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  • 20 March, 2019

    Press Release: European Union Bank Watchdog Visits Communities in Nepal Concerned About Marsyangdi Transmission Line

    By Accountability Counsel, FPIC & Rights Forum, and LAHURNIP
    The European Investment Bank (EIB)’s independent watchdog – known as the Complaints Mechanism – visited the Lamjung district of Nepal from March 15 to 18, 2019, to hear concerns of communities affected by the EIB-funded 220 kV Marsyangdi Corridor, a high voltage transmission line project which is being implemented by the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA).
  • 19 March, 2019

    The World Bank Must Clean Up Its Act

    By Vijaya Ramachandran, Nature
    In this Nature article, Vijaya Ramachandran discusses last month’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on the case of Jam vs. IFC, noting it as a wake-up call for all international development agencies. Ramachandran also offers four suggestions on how the IFC — and the World Bank Group as a whole — can be held accountable.
  • 14 March, 2019

    IFC Publishes Impact Investing Principles

    By Brian McWalters, Accountability Counsel
    This week, the IFC published the final version of its ‘Impact Investing: Operating Principles for Impact Management’ (the Principles). The Principles are a set of voluntary guidelines for impact investors, touching on impact strategy, assessment, and monitoring.
  • 12 March, 2019

    Accountability Counsel Presents on Community Feedback in Impact Investing for Transform Finance Webinar

    By Accountability Counsel
    Accountability Counsel gave a webinar presentation on incorporating community feedback into impact investments. The presentation, ‘How Community Feedback and Accountability Mechanisms Can Advance the Field of Impact Investing’, is part of a series of webinars hosted by Transform Finance.
  • 8 March, 2019

    Accountability Counsel Submits Joint Comments on EBRD Accountability Mechanism Policy Review

    By Brian McWalters, Accountability Counsel
    Earlier this week, Accountability Counsel and 24 CSOs submitted joint comments and recommendations on the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) accountability mechanism policy review. The joint submission urges the EBRD to build on its draft Project Accountability Policy by retaining the good practices the Project Complaint Mechanism (PCM) already adheres to and addressing the remaining gaps in the policy.

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