We Effect applies a rights-based approach to development. In order to secure sustainability for our projects, we always work in partnership with local partner organisations.

Our activities are funded through donations and grants, mainly from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) but also from the public and from other organisations and institutions.

We Effect is also an active member of several international networks; see information below.

Our networks

A global alliance of civil society and intergovernmental organisations working together to promote secure and equitable access to and control over land for poor women and men.

We Effect is an active member of ILC.


The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) is an international, multi-generational, feminist, creative, future-orientated membership organization committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women’s human rights.

We Effect is an active member of AWID.


The International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) is an independent, non-governmental organisation that unites, represents and serves co-operatives worldwide. It exists to provide an effective and efficient global voice and forum for knowledge, expertise and co-ordinated action for and about co-operatives.

Several member organisations of We Effect are members of ICA. We Effect takes an active role in the CEDP (Cooperatives Europe Development Programme) working group.

Forum Syd

Forum Syd is a democracy and rights organisation. We challenge the abuse of power, oppression and discrimination as a means of reducing poverty in the world, and do so in association with our Swedish member organisations and thousands of volunteers the world over.

We Effect is represented in the board.


Fairtrade is an alternative approach to conventional trade and is based on a partnership between producers and consumers. Fairtrade offers producers a better deal and improved terms of trade. This allows them the opportunity to improve their lives and plan for their future.

We Effect is represented in the board of Fairtrade Sweden and is one of the founding organisations.


CIFCA was born in 1991 to monitor and influence EU policy in Central America. CIFCA is a network of thirty-seven non-governmental development and human rights organizations, solidarity committees, independent research institutes, individuals (as academics or consultants) and public advocacy networks based in Europe.


CONCORD Sweden aims to promote cooperation, information-sharing and joint advocacy initiatives between Swedish NGOs and those in other EU countries on development policy and development cooperation issues vis-à-vis the EU institutions.

We Effect is a member of CONCORD Sweden and is currently represented in the board and active in several thematic work-groups.

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AgriCord is a network of “agri-agencies” and non-governmental organisations for development cooperation with structural links to the farmers’ and rural members’ organisations in their home countries.

We Effect is represented in the board, as well as the in program committee of AgriCord.

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