Tools & Guides

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A Community Guide to the International Finance Corporation’s Performance Standard 7 on Indigenous Peoples (2008)

Forest Peoples Programme – This guide assists indigenous communities in defending their customary lands in the face of development investments financed by the International Finance Corporation.




Tools for Activists: An Information and Advocacy Guide to the World Bank Group (2020)

Bank Information Center – This toolkit aims to increase civil society’s influence in development decision-making by empowering people with essential information about 1) what the World Bank Group is and how it functions 2) Bank policies that are intended to protect the environment and people’s rights, and 3) strategies that can be used to influence Bank lending and promote socially just and environmentally sound development.


The Accountability Resource Guide (2015)

Accountability Counsel – This guide offers tools for redressing human rights and environmental violations by international financial institutions, export promotion agencies and private corporate actors. The guide is intended to assist community leaders, lawyers, NGOs, and individuals in determining what rights they have and how to file a complaint when those rights have been, or may be, violated. The guide also discusses information disclosure rules at the international financial institutions.


Indigenous Peoples and World Bank Projects: A Community Guide to the World Bank’s Indigenous Peoples Policy (2007)

Forest Peoples Programme – This guide explains the rules that World Bank projects must obey and explains the rights of indigenous peoples to be consulted fairly and honestly about World Bank projects and to refuse a project if it does not respect their rights and needs.