An update from the Global Advocacy Team Initiative

We are all from different continents, with different cultures, contexts and languages, however we have a common struggle around social injustice, therefore coming together is important for us. Unity and diversity is needed, as we are all experiencing the same impact of injustice and development.”

Jessica Amon — Community Organizers Multiversity, Philippines

The Global Advocacy Team Initiative is a 3-year global campaign to demonstrate that communities should be at the center of development — leading the design and implementation of projects and plans that affect their lives and environment.

As part of…


Press Release: Over 50 Human Rights and Environmental Rights Groups Express Concerns over Opaque and Closed Access to Information Policy Implementation Review Process at the African Development Bank

Lamu, where the AfDB had initially committed to funding Kenya’s first coal-fired power plant before pulling out following community pressure. Source: Getty Images

June 1, 2021 — In a letter addressed to the African Development Bank, 50+ human rights and environmental rights groups are sounding the alarm over the categorical lack of transparency and meaningful stakeholder engagement on the part of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in the implementation review of its Disclosure and Access to Information (DAI) Policy.

“The right to information is a fundamental human right. Accessing information from the AfDB is a challenge at every level. The Bank claims to have a Disclosure and Access to Information Policy that elaborates on how information and consultations should be conducted — but…


By International Accountability Project and Sustenarse

International Accountability Project and Sustentarse invite you to analyze how to use the Early Warning System (EWS) to support communities impacted by projects financed by International Financial Institutions (IFIs).

Date: June 09, 2021

Time: 6PM Chile | 6PM Bolivia | 5PM Peru

Duration: 1 hour

Language: Spanish

Registration to participate in the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/96218968708

The webinar intends to present the Early Warning System (EWS) as a tool that provides effective support and advice to address the challenges faced by communities in the face of projects financed by International Financial Institutions (IFIs). The discussion will also explore how civil society, grassroots…


Por International Accountability project y Sustenarse

International Accountability Project y Sustentarse te invitan a analizar cómo se puede utilizar el Sistema de Alerta Temprana (SAT) para apoyar a comunidades impactadas por proyectos financiados por las Instituciones Financieras Internacionales (IFIs).

Fecha: 09 de junio, 2021

Hora: 6PM de Chile | 6PM de Bolivia | 5PM de Perú

Duración: 1 hora

Idioma: Español

Registro para participar en el webinario: https://zoom.us/j/96218968708

El webinario propone presentar el Sistema de Alerta Temprana (SAT) como herramienta que permite brindar apoyo y asesoría eficaz para abordar los desafíos de las comunidades ante proyectos financiados por Instituciones Financieras…


Проект Международной Ответственности (IAP) с радостью представляет последнее дополнение к нашей серии Глобальных практических руководств для общин — Что такое развитие?

Часто бывает так, что правительства, компании или банки развития, говорят, что большие проекты (такие как дороги, разработка месторождений, плотины гидроэлектростанций или современные здания), необходимы для развития всей страны. Они часто называют их “планами развития” или “проектами развития”.

Но всегда ли хороши эти проекты для людей и окружающей среды? Кто в действительности получает пользу и кто должен решать, какие виды проектов и политики являются лучшими для будущего наших общин и наших стран? Кто имеет право утверждать, что то, что предлагается…


ရေးသားသူ- Ishita Petkar, John Mwebe နှင့်Tom Weerachat

နိုင်ငံတကာတာဝန်ခံမှုဆိုင်ရာ စီမံကိန်း (IAP)အနေဖြင့် ကမ္ဘာ့လူထုအခြေပြုအသုံးချလမ်းညွှန်အသစ်များရဲ့ တစ်စိတ်တစ်ပိုင်းဖြစ်သည့် ရပ်ရွာအခြေပြုသုတေသနလုပ်ငန်းအတွက် စာအုပ်သစ်သုံးအုပ်ကို မျှဝေချင်ပါတယ်။

ထိုစာအုပ်များတွင် ပါရှိသော အကြောင်းအရာများကတော့-

  • ရပ်ရွာလူထုများ၏ ဖွံ့ဖြိုးရေးဦးစားပေးအရာများကို ဆုံးဖြတ်ချက်ချနိုင်ရန် ကိုယ်ပိုင် သုတေသနမည်ကဲ့သို့ဆောင်ရွက်ရမည်နှင့် ၎င်းတို့မလိုလားအပ်သော ဖွံ့ဖြိုးရေးစီမံကိန်းများကို တုံ့ပြန်နိုင်ရန် မည်ကဲ့သို့ဦးဆောင်လုပ်ရှားရမည်ကို ဖော်ပြထားသည့် ထိရောက်ကျစ်လစ်သော အဆင့်ဆင့် လမ်းညွှန်ချက်
  • လက်တွေ့ကျသောအကြံပြုချက်များ၊ နည်းစနစ်များ၊ ရပ်ရွာအခြေပြုသုတေသနဆောင်ရွက်ရန် လုပ်ဆောင်မှုများနှင့်
  • ဖွံ့ဖြိုးရေးစီမံကိန်းလုပ်ငန်းစဉ်များကို ပြန်လည်ဖော်ထုတ်သတ်မှတ်ရန် ရပ်ရွာအခြေပြုသုတေသနလုပ်ငန်းအား ကိုယ်တိုင်ကိုယ်ကျ ဆောင်ရွက်ခြင်းအတွေ့အကြုံရှိသည့် ကမ္ဘာအနှံ့မှ လူထုစည်းရုံးရေးမှူးများ၏ စိတ်ဝင်စားဖွယ် ဇာတ်လမ်းကြောင်းများ


ដោយ Ishita Petkar, John Mwebe និង Tom Weerachat

គម្រោងគណនេយ្យភាពអន្តរជាតិ មានសេចក្តីរីករាយ​ក្នុងការចែករំលែកសម្ភារៈថ្មីៗចំនួន​បី ស្តីពីការស្រាវជ្រាវដែលដឹកនាំដោយសហគមន៍ដែលជាផ្នែកមួយនៃសេរីសៀវភៅណែនាំ ស្ដីពីសកម្មភាព សហគមន៍ជាសកល ថ្មីៗរបស់យើង។

សម្ភារៈទាំងអស់មានដូចជា៖

  • សេចក្តីណែនាំតាមជំហានជាក់ស្តែងស្តីពីរបៀបដែលសហគមន៍អាចដឹកនាំការស្រាវជ្រាវដោយខ្លួនឯងបាន​​ដើម្បីកំណត់​អទិភាពសម្រាប់ការ​អភិវឌ្ឍ​ និងការឆ្លើយតបទៅនឹងគម្រោងអភិវឌ្ឍនានា​​ដែលពួកគាត់មិនចង់បាន​។
  • គន្លឹះ ឧបករណ៍ និងសកម្មភាពនានា​​ដែលអាច​យកមកប្រើប្រាស់​​​សម្រាប់រៀបចំការស្រាវជ្រាវដែលដឹកនាំដោយសហគមន៍ និង
  • បណ្តុំ​​គំនិតល្អៗដែល​ប្រមូល​បាន​​​ពីអ្នកចងក្រង​​សហគមន៍​​ដ៏​​បទពិសោធន៍​នៅ​ជុំវិញពិភពលោក ដែលបានអនុវត្ត​ការស្រាវជ្រាវដែលដឹកនាំដោយសហគមន៍ដើម្បីកំណត់ឡើងវិញ​នូវ​ដំណើរការនៃ​ការអភិវឌ្ឍ។​


IAP strongly condemns the severe and escalating violence by the military junta against civil society in Myanmar since the coup on February 1st.

We stand in solidarity and support with our community and civil society partners who are experiencing brutality at the hands of the Tatmadaw, and are being targeted for their work to promote and protect fundamental rights and freedoms. We stand in solidarity and support with the people of Myanmar who are peacefully protesting for the return of power to their elected government and fighting for their right to determine the future of their country.

We condemn the…


by Ryan Schlief, Executive Director

For 5 years, IAP has asked, What if development were designed and lived by the same people?

As a 19-year old activist, I remember a mentor asking me what felt, at the time, like an equally provocative question. After participating in repeated protests against a racist and anti-immigrant radio program in the US, I was becoming frustrated that we weren’t able to get the show off the air. My mentor asked, “Everyone knows now what you’re fighting against, but what are you fighting for?”

This question stuck with me.

Like the question from my mentor, IAP’s ‘What if?’ question prompts…


Ишита Петкар, Жон Мвебе ва Том Веэрачат

The International Accountability Project (IAP) — Халқаро ҳисобдорлик лойиҳаси (ХҲЛ) — глобал ҳамжамият фаолияти бўйича кўрсатмасининг янги серияси бўлмиш жамоа бошчилигидаги тадқиқотларга доир учта янги материални баҳам кўришдан беҳад хурсанд.

Ушбу материаллар қуйидагилар билан таъминлайди:

  • жамоаларнинг ўз ривожланиш устуворликларини аниқлаш ва исталмаган ривожланиш лойиҳаларига жавоб бериш учун ўз тадқиқотларини олиб бориши мумкинлиги тўғрисидаги босқичма-босқич аниқ кўрсатма;
  • жамоа бошчилигидаги тадқиқотларни ўтказиш бўйича амалий маслаҳатлар, воситалар ва тадбирлар;
  • ривожланиш жараёнларини қайта кўриб чиқиш учун дунёдаги жамоа
  • бошчилигидаги тадқиқотлардан фойдаланган тажрибали жамоат ташкилотчиларининг руҳлантирувчи ҳикоялари.

Жамоалар аъзолари, ташкилотчилар ва фуқаролик жамияти вакиллари ушбу материаллардан жамоаларни сафарбар…

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