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 August, 2022

    Advancing justice through solidarity fundraising

    By Annie Lascoe, Accountability Counsel, and Jeff Wokulira Ssebaggala, Witness Radio
    We refer to this joint effort – through a relationship that extends beyond our substantive work together – as “solidarity fundraising.” Solidarity fundraising is the act of leveraging funding relationships for the benefit of peer and partner organizations. By making high-value introductions to aligned funders, we can apply an equity-driven framework to philanthropy–starting at the grassroots level.
  • 1 August, 2022

    What Accountability Mechanisms Tell Us About Greenwashing

    By Iris Vukovic, Accountability Counsel
    Many projects claim to help the environment, but what kinds of harmful impacts are hidden beneath the guise of eco-friendly objectives?
  • 21 July, 2022

    Why the IFC can’t afford to squander this opportunity to get remedy right

    By Robi Chacha Mosenda and Megan Pearson, Accountability Counsel
    The International Finance Corporation has a critical opportunity to create a framework for remediating harm to communities, including those currently suffering as a result of IFC’s financing.
  • 5 July, 2022

    Infrastructure Complaints in South and Southeast Asia

    By Samer Aarabi, Accountability Counsel
    167 complaints have been filed about infrastructure projects in South and Southeast Asia. What can they tell us about types of community harm, the role of private and bilateral investment, and the increasing presence of Chinese finance in the region and around the world?
  • 17 June, 2022

    Understanding Community Harm Part 6: Cultural Heritage

    By Anthony Williams, Accountability Counsel
    Individuals, communities, and NGOs file complaints to international finance institutions (IFIs) for harm caused by IFI-funded development projects. In compiling these complaints into the Accountability Console database, our research team tries to ascertain and categorize the issues or concerns raised for each complaint. Of all these complaints, six percent detail…

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