TWN-Africa has twenty-one, highly qualified, experienced and motivated members of staff.
TWN-Africa’s work has been conducted through a combination of strategies:
1) Information dissemination on issues of African and Southern interest;
2) Research which has policy relevance to struggles for economic and social justice and sustainable development; and
3) Campaigning and advocacy around policy issues, in collaboration with partners throughout Africa and also in the rest of the world, especially the South. TWN-Africa publishes briefing papers, often timed as strategic interventions in critical policy debates. TWN-Africa strives to reach across Africa’s language divides. It has a full time French-English translation department and outside support for Portuguese and Arabic translation.
Through its programme areas - political economy, gender and environment - a coordinated analysis and focused research and policy advocacy framework has been defined.
The Political Economy Unit’s work is united around the issues of trade, investment and Africa’s economic development needs in the era of the new international trade and investment regime. The unit seeks to: make the international trade and investment regime, including the WTO respond more sensitive to the needs of African countries; promote equity in international trade and investment; and develop a framework for Africa’s developmental agenda.