IAP’s Global Advocacy Team initiative brings together incredible community activists from around the world to conduct action-research and mobilize their communities to change policy at a specific development institution.
The current Global Advocacy Team represents communities that have faced or are facing forced eviction as a result of World Bank policy. To change these policies, the Team conducted research with their communities and mobilized them to present formal policy recommendations to the World Bank.
Drawing from one of the largest community-led surveys on global development — involving 800 people in eight countries — the findings of IAP’s Global Advocacy Team report, Back to Development- A Call for What Development Could Be, show how local expertise can change development for the better.
In the report, the International Accountability Project and the Global Advocacy Team call for a return to what development could be — what many of us believe or wish was happening today. As this report shows, communities have innovative and practical ideas on the kind of development they need.
What if those designing and funding development actually lived in the communities nearest to the project? What if they and their families had to benefit or suffer personally — how would their work be different?