Tag Social and Environmental Standards


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…

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…

We participate in the Public Consultation on the review of the Access to Information Policy of the IDB Invest in Buenos Aires

On August 10, IDB Invest carried out in Buenos Aires a public face-to-face consultation on the draft for its new Access to Public Information policy. This event is part of the virtual consultation currently open that BID Invest began in May…

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…

Concern and uncertainty regarding the progress of the works of the Villa Carlos Paz Environmental Center

The works of the Environmental Center of Villa Carlos Paz show an advance of 90% and estimate that in 30 days it will be in operation. Meanwhile, the concern of the residents of Malagueño continues asking for concrete measures to make effective…

China-Argentina relations under the Macri administration: do we change?

This working document presents a brief analysis of the current relations between the People's Republic of China and Argentina in a national and international context; and taking into account aspects such as the relationship between the Asian…

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.

The UN urges banks to address attacks on human rights defenders

A UN report highlights the growing attacks against human rights defenders in the context of commercial and investment activities, including financing for development.

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.

Repeated figurine: garbage, conflicts and San Roque lake

The project "Centro Ambiental Carlos Paz" presents serious irregularities and violates environmental regulations and participation. It would affect Lake San Roque and would not be a definitive regional solution to the historical problem related to the integral management of solid urban waste.