African Forum and Network on Debt and Development

Organization's name: African Forum and Network on Debt and Development
Organization's acronym: AFRODAD
Headquarters address  
Address: 31 Atkinson Drive
Phone: Tel. (263) 4 778531
Fax: Fax (263) 4 747878
Web site:
Organization type: Non-governmental organization
  • English


Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:
Economic and Social:
  • Citizenship and Governance
  • Debt Relief
  • Development
  • Extreme poverty
  • Financing for Development
  • Least Developed Countries
  • Social Development
  • Sustainable Development
  • Taxation Policy
  • Trade and Development
  • United Nations Funding
  • United Nations Reform

Financing for Development:
  • Addressing systemic issues
  • External debt
  • Increasing financial and technical cooperation for development
  • International Cooperation in Tax Matters
  • International Trade as an engine for development
  • Mobilizing domestic financial resources for development
  • Mobilizing international resources for development

Public Administration:
  • Public Financial Management
  • Socio-Economic Governance and Management

Social Development:
  • Poverty

  • Development indicators
  • International Economic and Social Classifications
  • National accounting
  • Official statistics, principles and practices
  • Statistics on international trade in services

Sustainable Development:
  • International cooperation for an enabling environment

  • Climate Change and Natural Resource Management
  • Economic and Corporate Governance
  • Human Development
Geographic scope: Regional
  • Africa
Millennium Development Goals:
  • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Develop global partnership for development
Mission statement:
Year established (YYYY): 1996
Year of registration (YYYY): 1996
Organizational structure: AFRODAD is governed by a Board of seven people from the five regions of Africa: East, Central, West, South and North. The day to day activities of AFRODAD are undertaken by a Secretariat, based in Harare, Zimbabwe, which is responsible for both programme and administrative activities.
Number and type of members: AFRODAD is a trust and operates on an associate basis instead of a membership basis. The associates are groups initiated by AFRODAD or, in two cases, very close collaborators.
Affiliation with NGO networks: Tax Justice Network, African Civil Society Circle,
Funding structure:
  • Grants from Governments
  • Funds from other Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Funds from Religious Institutions
  • Fees for providing consulting or research services
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources
  • Foreign and international grants
  • Fundraising campaigns
Funding structure other: Sale of publications

Additional Information

Sustainable Development

Major group affiliation:
  • Non-governmental organization

Financing for Development

Accreditation to: Financing for development
Purpose: N/A