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 to hold the African Development Bank (AfDB) accountable and ensure it works in the best interest of people in Africa.

Different projects and activities financed by AfDB appear to be positive at first glance, but their design and implementation often lack sustainability, transparency, accountability, participation, inclusion, effectiveness and efficiency. As a result, several AfDB projects have had serious adverse impacts and led to human rights violations.

This why groups across Africa are joining forces and calling on the Bank to:

  • Prioritize community-led development and human rights-based approaches;
  • Protect natural resources and tackle environmental and climate crises;
  • Raise the bar on access to information, transparency and accountability;
  • Ensure participatory processes in policies, programmes and projects;
  • End inequality, poverty, and the cutback and privatization of vital services;
  • Protect African countries from the increasing debt crisis.

Sign up here to join #Dev4Africa!

Together we have the power to make a meaningful impact on the ground. Join the campaing to urge the AfDB to endorse more open approaches in its operations and to effectively engage with and learn from the expertise of right-holders in Africa!


Accountability Counsel – US
Africa Health Budget Network (AHBN) – Nigeria
Arab Watch Coalition – MENA
Association Burkinabè pour la Survie de l’Enfance (ABSE) – Burkina Faso
Association de Lutte contre les Violences faites aux Femmes (ALVF-EN) – Cameroon
Association Mines Sans Pauvreté (AMSP) – Guinea
Association Talassemtane pour l’Environnement et le Développement (ATED) – Morocco
Association Tunisienne de Droit du Développement (ATDD) – Tunisia
Bank Information Center (BIC) – US
Both ENDS – Netherlands
CECIDE – Guinea
Centre de développement de la Région de Tensift – Morocco
Centre d’Excellence du Droit de l’Environnement (CEDE) – Guinea
Community Health Education and Social Services (CHESS-LIBERIA ) – Liberia
École Pour Tous – Ivory Coast
Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria – Nigeria
EQUIP Liberia – Liberia
Espace de Solidarité et de Coopération de l’Oriental (ESCO) – Morocco
Foundation for Environmental Management and Campaign Against Poverty – Tanzania
Health Promotion and Development Organization (HePDO) – Gambia
Initiative for the Promotion of Democracy and Good Governance (IPDG) – Gambia
Jamaa Resource Initiatives – Kenya
Nature Tropicale ONG – Benin
Nos Enfants notre avenir – Ivory Coast
Observatoire d’Etudes et d’Appui a la responsabilité sociale et environnementale – DRC
ONG FLEGT/REDD+ – Ivory Coast
Ong Opv – Ivory Coast
Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies – Jordan
Publish What You Fund – United Kingdom
Réseau des Organisations de la Société CIvile pour le Developpement du Tonkpi (ROSCIDET) – Ivory Coast
Resonate!Yemen – Yemen
Solidaridad – Ivory Coast
Sustainable Holistic Development Foundation (SUHODE) – Tanzania
urgewald – Germany
Yemeni Observatory for Human Rights (YOHR) – Yemen
Yumzaa Foundation – Ghana