Infrastructure Complaints in South and Southeast Asia
Last week, several Accountability Counsel staff members presented at a conference organized by the Regional Infrastructure Monitoring Alliance (RIMA), an umbrella organization of civil society groups in South and Southeast Asia. RIMA held the conference to support local communities' fight for sustainable infrastructure that mitigates climate change, meets environmental standards, and is accountable to impacted communities.
The article below summarizes some of the Console data used in our presentation, exploring the history of harm from internationally-financed infrastructure projects in South and Southeast Asia, current challenges in seeking remedy, and thoughts on what might lie ahead.
By Samer Araabi — July 5, 2022
167 complaints have been filed about infrastructure projects in South and Southeast Asia. What can they tell us about types of community harm, the role of private and bilateral investment, and the increasing presence of Chinese finance in the region and around the world?
Noteworthy updates on Bank and IAM policy and practice
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