Centre for Research on Mulitnational Corporations (SOMO)


Country: Netherlands


To support and strengthen civil society movements in defending human rights and promoting public interests. SOMO achieves this through collaboration, action-oriented research and critical analysis of the nature and impact of corporations and the political and economic context in which they operate.

Our work in development finance:

SOMO supports those people adversely affected by DFI-financed activities by filing complaints to the independent accountability mechanisms.

Website: www.SOMO.nl

Geographic Focus: Global

Constituency/Partners: Civil society organizations, Indigenous peoples, Land rights, Rural communities, Workers

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

Financier Targets: ADB, AfDB, EBRD, EIB, FMO/DEG, IDB/IDB Invest, OPIC, World Bank

Coalition Work Group: BRICS New Development Bank, Human Rights Defenders Campaign