Members of Southeast Asian Tax Justice Network

Action for Economic Reforms, Inc. (AER) [Philippines]

AER is an independent policy analysis and advocacy organization focusing on macro-economic policy and governance issues with the view towards sustainable and equitable development. Founded in 1996, AER sought to address a major weakness of the Philippine civil society movement – limited technical understanding of economic issues, including fiscal policy. It has since engaged in policy research and public education to build NGO capacity in advocating economic issues. From its founding, AER has made tax reforms part of its core program.

Cambodians for Resource Revenue Transparency (CRRT)

CRRT is non governmental coalition of NGOs who working on extractive industries to ensure the revenue from oil, gas and mining are transparency and accountable use for equitability benefit to all Cambodians.

Center for Finance and Taxation Studies (CFTS) [Indonesia]

CFTS is an independent research center to mainstreaming taxation issues in a democratic discourse and promote a just tax policy in Indonesia.

Christian Aid [U.K.]

Christian Aid is the official charity of the Christian churches in the U.K. Its mandate is to work on relief, development and advocacy for poverty eradication.  It works globally for profound change that eradicates the causes of poverty, striving to achieve equality, dignity and freedom for all, regardless of faith or nationality. It is a part of a wider movement for social justice which provide urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes.

Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) [Philippines]

FDC is a nationwide multi-sectoral coalition conducting advocacy work in the national, local and international arenas, to realize a common framework and agenda for economic development. The debt is the primary lens through which economic and social issues ranging from public spending, taxation, deregulation, privatization, trade, IFIs, climate finance and gender issues are analyzed.

Institut Kajian Dasar (IKD) [Malaysia]

IKD is a non-profit, non governmental organization dedicated to the cause of cultural revivalism, the construction of a civil society and the promotion of interaction among the Southeast Asian Countries, between the region and the rest of the world. It provides a forum for scholars, policy makers and others to interact, organizing conferences, seminars, conducting research and training and playing advocacy roles on vital current issues.

Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR) [Indonesia]

IESR is a non profit organization which is working for advocacy, campaign and research.

Jubilee South-Asia/Pacific Movement on Debt and Development (JS APMDD) [Philippines]

JS APMDD is a regional alliance of people movements, community organization coalitions, NGOs and networks. It is working on campaigns and actions to advance collective struggles in the regional and global arena. It focuses on people-centered development, economic and environmental rights and justice. It is currently working and campaigning on debt issues, climate justice and tax justice.

Justice Initiatives Facilitation Fund (JIFF) [Vietnam]

JIFF is component 3 of the Justice Partnership Programme (JPP) aiming to build capacity of NGOs in Vietnam to contribute to enhancement of awareness of rights, access to justice and judicial reforms. JPP is a joint program between the Government of Vietnam, Government of Denmark, Government and Sweden and the European Union to support justice sector reform in Vietnam. The JPP objective is based on Vietnam Judicial Reform Strategy: A capable, ethical, democratic and rights-protecting justice sector developed.
Justice Initiatives Facilitation Fund (JIFF) provides application-based support to NGOs in Vietnam to facilitate a range of initiatives through calls for proposals and awards of different types of grants twice per calendar year from September 2010 to early 2015.

Koalisi Anti Utang (Anti Debt Coalition) [Indonesia]

KAU is a coalition was formalized through its first National Assembly in Cipanas, Bogor during 25-27 October 2002, where the coalition members from various sectors and regions met and formally adopted their common platforms, formulated KAU’s organizational structure, networking mechanisms, campaign strategy and work-plan for 2002-2004.
The agreed mandate for the coalition includes the following:

  1. Actively building resistance against neo-liberal economic globalization;
  2. Strengthening its constituency through mobilization/ organizing at the community and member organization level; &
  3. Building strategic alliances with other social movements against neo-imperialism at national and international level.

KAU’s main strategies of work include mass mobilization, empowerment and public education, as well as clearing house (center of information). And in order to substantiate its advocacy agenda, KAU also conducts relevant policy studies.

NGO Coordinating Committee on Development (NGO-COD) [Thailand]

NGO-COD is Network of NGOs in Thailand with about 200 member organizations. Cover 12 issue based networks : sustainable agriculture, natural resource management, human right, women, children, workers, elderly people, urban poor, people with disability, fishers folk, ethnic people and consumers.

Perkumpulan Prakarsa [Indonesia]

Perkumpulan Prakarsa is a Center for Welfare Studies and seeks to promote a democratic, just, and prosperous society in Indonesia by enhancing the ideas, leadership, and innovations of civil society groups and NGO.

Tifa Foundation [Indonesia]

Tifa Foundation promotes an open society in Indonesia which respects diversity and honors the rule of law, justice and equality. Our vision is that of a community in which citizens, government and business support individual rights, especially the rights and views of women, minorities and other disadvantaged groups; and nurture solidarity, and good governance. Tifa Foundation is working to achieve this through strengthening of civil society.

The Revenue Watch Institute (RWI) [Indonesia]

RWI is a non-profit policy institute and grantmaking organization that promotes the effective, transparent and accountable management of oil, gas and mineral resources for the public good. Through capacity building, technical assistance, research and advocacy, we help countries realize the development benefits of their natural resource wealth.

RWI is the only organization dedicated exclusively to addressing the problems of countries that depend on the development of oil, gas and mining for much of their wealth. These are countries where poverty, corruption and armed conflict too often converge.

Southeast Asian Committee for Advocacy (SEACA)

SEACA is a South East Asian regional civil society resource organization focused on building the capacities of NGOs and peoples’ organizations to advocate with governments and intergovernmental organizations on peoples’ rights and policy proposals. Founded in 2000, SEACA has program and project partnerships in most countries in South East Asia–the Thai-Burma border, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam. SEACA’s Regional Coordinator is Ms. Consuelo Katrina A. Lopa.

Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA)

SEATCA is a small non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Bangkok, Thailand, whose mission is to save lives by accelerating effective implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in ASEAN countries. Evidence-based interventions that save lives and are contained in the FCTC include tax and price measures, effective health warnings, protection from secondhand smoke, and comprehensive bans of tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorships.