"Accountability Counsel amplifies the voices of communities around the world to protect their human rights and environment."

As advocates for people harmed by internationally-financed projects, we employ community driven and policy level strategies to access justice.


We assist communities to defend their rights through complaints to accountability offices tied to projects that cause harm. For example, through complaints requesting dispute resolution and investigations, we have supported communities to prevent abuses in Mexico, compel redesign of a project in Papua New Guinea, and assist with  a complex community-company dialogue processes in Mongolia.


Accountability Counsel advocates for independent, fair, transparent, accessible and effective accountability offices so that banks, corporations and institutions are held to the norms and standards to which they have agreed.  In just under eight years, we have positively influenced accountability policy at every major international financial institution, two U.N. bodies, and three U.S. agencies.


Our Resources program ensures that our skills and knowledge have a wider reach and deeper collective impact. This program provides concrete tools for our own staff, civil society colleagues, and the people who make up the movement for accountability more broadly.

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