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.

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  • 11 October, 2019

    IFC & MIGA Environmental and Social and Accountability Review

    By Accountability Counsel
    This week, the World Bank Group announced the review of the IFC and MIGA’s environmental and social (E&S) accountability. The announcement is here. The external review will include evaluation of “the role and effectiveness of the Office of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO), the independent accountability mechanism for IFC and…
  • 4 October, 2019

    Corporate Accountability: The Elephant in the Room for Assam’s Tea Industry

    By Anirudha Nagar, Accountability Counsel
    Anirudha Nagar, our Communities Co-Director, writes about the conditions tea workers face on APPL plantations in Assam for Corporate Responsibility Watch’s “Status of Corporate Responsibility in India 2019” report.
  • 3 October, 2019

    Board decision could signal “vote of no confidence” in Inspection Panel

    By The Bretton Woods Observer
    The World Bank’s executive board is expected to make a decision on proposed reforms to the Inspection Panel (IPN), the Bank’s independent accountability mechanism (IAM), ahead of the World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings in Washington DC in October. However, the review, due to be completed in October 2018, has been long-delayed. Our Acting Policy Director Stephanie Amoako is quoted in the Autumn 2019 edition of The Bretton Woods Observer, calling on the Board to decide on the Inspection Panel’s review in a way that results in an improved process that delivers accountability and meaningful remedy to affected communities.
  • 27 September, 2019

    New Video “When the Dust Came In: Mongolian Herders Negotiate Their Future with a Massive Mine”

    By Sydney Speizman, Accountability Counsel
    Nomadic herders in Mongolia’s South Gobi Desert are fighting to protect their way of life and livelihoods while living alongside the massive Oyu Tolgoi mine. In 2017, they reached historic agreements with the mining company and local government to address the impacts of the mine. Our new video shares the collective work that led to these agreements and the path forward to ensure that the promises translate to a sustainable future for local herders.
  • 25 September, 2019

    Launching Our Second Decade With Vision, Urgency, and Joy

    By Natalie Bridgeman Fields, Accountability Counsel
    Amidst a decade of profoundly gratifying moments I’ve experienced since founding Accountability Counsel, a pinnacle was this month’s gathering in Washington, D.C. with our board, staff team, and global partners from seven of the 50 countries in which we’ve worked. We came together to celebrate a decade of Accountability Counsel, to reflect, and to draw inspiration from one another as we launch our second decade.

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