We support communities to use their own power to demand
justice on equal footing with corporations and institutions.
We use the lessons from our community work to create
policy change to prevent future harm.
Making Rules Matter
We accompany communities as they hold corporations
and institutions to the global rules meant to protect their rights.
Exposing Patterns Through Data
We track and analyze how accountability offices
function to enable informed advocacy toward best practice.
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.
Our impact includes redesigned projects that now reflect community needs, harm stopped and prevented to defend water resources, and agreements resulting in compensation.
We advocate for the world's 66 accountability offices to be independent, transparent, fair, and effective. We have improved policy and practice at development institutions, U.N. agencies, and within the OECD.
We created and run the Accountability Console, a comprehensive database of community complaints filed with independent accountability mechanisms about the impacts of internationally financed projects.
28 September, 2022BIC and the endorsing organizations commend the decision of the Board of Governors to follow the unanimous recommendation of the Board of Directors and swiftly remove Mr. Claver-Carone.
28 September, 2022BIC junto a las organizaciones que endosan celebran la decisión de la Junta de Gobernadores de seguir la recomendación unánime del Directorio del BID y destituir rápidamente al Sr. Claver-Carone.
27 September, 2022Join our panelists for a multi-lingual deep dive into the findings and recommendations of our new report, “Our Last and Only Resort: What happens when development finance goes wrong in the Middle East and North Africa.”
19 September, 2022
Nepal: UN Experts sound the alarm on violations of indigenous peoples’ rights and call for respect of the right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) in the development of Marsyangdi Corridor Transmission Line ProjectFPIC & Rights Forum, LAHURNIP, and Accountability Counsel released a statement to welcome the letters from the UN human rights experts who expressed serious concerns about ongoing human rights violations and retaliations against indigenous communities and members of FPIC and Rights Forum in Lamjung District, Nepal.
16 September, 2022
Recommendations to Improve The World Bank’s Accountability Process From 57 Civil Society OrganizationsAccountability Counsel, along with 56 other organizations, submitted recommendations for making the World Bank’s accountability process more effective for communities harmed by World Bank projects.