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We participate in the review of the socio-environmental sustainability policy of the IDB Invest

We participate in the face-to-face public consultation of the IDB Invest in the framework of the revision of its Environmental and Social Sustainability Policy. “Below, we offer a google translate version of the original article in Spanish.…
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The IDB and the IDB Invest review their environmental and social policies

Both the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and its private arm, the IDB Invest, have recently opened the process for reviewing their environmental and social safeguards policies. It is important that Latin American civil society and, above…
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IFIs and climate change: The role of the Green Climate Fund

We participated in a workshop organized by the review mechanism of the Green Climate Fund accounts to inform us about the mandate of that institution and discuss ways of interacting with civil society. The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is one of…
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The president of the World Bank resigns: possible conflict of interest and transparency in the appointments

On January 7, the world was surprised by the untimely resignation of World Bank President Jim Yong Kim. With three years left to finish her second term, Kim stepped aside to take a position within the private sector. A possible conflict of interest…
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New analysis on regulations in development institutions present in Latin America

Together with the rest of the organizations that make up GREFI, we publish a comparative analysis of the regulatory frameworks of the main institutions that finance development in Latin America, with a focus on the similarities and differences…
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BID Invest will review in 2018 its policy of access to information

During 2018, the private sector investment arm of the Inter-American Development Bank, BID Invest, will review its institutional policy on access to information. It is a process that is expected to improve its current policy, in order to effectively…
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Regulation of Public-Private Partnerships in Argentina: risks and opportunities

After some attempts to give legal form to Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in the years 2000 and 2005, Argentina approved in 2016 new legislation for public-private partnership contracts. This new investment system for infrastructure projects involves risks that need to be analyzed.
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Global Meeting of the Coalition for Human Rights in Development

In Washington DC, we participated in the 2017 Members Gathering of the Coalition for Human Rights in Development, of which we are members. With three days of activities and strategic discussions between members and allies, the Coalition seeks to strengthen and continue growing, to ensure that all development finance institutions respect protect and fulfill human rights.
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Discussions on Independent Accountability Mechanisms in Greece

We participated in a series of meetings and discussions in Thessaloniki, Greece, which focused on the work and functioning of Independent Accountability Mechanisms and their key role in cases of affected communities by projects funded by development finance institutions.

Worrying situation of human rights defenders worldwide

During 2016 more than 280 human rights and environmental activists were murdered in 25 countries, marking a growing radicalization of violence towards them. The murders that occurred during the first weeks of 2017 have ratified this worrying trend. From FUNDEPS we join the widespread demand for a change in the situation of those who have seen their rights vulnerable due to the protection of the environment, the territory, the rights of indigenous peoples, among others.