Mar 01,2018

LAC P10: A Legally Binding Agreement to Improve Environmental Democracy and Protect Defenders

From February 28, 2018 to March 4, 2018 in Costa Rica, countries and civil society groups are negotiating the Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean, also known as LAC P10. If adopt

Jan 22,2018 by members

Indigenous Sengwer herder killed in connection with EU-funded project

On January 16, two Sengwer herders were shot by Kenya Forest Service guards implementing an EU-funded development project – the Water Towers Protection and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation (WaTER) Project. What UN experts have called “repeated attacks and forced evictions by

Jan 11,2018

LAC groups call for increased transparency in the framework of the EITI initiative

Civil society representatives from Latin America and the Caribbean participating in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), held meetings from 28 to 30 November 2017 in Santo Domingo – Dominican Republic in the framework of the “EITI Regional Workshop in Latin

Jan 03,2018 by Coalition

Joint Submission on WB’s Draft Guidance Notes

On December 22nd, the Coalition together with 30 organizations sent to the World Bank a joint submission with recommendations on the Bank’s Draft Guidance Notes for borrowing countries regarding how to implement the Bank’s new Environmental and Social Framework. The submission addre

Dec 15,2017 by Coalition

Communiqué from the Development and Investment in Africa Workshop

12-13 NOVEMBER 2017 PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA This is a communiqué reflecting the outcomes of the Development and Investment in Africa Workshop held on 12-13 November 2017 in Pretoria, South Africa, and organized by the Coalition for Human Rights in Development together with African Coalition fo

Dec 11,2017 by Coalition

A Dangerous Enterprise: Development Finance and the Fight for Human Rights

[This article was originally published online in July in Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales’ 2017 Environmental Report. It is being reposted here in honor of Human Rights Day]   Across Latin America and the world, governments and investors are pushing for a dramatic increase i

Nov 22,2017 by Coalition

Development and Investment in Africa

Check out our updated briefer on Development Finance and Investment in Africa to learn about the different financiers investing in Africa and what these investment plans mean for people and the planet: in French and English

Nov 10,2017

World Bank must stop promoting “dangerous” public-private partnerships

A campaign aimed at reversing the dangerous rush to promote expensive and high-risk public-private partnerships (PPPs) was launched last 0ctober 11 by civil society organisations from all over the globe. The campaign’s manifesto – launched during the World Bank and International Mon

Oct 30,2017 by Coalition

UN report calls on development banks to address attacks on human rights defenders

A UN report released last week (Oct. 25) highlights the growing attacks on human rights defenders in the context of business and investment activities, including development finance. “Through their financing and technical support, a complex range of public and private institutions continu

Oct 23,2017 by members

Guide to the AfDB’s accountability mechanism

The Independent Review Mechanism (IRM) was established by the African Development Bank (AfDB) in 2004 to address complaints made by any group of two or more people who have been harmed, or who are likely to be harmed, by a project funded by the AfDB Group. The IRM was designed to make sure that the AfDB f

Sep 27,2017 by Coalition

Webinar: Demystifying Development Banks in Asia

On September 26, 2017, the Coalition for Human Rights in Development co-hosted a ‘Demystifying Development Banks’ webinar with a special focus on Asia, where many countries have been shown to be among the most dangerous for human rights and environmental defenders who confront infrastru

Sep 08,2017

New Development Bank is BRICS’ best card

According to Caio Borges, Prof. Karin Costa Vazquez and Supriya Roychoudhury, if question marks on the future of BRICS are repeatedly raised, the New Development Bank (NDB) is probably the most concrete avenue through which the grouping can deepen co-operation. The NDB’s stated commitment to

Sep 08,2017

BRICS Leaders encourage NDB to fully leverage its role & enhance coop. w/WB & AIIB

The ninth annual BRICS summit, was held last 3–5 September 2017 in Xiamen, China and was attended by the heads of state or heads of government of the five member states Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. In the BRICS Leaders Xiamen Declaration, BRICS leaders encouraged the NDB to fully

Jul 10,2017

FMO and Finnfund officially withdraw from Agua Zarca project

Two of the primary backers of the Agua Zarca hydropower dam project in Honduras have officially announced their exit from the project following years of campaigning by local indigenous groups and criticism from international civil society organizations. In a press release issued on July 6, the D

Jul 07,2017 by Coalition

Presentation: The Private Sector in Development

Coalition Coordinator, Gretchen Gordon, recently participated in a webinar hosted by the CIVICUS World Alliance for the launch of their report, ‘State of Civil Society 2017.’ Gordon’s presentation, based on her guest essay accompanying the report, focused on how the private sector is pl

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