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.


  • 21 November, 2023

    Civil society groups lambaste IFC over response to sex abuse allegations

    By Sophie Edwards, Devex
    International Finance Corporation, the World Bank’s private sector arm, comes under fire over its handling of allegations that teachers abused children at schools in Kenya.
  • 8 November, 2023

    Accountability Counsel: Ceasefire in Gaza

    By Accountability Counsel
    Accountability Counsel joins hundreds of organizations calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.
  • 7 November, 2023

    How Lessons from MICI Cases Can Inform IDB’s Strategy Review

    By Brooke Behrmann, Accountability Counsel
    As the IDB Group embarks upon adopting a new Institutional Strategy, the IDB should learn lessons from its independent accountability mechanism to ensure that its new seven-year strategy prioritizes improving community impact in addition to focusing on growth.
  • 29 October, 2023

    To the Editor: Development concerns

    By Radhika Goyal, Accountability Counsel
    Asian Development Bank president Masatsugu Asakawa makes the case for the bank to “do more and act faster.” We note that he doesn’t make the case for doing better.
  • 26 October, 2023

    IFC slammed by its own watchdog for ignoring child sex abuse allegations

    By Sophie Edwards, Devex
    “IFC thinks of the borrowers as its client, and not the communities affected by its investments. They think their job is to protect the client at all costs but they are a development bank, not CitiBank,” says David Hunter, Accountability Counsel board member.

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