A decade of human rights abuses
Activities funded by development banks have been linked to scores of human rights violations.
Around the world, activists who oppose projects built without the consent of the local communities are being threatened, attacked and killed. The ancestral lands of Indigenous Peoples are being pillaged. Rural communities are being forcibly evicted and they are losing their livelihoods. Yet, despite growing evidence, development banks keep turning a eye blind to these abuses.
In the list below, we have collected over 100 reports on human rights abuses connected to development finance, published in the last decade by Coalition members and allies around the world. If you wish to add further resources to this list, please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The interplay between the economic policies and safeguards of international financial institutions and good governance at the local level
Author: UN Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic
and equitable international order
An Assessment of the Conga Mining Project in light of World Bank Standards
Author: Plataforma Interinstitucional Celendina; Rondas Unificadas de la Provincia de Celendín; Frente de Defensa de la Cuenca del Río Jadibamba; Frente de Defensa de los Distritos de Huasmín; Frente de Defensa del Centro Poblado de Jeréz; Frente de Defensa del Distrito de Sorochuco; and the Frente de Defensa de los Intereses de la Provincia de Hualgayoc - Bambamarca. With the research and technical support of the Columbia Law School Human Rights Clinic.
How the IFC Profits from Land Grabbing in Africa -Outsourcing Development: Lifting the Veil on the World Bank Group’s Lending Through Financial Intermediaries
Author: Inclusive Development International, Accountability Counsel, Bank Information Center, The Oakland Institute and Urgewald
Agribusiness-Expansion, Land Grabbing und die Rolle europäischer privater und öffentlicher Gelder in Sambia
Eine Bewertung basierend auf dem Recht auf Nahrung
Authors: FIAN Deutschland
The State of Accountability in Development Finance
Authors: Accountability Counsel; Both ENDS; CIEL; Bankwatch; Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, New York University School of Law; SOMO; Counter Balance; FUNDEPS; Inclusive Development International; Natural Justice; Program on International & Comparative Environmental Law, American University Washington College of Law.