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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  • 9 April, 2024

    “We are seeking community-led accountability:” Interview with Accountability Counsel’s Margaux Day

    By Jennine Meyer, Accountability Matters
    A lawyer and a well-known figure in the field of accountability, Margaux Day became Accountability Counsel’s Executive Director in February 2024. She is now charting an ambitious course to fulfill Accountability Counsel’s aim to advocate for people harmed by internationally financed projects as they seek justice.
  • 2 April, 2024

    The State of Remedy at the EBRD

    By Megan Pearson, Accountability Counsel
    With the release of the new draft Environmental and Social Policy, we look at outcomes data to evaluate whether remedy has been provided when its financed projects cause environmental or social harm.
  • 2 April, 2024

    External Investigation Into Alleged IFC Cover-Up Must Be Robust and Transparent

    By Accountability Counsel, Gender Action, Inclusive Development International, Center for International Environmental Law, and Urgewald
    On March 13, 2024, World Bank Group (WBG) President Ajay Banga announced an external investigation of allegations of interference in the IFC Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) process as relates to IFC’s investments in Bridge International Academies. As the World Bank Group moves forward with this investigation, it is important that it is independent and thorough.
  • 26 March, 2024

    US DFC calls for probe of Bridge schools investment

    By Adva Saldinger, Devex
    The inquiry comes after the International Finance Corporation’s internal watchdog investigation into reports of sexual abuse at Bridge schools found that the World Bank’s private sector arm had failed on multiple counts.
  • 26 March, 2024

    U.S. updates ‘action plan’ for responsible business conduct across supply chains

    By World Trade Online
    The Biden administration will take additional steps to encourage businesses to address negative impacts of their supply chain operations and footprints abroad, including those involving human and labor rights and the environment, according to a new plan published on Monday.

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