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  1. The EU-Mercosur free trade agreement

    • Nick Middeldorp, Tjalling Postma, Guus Geurts, Sara Murawski
    22 February 2022

    The EU-Mercosur trade agreement leads to the destruction of nature, violations of the land rights of farmers and Indigenous people and loss of industrial jobs in the Mercosur countries. An alternative treaty should be proposed – one that improves political cooperation between the EU and Mercosur countries while strengthening fair and sustainable international trade rules.

  2. International finance and the commodification of electricity in Egypt

    Mohamed Gad
    09 February 2022

    This article analyses the political economy of the liberalization of electricity prices in Egypt, highlighting the main policy shifts in regard to electricity pricing.

  3. The Promises and Perils of Investor-Driven Fintech

    • Milford Bateman, Fernando Amorim Teixeira
    08 February 2022

    Financial technology, or ‘fintech’, is a widely celebrated recent innovation. However, in this paper we explore how its seductive narrative is a fundamentally flawed and inaccurate portrayal of the emerging reality. While it is clear that fintech offers a major opportunity to improve the lives of the poor if done right, and it has had some important initial successes, its full long-term impact looks far less rosy.

  4. COP26 – What Next?

    Nick Buxton
    02 February 2022

    COP26 failed to muster enough political will for climate action, but there was no expense spared in one arena.

  5. Populism, authoritarianism and agrarian struggles

    16 February 2022

    Join this timely discussion on populism, authoritarianism and agrarian struggles - 16 February 15:00 CET.

  6. Mapping MSI in Global Governance Database

    19 January 2022

    Mapping Multistakeholderism in Global Governance

    Navigate the database

    "The Great Takeover" is an analysis of the mapping of 103 multistakeholderism initiatives in Education, Environment, Health, Internet and Data, and Food & Agriculture. To support further analyses and political action, we have made the whole database available in this easy-to-navigate tool below. Use the options in the right-hand column to filter the results .

    "The Great Takeover" reveals that multistakeholderism is expanding into every field of global affairs, so we will continue to update this database. You can help to identify new MSI initiatives, or update the information available here, by sharing your comments with us at

  7. The Great Takeover

    • Mary Ann Manahan, Madhuresh Kumar
    17 January 2022

    This book The Great Takeover: Mapping of Multistakeholderism in Global Governance represents an important moment on the road to exposing this trend, raised on the international agenda by a group of social movements, networks and organizations who started to walk the journey together a few years ago. The journey has resulted in a deeper analysis of how corporate capture is achieving dominance in world affairs.

  8. China

    06 January 2022

    China’s rise in the last three decades has reshaped the global economy and politics. Working with researchers and activists, TNI is exploring the implications for struggles for economic, social and environmental justice.

  9. Our Future at Stake: The Corporate Capture of Multilateralism

    19 January 2022

    The Round Table, Our Future at Stake: The Corporate Capture of Multilateralism aims not only to address the Davos agenda of multistakeholderism but to initiate a dynamic exchange and contribute to building a dialogue between concerned social movements, affected sectors and governments.

  10. Gabriel Boric. Credit: Paulo Slachevsky (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

    Beyond the headlines: 10 preliminary questions and answers on Chile’s recent presidential election

    Daniel Chavez
    23 December 2021

    The election of Gabriel Boric as President of Chile has attracted international press attention and generated much hope, excitement and debate among political and social activists in Latin America and other regions of the world. So what can we expect? Some preliminary answers and context to understand the historic victory.

  11. Poppy Farmers Under Pressure

    23 December 2021

    Building on previous TNI research and publications, this report analyses the causes and consequences of the declining opium cultivation and production in Myanmar and the surrounding regions.

  12. Chile: the battle for a transformative new constitution

    Carolina Pérez Dattari
    16 December 2021

     Chile is currently undergoing a process of transformational change that is not only profound but also contradictory. The explosion of social unrest was a crisis that forced us as a society to fundamentally question the model under which we have lived for the past thirty years and which has caused widespread discontent in Chilean society. Today, that creative process takes shape primarily in the Constitutional Convention and in the fulfillment of its mandate: writing a new national constitution for Chile.

  13. Towards a just agricultural transition in North Africa

    Saker El Nour
    15 December 2021
    This article looks at the challenges, components and characteristics of a just transition within the agriculture sector in North Africa.
  14. Arun Kundnani

    The right to breathe

    Arun Kundnani
    14 December 2021

    In response to the Covid-19 global pandemic, governments ushered in states of emergency that saw health being securitised through the expansion of coercive policing powers and repression, a growing reliance on digital surveillance, and the criminalisation of social protest.

  15. How do communities support fisheries?

    • Thibault Josse, Zoe Brent
    13 December 2021
    Policy briefing

    This brief aims to show that who fishes matters for the future of marine life. It unpacks some of the key differences among fishers and types of fishing, and provides guidance on how to support fishers taking steps towards the positive transformation of the fisheries sector.

  16. What can an old mine tell us about a just energy transition?

    Karen Rignall
    09 December 2021

    Lessons from social mobilization across mining and renewable energy in Morocco.

  17. Climate emergency, the pandemic, and the convergence of global crises

    Daniel Chavez
    07 December 2021

    What we face today is not just a "crisis" in the normal sense of the word - "a time of intense difficulty or danger". We also face a crisis in the sense of the word’s etymological roots in the Greek word krisis. This refers to a turning point in the course of an illness, pointing either to the start of recovery or the imminence of death. Such an understanding of "crisis" implies a relatively brief moment between two possible outcomes, a good one and a bad one. The deep social, economic and political problems of our times, however, are not signs of a passing "moment" or a single issue; they rather signal a multi-faceted crisis, whose components all strengthen and reinforce each other.

  18. The Moroccan energy sector

    Jawad Moustakbal
    02 December 2021

    Find out the historical, economic and political reasons for the dependence of Morocco’s energy sector, which threatens what remains of Moroccan sovereignty and aggravates social inequalities. And how it is that the most deprived populations in the country pay for the political and economic choices made by the colonized elite.

  19. No One Left Behind?

    30 November 2021
    Policy briefing

    The peoples of Myanmar are presently struggling with three grave challenges: a coup, conflict and Covid-19. This new TNI briefing analyses how these three crises have unfolded, leading to health system collapse, a new cycle of humanitarian emergency and deepening political divisions within the country. Taking a narrative approach, the report focuses on the consequences of state failure, the impact of Covid-19 and the actions taken by different military, political and civil society actors during a time of national breakdown.

  20. The Political Economy of Eastern Europe 30 years into the ‘Transition’

    21 November 2021

    The first region-wide collection of new left perspectives on Eastern Europe's post-socialist transformation.
    Combines political economy analysis with a contextual critique of major ideological concepts of the regime change.
    Speaks to current debates on Eastern Europe's "democratic backslide" from a locally rooted, critical left perspective