CEE Bankwatch Network


Country: International


To challenge international financial institutions not to finance environmentally and socially harmful investments. The Bankwatch Network calls for public money to be spent on climate-friendly development that is not driven by economic growth per se but by benefits to society and the environment in economically sustainable ways.

Our work in development finance:

Bankwatch Network works with local communities on campaigns to stop or change harmful or dubious investment projects funded by international public finance across central and eastern Europe, expose the influence of IFIs and provide a counterbalance to their unchecked power.

Website: www.bankwatch.org

Geographic Focus: Asia, Europe, Middle East & North Africa

Constituency/Partners: Civil society organizations, Land rights, Rural communities, Urban communities, Women, Workers

Sector Focus: Dams, Energy, Infrastructure, Mining, Natural resources, Water

Financier Targets: AIIB, EBRD, EIB

Coalition Work Group: Human Rights Defenders Campaign, Human Rights Due Diligence Project