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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  • 4 June, 2021

    Agency in Hot Water for Financing Fracking in the Dark

    By Kaila Philo, Courthouse News Service
    Stephanie Amoako is a senior policy associate with the Accountability Counsel, which advocates for people harmed by the kinds of projects supported by OPIC and the DFC. “The DFC should welcome any opportunity to increase transparency and accountability to the public,” Amoako said in a phone call, “particularly those most affected by the projects.”
  • 12 May, 2021

    How JPMorgan’s DFI invested and defined its impact in its first year

    By Adva Saldinger, Devex
    J.P. Morgan recently released its first annual report on its year-old development finance institution. Accountability Counsel’s policy director, Margaux Day, discusses the need for J.P. Morgan’s development finance institution to develop an accountability mechanism to ensure it can effectively manage unintended risks and impacts.
  • 4 May, 2021

    Report criticizes EIB over Nepal energy project

    By Vince Chadwick, Devex
    In its report released last month, the European Investment Bank’s Complaints Mechanism found a series of problems, including environmental assessment shortcomings, no stakeholder engagement plan, poor outreach to local Indigenous people, and no evidence of that community’s endorsement for the project.
  • 3 May, 2021

    Evaluation of MICI Effectiveness Published

    By Accountability Counsel
    The Inter-American Development Bank’s Office of Evaluation recently published its evaluation report of the Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism, the bank’s independent accountability mechanism.
  • 30 April, 2021

    Rare win for Nepal indigenous groups as EIB admits ‘gaps’ in hydropower project

    By Rina Chandran, Thomson Reuters Foundation
    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has pledged to address gaps in the implementation of a power project in Nepal, handing a rare victory to Indigenous groups and local communities who had raised concerns about being uprooted from their land.

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