Jun 08,2022 by Coalition

CSOs response to the World Bank consultation on the proposal for a Financial Intermediary Fund for Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response

Thirty-three organisations from around the world have signed a statement arguing that the World Bank has not learnt crucial lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic and broader health financing evidence. Download the statement here In May, the World Bank (WB), in collaboration with the World Health O

Civil society groups demand more engagement on the sidelines of the AfDB Annual Meetings

Civil society organizations are calling on the African Development Bank (AfDB) to stop funding projects that exacerbate the climate crisis, damage the environment, and cause human rights violations.

Apr 05,2022 by members

Statement: Civil society organisations speak out for transparency, participation and inclusion of traditional communities in the Leticia Pact

In 2019, the governments of seven countries (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Suriname and Peru) signed the Leticia Pact, with the aim of facing the adverse environmental situation caused by the devastating fires registered that same year in the Amazon Basin.¹ There is a need to artic

Jan 31,2022 by Coalition

COVID-19: You can’t have a recovery using the same bad medicine

We are beginning 2022 with the world reeling under rising Omicron cases. It has been two years since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern. And we still have pressing questions around how we shepherd ourselves out of the pande

Jan 30,2022 by Coalition

Missing receipts: what happened to the billions of dollars provided by international finance institutions for the COVID-19 response?

PRESS RELEASE 31 January, 2022 – International Financial Institutions (IFIs) have designated billions of dollars to respond to the pandemic and related social and economic crises. Yet, there is a concerning lack of transparency on how these funds were spent and serious doubts on whether t

Jan 25,2022 by Coalition

#Dev4Africa: a new campaign to demand AfDB more transparency and respect human rights

#Dev4Africa is a campaign launched by grassroots groups, Indigenous Peoples, civil society organizations, communities, workers, women, and other right-holders and allies who share the common belief that fair and sustainable development in Africa is possible. The campaign supporters want t

Jan 25,2022 by Coalition

The world’s food systems are in crisis, and big agribusiness is at its heart

In 2017, the people of Zagora, Morocco, took to the streets in what became known as the ‘thirst revolution’. They were demanding safe drinking water and an end to the excessive use of water by big agricultural companies. In an already arid area, experiencing frequent droughts and heatwaves due to cl

Regional strategic conversation – Latin America

In June 2021, the Coalition held an online strategic conversation with its members and partners in Latin America, to learn more about the work in progress, reflect on challenges and achievements, and outline collective strategies. This infographic below summarizes the main results and the area

Dec 16,2021 by Coalition

Collective struggles, collective victories: check out our 2021 Annual Report!

As 2021 draws to an end, we would like to take a moment to recognize the incredible work that members and partners of the Coalition have been doing to advance community-led struggles around the world. As the pandemic, growing inequality, and climate and ecological crises continue to harm communiti

Nov 22,2021 by Coalition

Nov 22,2021 by members

More than 70 CSOs raise their concerns about the review process of AfDB’s Integrated Safeguard System

On November 19, more than 70 civil society organizations from across the African continent and international supporters addressed a letter to the African Development Bank (AfDB), to raise their concerns about the review process of its Integrated Safeguard System (ISS).

Nov 09,2021 by members

Recommendations to strengthen IDB Group’s engagement with Civil Society and Project Affected Communities

On November 8, 2021, 30 civil society organizations - including many Coalition members - addressed a letter to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), expressing their concerns in regard to the process to review the second IDB Group-Civil Society Action Plan (2022-2024).

Oct 19,2021 by Coalition

Public Development Banks Fail to Meet Commitments to Human Rights & Community-led Development

By Siddharth Akali October 16, 2021 – If you had two trillion dollars, how would you spend it? Will you use it to make the world a better place? How will you know you’re making a positive impact for those who are most vulnerable? Who will you ask for advice? For the 500 public development banks (PDB

Oct 18,2021 by members

Development banks have no business financing agribusiness

On October 18, ahead of the second edition of the Finance in Common (FIC) summit, over 280 civil society organizations and grassroots groups – including many members and allies of the Coalition for Human Rights in Development – have signed a letter calling on public development banks

Sep 10,2021 by Coalition

Open letter to African Development Bank and Nordic Development Fund: Address reprisals against Paten Clan

On September 9, a group of organizations sent an open letter to the African Development Bank and the Nordic Development Fund, calling on them to take immediate actions to address reprisals against a community in Uganda impacted by the Wadelai irrigation project.

Aug 20,2021 by Coalition

A COVID-19 Loan for COVID-Denying Turkmenistan

The World Bank approved a COVID-19 loan for Turkmenistan, despite journalists reporting on the pandemic there being thrown in jail.

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