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 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. The investment will be used to cover a portion of the project’s current five-year investment plan and to replace part of its debt. 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.

Posted on Feb 26,2017

EWS alert published for the Guatemala-Mexico Border Integration Program

An Early Warning System alert has been published for the Inter-American Development Bank-funded Guatemala-Mexico Border Integration Program. The program seeks to “increase integration at 8 border crossings and to strengthen Guatemala’s competitiveness and security through fiscal and migratory controls.” The project will be executed by the Guatemalan Defense Ministry and could impact indigenous rights, the environment, and freedom of movement. This project is pending Board approval. Read further analysis in Spanish here.

Posted on Feb 02,2017

EWS alert published for EIB-funded Lucknow Metro Rail project in India

An Early Warning System alert has been published for the European Investment Bank-funded Lucknow Metro Rail Project in India. Extending over 33kms, in two rail corridors, this urban transport infrastructure project is expected to displace more than a 100 households and result in the felling of 1181 trees in the North-South Corridor alone. This project is currently active. Read the short analysis here.

Posted on Jan 16,2017

EWS alert published for Mekong Delta project in Vietnam

An Early Warning System alert has been published for the World Bank-funded Mekong Delta Integrated Climate Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods project in Vietnam.  Project locations will include An Giang, Dong Thap, Ben Tre, Tra Vinh, Soc Trang, Bac Lieu, Ca Mau, Kien Giang, and Vinh Long. Potential impacts include resettlement  of approximately 823 households. This project is active.  Read the short analysis here.