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.


  • 16 March, 2023

    IFC policy for when projects cause harm lambasted as ‘letdown’

    By Adva Saldinger, Devex
    The IFC has released a new policy to govern how it responds when projects go wrong and seriously harm people or the environment, but advocates lambasted its “shocking” failure to go far enough or address past problems.
  • 15 March, 2023

    Haitian Farmers Request Final Push to Receive Full Compensation

    By Megumi Tsutsui and Sara Jaramillo, Accountability Counsel
    We are in year five of a groundbreaking remedy agreement in Haiti, and while significant progress has been made, critical gaps require more time and a concerted push to see the agreement’s implementation over the finish line.
  • 7 March, 2023

    AC and Partners Provide Recommendations to the United Nations on Strengthening Accountability for DFI Finance

    By Stephanie Amoako, Accountability Counsel
    This week, Accountability Counsel and several civil society partners in Asia submitted recommendations for the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights’ forthcoming report on development finance institutions and human rights.
  • 6 March, 2023

    Data Doesn’t Support IFC/MIGA’s Remedy Proposal

    By Megan Pearson, Accountability Counsel
    On February 21, IFC/MIGA published a “Proposed Approach to Remedial Action” that failed to introduce any meaningful changes to current policies. Strangely, the proposal also didn’t present any data to back up its claim that existing practices are sufficient for enabling remedy. This article analyzes publicly available data from cases to IFC/MICA’s accountability mechanism to determine that current practices are in fact inadequate and should be reformed.
  • 2 March, 2023

    Farewelling our Founder: Recognizing Accountability Counsel’s Natalie Bridgeman Fields

    By Accountability Counsel
    Our extraordinary founder, Natalie Bridgeman Fields, has made the difficult decision to resign as Executive Director of Accountability Counsel. Natalie is a powerful force, and we will miss her inspiring, values-centered leadership and her relentless commitment to speak truth to power.

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