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 they have reached those who needed them the most.
The Community Resource Exchange is a system to facilitate collaborations and co-develop strategies with and among communities defending their rights in the context of international investments and development projects.
Leveraging development finance to combat shrinking civil society space and threats to human rights and environmental defenders
The African Development Bank (AfDB) funds hundreds of projects across Africa. Despite the Bank’s commitments and promises, several of these projects lack sustainability, transparency, accountability, participation, inclusion, effectiveness and efficiency. As a result, many AfDB-funded activities are harming people, exacerbating inequality, leading to human rights violations, polluting the planet, and contributing to climate change. #Dev4Africa […]
Developing tools for assessing and addressing human rights risks within development finance.
Connecting civil society groups and communities in countries impacted by Chinese investments.
Supporting civil society to change how their governments make development decisions.
Supporting communities to defend their rights in the face of development activities and to drive their own development priorities.
The Early Warning System alerts communities to projects funded by development banks that may affect their rights and shares tools, information and contacts to support their advocacy.
Strengthening the policies of the IDB Group and ensuring that its operations in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean respect and protect human rights.
Bringing together African civil society groups to shape development in the region
Shaping the BRICS New Development Bank to be transparent and rights-respecting
Using advocacy, campaigning, and strategic communications to strengthen World Bank safeguards.