Aug 22,2019 by members

New Report Recommends Banks to Ensure FPIC

Oxfam released a new report highlighting the importance for development banks to act on and ensure that free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) of communities are secured first before they provide funding for development. Free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) is a recognized right of Indigen

May 27,2019 by members

Green Advocates and Liberian Indigenous Villagers File Complaint against SOCFIN

Green Advocates working with 22 Liberian indigenous villagers has filed a complaint with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman against the Salala Rubber Corporation (SRC), a Liberian subsidiary of  of Luxembourg-based agricultural giant Socfin. The c

May 22,2019 by members

IDI Releases 2nd Edition of Advocates Reference Guide on Chinese Investments

Inclusive Development International (IDI) released the second edition of Safeguarding People and the Environment in Chinese Investments: A Reference Guide for Advocates, a publication that provides a practical guide to the policies, standards and guidelines for Chinese outbound investmen

Apr 12,2019 by members

New Report on WB Coal Financing Released by IDI, BIC Europe and JATAM Indonesia

Coalition members’ Inclusive Development International (IDI) and Bank Information Center Europe (BIC Europe), with JATAM Indonesia released a new report showing how the World Bank Group is quietly bankrolling some of Indonesia’s most destructive coal mining companies despite instit

Mar 27,2019 by members

Cambodian Indigenous Communities Win Back Their Sacred Lands from Vietnamese Agribusiness Giant

Twelve indigenous communities in Cambodia’s northeastern province of Ratanakiri scored a major victory against Vietnamese agribusiness giant Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) when the government announced that it will return sacred and spiritually significant areas that had been grabbed from these c

Mar 01,2019 by members

Celebrating a historic win today for human rights and accountability!

The U.S. Supreme Court decided today that international organizations like the World Bank Group can be sued in U.S. courts for violating the human rights of local communities. Congratulations to the fishing and farming communities of Gujarat India, Machimar Adhikaar Sangharsh Sangathan fishe

Jan 21,2019 by members

IAP produces Community Action Guides with local activists and partners

International Accountability Project (IAP) released a new set of community guides to help communities conduct their own research and in the process define their development priorities and aspirations. The “Community Action Guide on Community-Led Research” set of 3 booklets provides clear an

Jan 10,2019 by members

Coalition members comment on resignation of World Bank President

January 9, 2019. The President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim, announced he is stepping down from his position this February 1, 2019 to take a position with Global Infrastructure Partners, a private investment firm that did extensive business with the Bank during Kim’s tenure. In a b

Aug 15,2018 by members

Statement on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

As we celebrate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we stand in solidarity with indigenous peoples all around the world fighting for a fair, just and sustainable future. In many cases these indigenous human rights defenders are under attack – subjected to threats, cri

Mar 13,2018 by members

What a new US development finance institution needs to succeed

A bipartisan group of senators and representatives introduced the Better Utilization of Investment Leading to Development (BUILD) Act, which, if enacted, would create a new agency called the United States International Development Finance Corporation. The IDFC would absorb the Overseas Pri

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 ag

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

Jun 29,2017 by members

Report: World Bank linked to forced labor in Uzbekistan

The World Bank is providing cover for a government system of child labor and forced labor in Uzbekistan, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch and the Uzbek-German Forum for Human Rights. The report, “‘We Can’t Refuse to Pick Cotton’: Forced and Child Labor Linked to World Bank Group Inve

Jun 14,2017 by members

Asian CSOs Convene Workshop on Accountability in Bangkok

Representatives from 35 civil society organizations and community groups based in 11 countries in South and Southeast Asia participated in a workshop on how individuals and communities harmed by development projects can seek recourse.

May 25,2017 by members

New Resources for Communities Taking On Private Sector Development

Coalition member Inclusive Development International has released two new resources to aid communities in the context of private sector development projects. The Community Guide to the International Finance Corporation is a resource for people adversely affected by IFC-funded projects

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