Founded in 1995 | Thousand Currents Partner since 2018
Focus on the Global South
Driving deglobalization for progressive social change in the Global South
Focus on the Global South, an Asia-wide research and advocacy organization, was established in 1995 to challenge neoliberalism, militarism and corporate-driven globalization while strengthening just and equitable alternatives. They work in solidarity with the Global South–the great majority of humanity that is marginalized and dispossessed by globalization–believing that progressive social change and Global South solidarity are imperative if the needs and aspirations of oppressed peoples, particularly in Asia, Latin America and Africa, are to be met.
Since 2000, Focus on the Global South has been developing and popularizing the paradigm of deglobalization, which promotes the transformation of the global economy to focus on the needs of people, communities and nations, instead of transnational corporations. Focus on the Global South work on three broad thematic areas:
- Political economy of development
- Power and Democracy
- Peoples’ Alternatives, each of which are interrelated and interdependent
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