Areas of Engagement


By Barbara Adams | Global Policy Watch

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) negotiated painstakingly over two years by all UN Member States  with thousands of public interest organizations providing their commitment and expertise have been copyrighted. And by whom? The UN you would think? But no. They have been re-branded as Global Goals (GGs) and the copyrighted by Project Everyone, a private company incorporated and registered in London.

This is a scenario study designed under the SID program called Tanzania Speaks. It probed what Tanzania as nation will be like twenty years from today. 'Ijue Tanzania Mwaka 2035' is a Kiswahili for 'Know Tanzania in 2035' which was prepared as newspapers inserts and circulated twice to reach exactly 100,000 readers across the country.

The Buenos Aires Chapter (SIDbaires) presented new authorities in a meeting in which its members reaffirmed their commitment to continue to work in the construction of inclusive and democratic development.

Fernando Grasso, chief economist with the ADIMRA metal industry chamber, has been elected as the new president of the Buenos Aires Chapter of SID (SIDbaires). The new leadership was presented during a meeting attended by over 40 members of the chapter on July 16.

Statement of the members and friends of the Global Network for the Right to Food and Nutrition

Annual meeting, Kathmandu, 20 to 22 July, 2015

By Aldo Caliari | On July 16th, governments adopted the Outcome of the Third Conference on Financing for Development, held in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), called the “Action Ababa Action Agenda” (AAAA or the “Outcome”). In a collective and sharp statement in response, civil society said that the conference “lost the opportunity to tackle the structural injustices in the current global economic system and ensure that development finance is people-centered and protects the environment.”

by Angela Zarro, SID | The FfD3 concluded in Addis Ababa with the signing of an agreement that - as expected -  raised a cacophony of groans of delusion and disappointment from civil society organizations, development experts, practitioners, and advocacy groups. The outcome document failed to recognize and respond to the mulitple challenges that the world is presently facing.

CSO response

We, members of hundreds of civil society organizations and networks from around the world engaged in the Third FfD Conference, would like to express our deepest concerns and reservations on the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, based on both our ongoing contributions to the process and the deliberations of the CSO FfD Forum (Addis Ababa, 10-12 July 2015).

CSO Response to FfD Addis Ababa Action Agenda – 16 July 2015

Members of more than 600 civil society organizations and networks from around the world that have been engaged in the process leading up to and including the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (Addis Ababa, July 13-16 2015), convened a CSO Forum in advance of the FFD3 conference. The following are their reflections and recommendations to convey to the Member States of the United Nations and the international community.

The first session of the open ended intergovernmental working group for the elaboration of an International Binding Instrument on Transnational Corporations and other Business Enterprises with respect to human rights  is taking place at the UN in Geneva from 6 to 9 July 2015. 

The Society for International Development (SID) is pleased to announce its intention to commission an end of project evaluation for the Kenya Inequalities project. Kenya Inequalities focused on dissemination of research publication on county level inequalities In Kenya. A key component of this work was the facilitation of county level dialogues among key actors in ten counties in Kenya and the commissioning of further research on the drivers of inequality for five selected counties.