Tag Social and Environmental Standards

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We exhibited at the ALADAA National Congress about the role of the AIIB in the New Silk Road

On August 23, Fundeps participated in the ALADAA National Congress within the framework of the Global Governance area agenda on Chinese investments in Latin America. Below, we offer a google translate version of the original article in Spanish.…
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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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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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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…
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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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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…
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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…
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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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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.