- Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Change the Rules

Who decides what is development?

A community facing human and environmental rights abuses by development is often best placed to advocate for needed changes and to describe the kind of development the community wants.  The core of IAP’s research and advocacy work is to Change the Rules of development.  Development should draw upon the ideas, expertise and aspirations of the people it seeks to uplift.

A new global coalition, Coalition for Human Rights in Development coordinates the leaders of networks, social movements and community organizations to strengthen human and environmental rights protections at development finance institutions.

With the Global Advocacy Team initiative, IAP identifies key opportunities for change at specific development institutions. Exceptional community representatives are selected and supported to transform their firsthand experience and research into cutting-edge new policy ideas.  Members of the Global Advocacy Team represent communities that have faced or are facing forced eviction as a result of a bank’s policy and projects.  Experts in how bank policy affects local communities, the Global Advocacy Team members are the architects for new rules and practice at the world’s most influential banks.


Phulbari / India Exchage

To strengthen their advocacy against a proposed coal mine, IAP organized an exchange between community representatives from Bangladesh and India. Learn more.

 

IAP and international partners submitted recommendations to the World Bank as it reviews its policies on involuntary resettlement and forced evictions.

IAP and international partners submitted recommendations to the World Bank as it reviews its policies on involuntary resettlement and forced evictions.  Read and share.