Recently, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) was poised to provide US $200 million to Guatemala to strengthen “competitiveness” and “security” by implementing fiscal and migratory controls at border crossings with Mexico.
The Early Warning System monitors proposed projects at 9 development finance institutions, including the World Bank, African Development Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. Through this survey, we hope to understand how development finance institutions...
The Early Warning System is the first web-based tool to map and centralize information on development projects funded by international financial institutions that have the highest likelihood to adversely impact human and environmental rights worldwide.
Examining how the Inter-American Investment Corporation discloses project information.
We believe human rights are inextricably linked to development. We are promoting a development approach that truly regards local people as equal partners and experts in the quest to find solutions to our countries’ development challenges.
There is a rising trend among multilateral development banks to invest in megaprojects, including large dams and hydropower projects.
The Early Warning System supports partners and communities in their advocacy and research efforts to monitor projects in the pipeline. In India the EWS facilitates access to information and supports local campaigns for rights respecting development.
In June 2016, representatives of International Accountability Project (IAP) and of the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) participated in a Workshop on Accountability Mechanisms and Civil Society
What Mexicans can expect after the Energy Reform By Stacey Morales (EWS Intern) and Carla García Zendejas (Center for International Environmental Law) For 76 years, Mexico had maintained the rights to all energy resources, production and infrastructure in the country. Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), the Mexican state-owned petroleum company, was created in 1938 as a […]
Myanmar is attempting to transition to a democratic country, which has attracted the attention of many international donors and investors who are eager to tap the potential of our country’s fertile lands and natural resources.
By providing access to information regarding proposed development projects we can not only support communities that may be directly at risk, but also provide critical information for ongoing advocacy.