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.
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