INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRADE $402,000
A. THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR): $30,000 For its New Possibilities: Expanding the Policy Space for Sustainable Development project, which seeks to influence democratic global governance; protect and enlarge policy space for governments to pursue alternative development strategies; and take advantage of the current global economic crisis to promote a better understanding of strategic responses to globalization, especially in Latin America.
Institute for Policy Studies (IPS): $45,000 For its Promoting Sustainable Trade and Development In a Time of Crisis project, which seeks to promote alternative approaches to development in Latin America while taking advantage of the opportunities for policy change posed by the global economic crisis.
B. INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRADE POLICIES
Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL): $20,000 For its Reforming International Financial Institutions (IFIs) project, which aims to improve the social and environmental effects of IFIs and Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) by promoting transparency, public participation and accountability in these institutions and lessening their negative impact on the environment, health and human rights.
Community Partners: $7,000 Recommended for the Funders Network on Trade and Globalization (FNTG), which seeks to raise awareness in the funding community of the relevance of trade, globalization and global justice on many domestic and international funding issues, and to help diverse groups of funders see the impact of the global economy and its framework on their issues.
Public Citizen Foundation: $30,000 For the Western Hemisphere Project of Global Trade Watch, which utilizes public education and organizing, research, analysis, monitoring, and international networking and media work to address trade and globalization issues in the Western hemisphere.
Quixote Center: $35,000 Recommended for the Alliance for Responsible Trade (ART), a national network of labor, family farm, religious, women's, environmental, development and research organizations that promotes equitable and sustainable trade and development in the Americas.
C. RESOURCE RIGHTS IN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES
Amazon Watch: $30,000 For general support of this organization, which works in partnership with indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin to defend environmentally pristine areas from industrial mega-projects and informs investors and financial institutions about the financial risks of investing in such projects. (Second installment of a two-year, $60,000 grant).
Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL): $50,000 For its Empowering Indigenous Communities Impacted by Mining in Guatemala project, which provides legal counsel and services and international campaign support to indigenous communities in Guatemala affected by the Marlin goldmine.
International Rivers (IR): $30,000 For its Mesoamerica Program, which works with communities in Central America and Mexico that are affected by dams, helping them to oppose socially and environmentally destructive mega-projects and to propose alternative development plans.
D. RESOURCE RIGHTS IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMYInstitute for Policy Studies: $125,000 For its Promoting Resource Rights in the Global Economy project. (First year of a 2-year, $250,000 grant to be paid in 2010 and 2011).
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