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  • 4 May, 2021

    Report criticizes EIB over Nepal energy project

    By Vince Chadwick, Devex
    In its report released last month, the European Investment Bank’s Complaints Mechanism found a series of problems, including environmental assessment shortcomings, no stakeholder engagement plan, poor outreach to local Indigenous people, and no evidence of that community’s endorsement for the project.
  • 3 May, 2021

    Evaluation of MICI Effectiveness Published

    By Accountability Counsel
    The Inter-American Development Bank’s Office of Evaluation recently published its evaluation report of the Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism, the bank’s independent accountability mechanism.
  • 30 April, 2021

    Rare win for Nepal indigenous groups as EIB admits ‘gaps’ in hydropower project

    By Rina Chandran, Thomson Reuters Foundation
    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has pledged to address gaps in the implementation of a power project in Nepal, handing a rare victory to Indigenous groups and local communities who had raised concerns about being uprooted from their land.
  • 22 April, 2021

    Nepal Indigenous communities vindicated in rare European human rights victory

    By FPIC & Rights Forum, LAHURNIP, Accountability Counsel
    KATHMANDU, 23 April 2021 – Indigenous Peoples and local communities in Nepal are celebrating a hard-fought victory following a landmark investigation published yesterday, which found that the European Investment Bank (EIB) must take urgent steps to uphold their right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) in its funding of…
  • 15 April, 2021

    Accountability in Africa Webinar 2: An Investor Call to Action

    By Accountability Counsel & ACCA
    The second in a series of webinars discussing the findings and implications of the Accountability in Africa report, hosted in partnership with the African Coalition for Corporate Accountability (ACCA) and with support from the Centre for Human Rights.

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