The Club de Madrid is one of the most unusual international networks. An independent non-profit organization comprised exclusively of former Heads of States and Heads of Government, the Club provides an opportunity for eminent former leaders to stay actively involved in the global development discourse. Made up of over 100 former democratically elected leaders, the organization issues invitations to join only to other democratically-elected statesmen after they have left their top positions. The aim of the Club is to make the expertise and experience of its members available to current leaders. It has become clear that members have the neutrality and convening power to be welcome in dialogues and debates about current problems in many parts of the world.
For the past ten years the Club has been working on a Shared Societies Project to promote policy approaches that generate safe and prosperous shared communities—a clearly difficult but most important task.
The Post-2015 World – Implications for Social Development by Clem McCartney
The value of care and domestic work: why the gender gap matters by Eloïse Leboutte and Ignacio Socias