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

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.

Jul 19,2021 by Coalition

Unhealthy Silence: Development banks’ inaction on retaliation during COVID-19

On Tuesday July 27 (1 pm UTC time) join us for a webinar where we will launch the report "Unhealthy Silence" and present its key findings.

Jun 23,2021 by Coalition

The Community Resource Exchange: spreading our branches and roots

The pandemic has confirmed to us the importance of building and nurturing connections. When development finance institutions, governments, corporations and other elites fail us, we have to come together under the leadership of indigenous peoples, front line communities, social movements an

Community Resource Exchange: call for proposals

The Community Resource Exchange (CRE) is calling for proposals for the first round of facilitated collaborations and financial assistance grants under its three year pilot. Download here the application form and watch the webinar below to find out how the CRE works. Collaboration requests for f

Apr 30,2021 by Coalition

IDB Invest and IFC’s new guidance on reprisals: a welcome step, but more is needed

In March 2020, IDB Invest and IFC’s released a new guidance which lays out 10 steps companies should take to screen, prevent and respond to reprisals. In this blog, Hannah Storey analyses the document and explains why, although this is a welcome and important step, much more is needed to truly tackle reprisals.

Apr 21,2021 by Coalition

CSOs Letter to EBRD President on Egypt

On 15 April 2021, on the 30th anniversary of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, over 25 civil society organizations addressed a letter to the Bank, urging it to put human rights issues at the top of the agenda when discussing the next Egypt country strategy and during the upcoming

Apr 19,2021 by Coalition

Safety of journalists, COVID-19, and the role of public development banks

On 16 April 2021, as part of the Defenders in Development campaign, the Coalition presented a joint submission – together with press freedom organizations Article19, Comittee to Protect Journalists and IFEX – to the UN Human Rights Council for their upcoming report on Covid-19 and j

Mar 26,2021 by Coalition

The Coalition welcomes new members: ACCA, Civicus and Namati

We have hit the 100-members milestone: in March 2021, the Coalition for human rights in development welcomed the African Centre for Corporate Accountability (ACCA), Civicus and Namati among its members.  We are proud of this milestone, and we are deeply grateful and humbled by the incredible wor

Dec 18,2020 by Coalition

We’re hiring! Community Resource Exchange Coordinator

The Coalition is seeking a Community Resource Exchange (CRE) Coordinator to serve as part of our international secretariat. The CRE Coordinator will coordinate internal staff and partners to ensure the effective implementation of an ambitious 3-year pilot project of the CRE. The objective of

Dec 15,2020 by Coalition

Our work in 2020: highlights, achievements, and next steps

As the year draws to an end, we would like to take a moment to celebrate our collective struggles and to reflect on the next steps ahead. In 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic posed unprecedented challenges, hurting already vulnerable communities the most and exacerbating structural problems. Yet, our m

Nov 30,2020 by Coalition

Global Summit of Development Banks Fails to Learn from Destructive Past

In November, 450 public development banks from around the world met for the Finance in Common Summit at the Paris Peace Forum. They gathered to discuss how they can direct their combined investments of over USD 2 trillion – 10% of total investments in the world – “to support the transformation or the

Nov 18,2020 by Coalition

Coalition members and partners submit new recommendations for the AIIB ESF Review

On November 9, the Coalition for Human Right in Development members and partners (Accountability Counsel; Arabwatch Coalition; Buliisa Initiative for Rural Development Organization; Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies; Center for Financial Accountability; Earthrights Internation

Oct 08,2020 by Coalition

Covid-19, development finance and attacks against journalists

Around the world, journalists, bloggers, medical workers, human rights defenders and all those who are raising concerns for the inadequate response to the Covid-19 pandemic are under attack. In an attempt to silence their dissenting voices, they are being accused of spreading false informatio

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