pursuing capital projects.

Promoting the right to decent work and to social protection; Preventing and eradicating poverty and exclusion; That is what WSM does on a daily basis.