Partnerships build power

The IEJ prioritises working with partner organisations to achieve economic and social justice.

By acting as a research and policy hub, the IEJ builds links between the research community and the labour movement, progressive civil society and activist organisations, and elements within the state and business. Our research agenda is developed in an ongoing collaboration with these social partners, and the project outputs are made accessible and appropriate for policy work. In South Africa, such an organic relationship between an economics research institute and organisations with a mass constituency is unique.

Coalitions and networks:

  • Budget Justice Coalition South Africa
  • C-19 People’s Coalition
  • Climate Justice Coalition
  • Climate Justice Charter Movement
  • How We Adapt
  • South African Climate Action Network
  • Tax Justice Network Africa
  • Working Class Movement

Local organisations and groups IEJ works with regularly include:

  • African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics
  • Alternative Information Development Centre
  • Black Sash
  • Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
  • Chris Hani Institute
  • Congress of South African Trade Unions and affiliates
  • Co-operative and Policy Alternative Centre
  • Institute for African Alternatives
  • Labour Constituency at National Economic Development and Labour Council
  • National Minimum Wage Research Initiative, University of the Witwatersrand
  • National Labour and Economic Development Institute
  • Oxfam South Africa
  • #PayTheGrants
  • Rethinking Economics for Africa, various student chapters
  • School of Economics and Finance, University of the Witwatersrand
  • South African Chair in Industrial Development, University of Johannesburg
  • South African Federation of Trade Unions and affiliates
  • Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies
  • WWF South Africa

International organisations IEJ works with, or participates in, include:

  • Center for Economic and Social Rights
  • Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
  • Gender and Development Network (GADN)
  • International Labour Organization
  • International Trade Union Confederation
  • Institute for African Studies, University of Ghana
  • Institute for Public Policy Research
  • Nawi – Afrifem Macroeconomics Collective
  • Rethinking Economics
  • TrustAfrica
  • Tax Justice Network Africa
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

The IEJ also works with a range of individual academics, researchers, and activists.