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.
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