Early Warning System

The Early Warning System ensures local communities, and the organizations that support them, have verified information about projects likely to cause human and environmental rights abuses and clear strategies for advocacy.

Uniting international research and local expertise, the Early Warning System monitors international and regional development-finance institutions and reinforces community-led campaigns. The data collected includes information about projects financed by institutions such as the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, the Asian Development Bank, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the African Development Bank, the BRICS’s New Development Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.

The Early Warning System is managed by the International Accountability Project (IAP) and the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL).


Posted on Apr 17,2017

Alert published for the IFC funded Araripe III project.

Araripe III involves the construction, operation, and maintenance of a wind power complex encompassing a total of 14 wind turbine clusters located in the Brazilian states of Pernambuco and Piaui. Among others, the project could impact on the rights of health, healthy environment and property of local communities. Read an analysis of impacts (in Portuguese).

Posted on Apr 13,2017

Alert published for HCMC Flood Risk Management project in Vietnam

The World Bank funded project aims to reduce flood risk in the Tham Luong-Ben Cat canal, and is a follow-up initiative to an earlier government-financed project which displaced 1,342 households and enterprises. The project will impact 9 districts in Ho Chi Minh City and affect an additional 717 households and organizations. There is a risk of adverse impacts on the rights to a healthy environment, property and adequate housing, livelihood, and more. Read an analysis of impacts.

Posted on Apr 03,2017

EWS alert published for the Dar-es-Salaam Urban Transport Improvement Project

An Early Warning System alert has been published for the World Bank-funded Dar-es-Salaam Urban Transport Improvement Project in Tanzania. The project that will be implemented in Kinondoni District in the Central Business District of Dar-es-Salaam City will improve the Bus Rapid Transit operations and management capacity in Dar es Salaam city and reduce delays at the Ubungo intersection. Read the analysis and assessment of its impacts here.

Posted on Mar 21,2017

EWS alert published for IIC-funded Interagua Project in Ecuador

An EWS alert was issued for the Interagua project funded by the Inter-American Investment Corporation in Ecuador. According to the company, its investment plan ‘aims to maintain and improve the service quality of existing networks, implement rehabilitation projects, install new potable water and wastewater connections, and improve and maintain rainwater management infrastructure . The project may impact labor rights, a healthy environment, water and others. Read the analysis in Spanish here.