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For the past two decades, ANND managed to strengthen its presence in the regional and international arena, occupying a leading position in the defense of economic and social rights. ANND is generally considered to have an added value on several levels.

On one hand, ANND is known for addressing critical and non-traditional economic and social rights issues and social justice in general, in particular those relating to economic and social policies and North- South relationships. On the other hand, ANND developed a network of international relations through coordination, joint action, and advocacy activities, building bridges between civil society organizations in Arab countries and international and other parties.

Through social justice and development issues, through monitoring, dialogues and research work, they keep up with the effects of policies on the economic and social rights of Arab countries. Furthermore, ANND›s knowledge production represents an added value for those concerned with social justice and development issues. Through monitoring, dialogue, and research, ANND offers insight on the impact of policies on the economic and social rights of the citizens of Arab countries.

ANND developed intervention directions on three major issues, mainly founded on the need to reform developmental processes through policies and rationalizing and revitalizing the role of developmental actors.

These issues are:

a) Macroeconomic Policies
b) Distribution Policies
c) Roles of Development Actors


A) MACROECONOMIC POLICIES

ANND focused on bilateral and multilateral trade and investment policies, based on its view of the negative impacts of their neoliberal orientation, which, over the past decades, proved to be in clear contrast with the right of people to development and individual economic and social rights.

This orientation was linked with impoverishment and marginalization, instead of contributing to promote developmental policies, as it favors large corporations, financial capital, and the elites who control decision- making positions.

Similarly, ANND directed its attention to financial policies, including aid and debt, engaging in international and local efforts to achieve development aid effectiveness and counter the negative impact of debt on people›s capacities and right to development.

B) DISTRIBUTION POLICIES

ANND focused on bilateral and multilateral trade and investment policies, based on its view of the negative impacts of their neoliberal orientation, which, over the past decades, proved to be in clear contrast with the right of people to development and individual economic and social rights.

This orientation was linked with impoverishment and marginalization, instead of contributing to promote developmental policies, as it favors large corporations, financial capital, and the elites who control decision- making positions.

Similarly, ANND directed its attention to financial policies, including aid and debt, engaging in international and local efforts to achieve development aid effectiveness and counter the negative impact of debt on people›s capacities and right to development.

C) ROLES OF DEVELOPMENT ACTORS

ANND focused on bilateral and multilateral trade and investment policies, based on its view of the negative impacts of their neoliberal orientation, which, over the past decades, proved to be in clear contrast with the right of people to development and individual economic and social rights.

This orientation was linked with impoverishment and marginalization, instead of contributing to promote developmental policies, as it favors large corporations, financial capital, and the elites who control decision- making positions.

Similarly, ANND directed its attention to financial policies, including aid and debt, engaging in international and local efforts to achieve development aid effectiveness and counter the negative impact of debt on people›s capacities and right to development.