Transnational Institute

In Brief

Amsterdam; peace and equity on a sustainable planet


(1973, Amsterdam;

“Committed to a just, democratic, and sustainable planet.” Seeks to “strengthen international social movements with rigorous research, reliable information, sound analysis, and constructive proposals that advance progressive, democratic policy change and common solutions to global problems.” Projects: 1) Agrarian Justice (research on political struggles in rural areas around access, control and ownership of resources and land, as well as on international agrarian movements struggling against dispossession); 2) Drugs & Democracy (on trends in the illegal drugs market and global drug policies); 3) Corporate Power (plans to bring about a People’s Treaty on the operations of transnational corporations, including a call for an international body that can impose binding legal obligations on TNCs and end corporate impunity for ecological, economic and social crimes); 4) Trade & Investment (challenging the EU’s ‘free’ trade and investment policies); 5) Myanmar in Focus (integrates work on international drug policies with in-depth research on the regional drug market in Burma and neighboring countries); 6) Peace & Security (on the spread of new security infrastructure in Europe and worldwide); 7) Public Service Alternatives (to improve public services and strengthen democracy by empowering workers and citizens); 8) Water Justice (building viable alternatives to water privatization, focused on how to reform public water systems). Publications, articles, events, and other information populate the webpages associated with each project, e.g. 183 downloadable publications associated with the Agrarian Justice project. Annual reports available. Budget: ~$3.5M/year; c.100 Staff, including fellows, interns and associates. Executive Director: Fiona Dove.

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