Mar 15,2018 by Coalition

Job Opening: Regional Coordinator

Start Date: April/May 2018 Location: Asia, Africa or Latin America Time: 25-40 hrs per week Compensation: Contractor – US $1800 – $2200 /month full-time equivalent The Coalition for Human Rights in Development is a global coalition of social movements, civil society organization

Mar 14,2018 by Coalition

Job opening: Program and Communications Associate

Start Date: April 2018 Location: Negotiable – Ideally the Associate will be housed within one of our member organizations in Asia, Africa, Latin America, MENA, or Central and Eastern Europe. Status: Contractor – approx. 30-40 hours per week Compensation: US $1000-$1300 / Month   The Co

Mar 13,2018 by members

What a new US development finance institution needs to succeed

A bipartisan group of senators and representatives introduced the Better Utilization of Investment Leading to Development (BUILD) Act, which, if enacted, would create a new agency called the United States International Development Finance Corporation. The IDFC would absorb the Overseas Pri

Mar 01,2018

LAC P10: A Legally Binding Agreement to Improve Environmental Democracy and Protect Defenders

From February 28, 2018 to March 4, 2018 in Costa Rica, countries and civil society groups are negotiating the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean, also known as LAC P10. If adopt

Jan 22,2018 by members

Indigenous Sengwer herder killed in connection with EU-funded project

On January 16, two Sengwer herders were shot by Kenya Forest Service guards implementing an EU-funded development project – the Water Towers Protection and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation (WaTER) Project. What UN experts have called “repeated attacks and forced evictions by

Jan 11,2018

LAC groups call for increased transparency in the framework of the EITI initiative

Civil society representatives from Latin America and the Caribbean participating in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), held meetings from 28 to 30 November 2017 in Santo Domingo – Dominican Republic in the framework of the “EITI Regional Workshop in Latin

Jan 03,2018 by Coalition

Joint Submission on WB’s Draft Guidance Notes

On December 22nd, the Coalition together with 30 organizations sent to the World Bank a joint submission with recommendations on the Bank’s Draft Guidance Notes for borrowing countries regarding how to implement the Bank’s new Environmental and Social Framework. The submission addre

Dec 15,2017 by Coalition

Communiqué from the Development and Investment in Africa Workshop

12-13 NOVEMBER 2017 PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA This is a communiqué reflecting the outcomes of the Development and Investment in Africa Workshop held on 12-13 November 2017 in Pretoria, South Africa, and organized by the Coalition for Human Rights in Development together with African Coalition fo

Dec 11,2017 by Coalition

A Dangerous Enterprise: Development Finance and the Fight for Human Rights

[This article was originally published online in July in Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales’ 2017 Environmental Report. It is being reposted here in honor of Human Rights Day]   Credit: Kinoram Across Latin America and the world, governments and investors are pushing for a dra

Nov 22,2017 by Coalition

Development and Investment in Africa

Check out our updated briefer on Development Finance and Investment in Africa to learn about the different financiers investing in Africa and what these investment plans mean for people and the planet: in French and English

Nov 10,2017

World Bank must stop promoting “dangerous” public-private partnerships

A campaign aimed at reversing the dangerous rush to promote expensive and high-risk public-private partnerships (PPPs) was launched last 0ctober 11 by civil society organisations from all over the globe. The campaign’s manifesto – launched during the World Bank and International Mon

Oct 30,2017 by Coalition

UN report calls on development banks to address attacks on human rights defenders

Overlooking the first AngloGold Ashanti mine in the Siguiri region of Guinea. Approximately 380 households were forcibly evicted from their ancestral land to make way for the open-pit oxide goldmine. (Photo: Inclusive Development International) A UN report released last week (Oct. 25) highli

Oct 23,2017 by members

Guide to the AfDB’s accountability mechanism

The Independent Review Mechanism (IRM) was established by the African Development Bank (AfDB) in 2004 to address complaints made by any group of two or more people who have been harmed, or who are likely to be harmed, by a project funded by the AfDB Group. The IRM was designed to make sure that the AfDB f

Sep 27,2017 by Coalition

Webinar: Demystifying Development Banks in Asia

On September 26, 2017, the Coalition for Human Rights in Development co-hosted a ‘Demystifying Development Banks’ webinar with a special focus on Asia, where many countries have been shown to be among the most dangerous for human rights and environmental defenders who confront infrastru

Sep 08,2017

New Development Bank is BRICS’ best card

According to Caio Borges, Prof. Karin Costa Vazquez and Supriya Roychoudhury, if question marks on the future of BRICS are repeatedly raised, the New Development Bank (NDB) is probably the most concrete avenue through which the grouping can deepen co-operation. The NDB’s stated commitment to

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