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.


  • 8 September, 2021

    Communities in Nepal resist forcible land acquisition by harmful EU funded infrastructure project

    By FPIC & Rights Forum, LAHURNIP, Accountability Counsel
    Communities in Western Nepal are taking action to challenge forcible land acquisition by an EU-funded hydropower project that was recently condemned by an official, independent investigation of the European Investment Bank (EIB).
  • 31 August, 2021

    After the IPCC Report, What’s Next If You Want to Fund Climate Solutions? Start With Listening to Communities

    By Anirudha Nagar and Natalie Bridgeman Fields
    As the world focuses on how to reorient economies away from fossil fuels and toward solutions, there is a welcome, new focus on centering communities in climate solutions.
  • 23 August, 2021

    Five lessons the European Investment Bank must learn from its mistakes in an infrastructure project in Nepal

    By Brian McWalters and Sutharee Wannasiri, Accountability Counsel
    This month, Accountability Counsel provided feedback to the European Investment Bank (EIB) as part of its public consultation process to review the Bank’s draft Environmental and Social Sustainability Framework (ESSF). Our concerns and recommendations to improve the draft ESSF were grounded in our support to communities in Nepal who have waged a long struggle for an EIB funded transmission line to respect their rights.
  • 17 August, 2021

    How can the IDB and MICI effectively address the findings of OVE’s report?

    By Carolina Juaneda, Bank Information Center, and Accountability Counsel
    BIC, Accountability Counsel, and several other partners provided the IDB with recommendations on how to effectively implement the Office of Evaluations and Oversight’s (OVE) Evaluation of the Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI). The IDB must strengthen MICI’s independence, capacity, and corrective action practices to enhance the mechanism’s legitimacy and ability to provide remedy to project-affected communities.
  • 6 August, 2021

    Ugandan community files complaint to World Bank amid forced evictions

    By Rumbi Chakamba, Devex
    During the first phase, in 2014, authorities constructed a channel diversion which Accountability Counsel — an international civil society organization that advocates for communities harmed by projects like this — said ran through the land of many local residents in Kawaala, as well as cut others off from easy access to schools and basic services.

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