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.


  • 26 September, 2023

    World’s newest multilateral development bank lagging on accountability

    By Radhika Goyal, Accountability Counsel, Kate Geary, Recourse, and Natalie Bugalski, Inclusive Development International
    As the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) meets today for its first in-person annual meeting in four years, civil society groups are questioning the bank’s track record on accountability.
  • 12 September, 2023

    For Public Development Banks to Effectively Address the World’s Crises, They Have to Be Accountable

    By Stephanie Amoako, Accountability Counsel
    Last week, hundreds of public development banks met in Cartagena, Colombia for the 4th annual Finance in Common summit to discuss how PDBs can advance the Sustainable Development Goals and address climate change and other global crises. This FIC summit proposed to develop “concrete actions to make finance more sustainable, equitable, and inclusive,” yet the conversations largely left out the very people most affected by its members’ financing – local communities.
  • 5 September, 2023

    Why Can’t We Compare Complaints?

    By Samer Araabi, Accountability Counsel
    The lack of a shared “complaint vocabulary” across the various IAMs hampers community comprehension, broader public engagement, and system-wide analysis. As the number of complaints grows, so does the need for a standardized method to assess, categorize, and report complaints.
  • 4 September, 2023

    Civil Society Organizations Unite to Urge Public Development Banks to Change the Way Development Is Done

    By Bibbi Abruzzini, FORUS
    In the midst of a complex web of crises, spanning climate change, biodiversity depletion, constraints on civic space and mounting debt burdens, civil society organizations and human rights defenders from over 50 countries have united their voices to call for immediate and impactful action from public development banks.
  • 28 August, 2023

    #FICS2023 A Space for Us with Stephanie Amoako, Accountability Counsel

    By Forus
    Ahead of the 2023 Finance in Common summit, AC’s Stephanie Amoako discusses the importance of preventing harm to local communities and ensuring accountability and remedy for harms caused by development projects.

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