Invest in a Decade of Accountability

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Aug 12, 2021

AC's Policy Team Drives Community-Centered Change

Assam, India: IFC investment affects communities
Assam, India: IFC investment affects communities

Communities are at the heart of our work. This is as true of our policy work as it is for our cases and research initiatives. Through our casework, we learn directly from communities about which aspects of the complaint process work well and which do not. We see firsthand the ways in which mechanisms are inaccessible, unduly complex, unresponsive to communities’ perspectives, and unable or unwilling to facilitate adequate remedy. 

It is then the Policy team’s responsibility to advocate for structural changes to make existing mechanisms more effective for communities. We’ve seen outcomes of our efforts recently with the International Financial Corporation’s accountability mechanism publishing a new policy that adopted many of our recommendations, including more opportunities for community consultation. This month, we recommended that the Inter-American Development Bank’s accountability mechanism have greater independence and accessibility by ending a requirement that communities first raise issues to bank management before they can reach the accountability mechanism. We also led a webinar that explained what mechanisms can do to be more accessible to communities for the global network of investors who are required to establish accountability mechanisms as a condition of receiving financing from the Green Climate Fund.

We will continue to advocate for accountability mechanisms – often the only avenues for justice available to communities harmed by investments – to be as effective as possible by recommending better procedures and stronger mandates. Thank you for your support of and commitment to our mission.

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Accountability Counsel

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Natalie Bridgeman Fields
Executive Director
San Francisco, CA United States

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