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 May 11,2017

Updated: Analysis of Disclosure Practices at the IIC

IAP has updated its interactive analysis of how the Inter-American Investment Corporation discloses project information. The analysis of 96 projects, proposed between March 2015 and April 2017, highlights serious gaps in disclosures. For a majority of projects, disclosure periods are inadequate and ESIAs are rarely publicized. If the IIC wishes to comply with best practices and standards on access to information, disclosure practices must be reformed. Read the preliminary analysis.

Posted on Apr 26,2017

EWS Alert published for ADB funded project in China

An Early Warning System alert has been published for the Guangxi Regional Cooperation and Integration Promotion Investment Program, 1.8 billion USD project funded by the ADB that aims to develop the North-South Economic Corridor under the Greater Mekong Subregion Cooperation Program. Read an analysis of human and environmental rights impacts.

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.