Accountability Counsel’s Research program provides data and qualitative analysis to better inform the movement for accountability in international finance. We estimate that $12 trillion of investment a year flows into communities where we work to ensure accountability for human rights and environmental standards.

This program includes in-depth research to support our community cases, large-scale data analytics about our field, the development of a public database of all complaints to accountability offices, and the creation of a comparison tool for the policies of each accountability office. Our research is, for the first time, exposing patterns that show advocates, policy-makers, and the institutions themselves best practice and where improvement is needed most. Our research is already influencing the direction of global accountability policy.

In addition, this program houses a set of internal tools to assist Accountability Counsel’s Communities and Policy teams to track the progress of their work, synchronize work between teams, and gauge effectiveness in relation to our broader theory of change.