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Border Integration Guatemala Mexico

Recently, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) was poised to provide US $200 million to Guatemala to strengthen “competitiveness” and “security” by implementing fiscal and migratory controls at border crossings with Mexico. 

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Which investments are being prioritized by the newly-minted Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)? Which development banks are co-financing with the AIIB?  Learn more about the AIIB in this interactive map, created by the Early Warning System and the NGO Forum on ADB. This map will be updated periodically, as new projects are disclosed. Check back […]

Open, Transparent and Inclusive: Early Warning System Panel at CSPF 2018

Open, Transparent and Inclusive: Information Disclosure Can Lead to Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement April 19, 2018. Washington, D.C. Presenters: Center for International Environmental Law, Centro de Analysis e Investigación, Information Resource Center for Deprived Urban Communities, International Accountability Project Additional Materials: Early Warning System Handout 600 Million Loan from IDB for Energy Reform Mexico Que son […]

The Right to Information in Development

The Early Warning System monitors proposed projects at 9 development finance institutions, including the World Bank, African Development Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. Through this survey, we hope to understand how development finance institutions...[]

The Inter-American Investment Corporation

Examining how the Inter-American Investment Corporation discloses project information.

Community Engagement

We believe human rights are inextricably linked to development. We are promoting a development approach that truly regards local people as equal partners and experts in the quest to find solutions to our countries’ development challenges.

There is a rising trend among multilateral development banks to invest in megaprojects, including large dams and hydropower projects.


The Early Warning System supports partners and communities in their advocacy and research efforts to monitor projects in the pipeline. In India the EWS facilitates access to information and supports local campaigns for rights respecting development.

Workshop on Accountability Mechanisms in Mexico

In June 2016, representatives of International Accountability Project (IAP) and of the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) participated in a Workshop on Accountability Mechanisms and Civil Society


What Mexicans can expect after the Energy Reform By Stacey Morales (EWS Intern) and Carla García Zendejas (Center for International Environmental Law)   For 76 years, Mexico had maintained the rights to all energy resources, production and infrastructure in the country. Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), the Mexican state-owned petroleum company, was created in 1938 as a […]


Myanmar is attempting to transition to a democratic country, which has attracted the attention of many international donors and investors who are eager to tap the potential of our country’s fertile lands and natural resources.


By providing access to information regarding proposed development projects we can not only support communities that may be directly at risk, but also provide critical information for ongoing advocacy.