Human interaction with the environment and natural resources is often largely determined by developments and decisions made on an economic- (trade and investment) and political (macro-economic policy, budget) level. Economic and financial arguments are often very effective in order to arrive at a more sustainable policy. Both ENDS does it utmost to influence decision-making processes and to anticipate the processes that generate trade- and international funding. It also closely follows the way big financial institutions such as the World Bank group and the IMF work. Both ENDS tries to put sustainability and the fight against poverty high on the agenda within the world of international funding. Capital streams influence the usage of water and land, via investment in large waterworks such as dams and financial policies concerning agriculture and trade. Both ENDS gives civil society organisations a voice in these capital streams, so that natural resources benefit indigenous people.