Since 1992, BIC has worked with communities affected by projects funded by international finance institutions (IFIs) in Latin America. Our program partners with civil society organizations in the region to monitor and influence IFI projects and policies. We seek to ensure that IFI policy commitments, including on access to information, free prior and informed consent (FPIC), and protection of forests and biodiversity are upheld on the ground. We support local communities in connecting with IFI decision makers to voice their concerns and asserting their role in monitoring the environmental and social impacts of IFI investments.
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How is El Salvador’s COVID-19 response supporting LGBTQI communities?
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How has the IDB’s Land Regularization project impacted Indigenous communities and the environment...
How is the World Bank responding to COVID-19 in Guatemala?
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Land management and territorial development planning in Colombia is important. But whose land...
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How can the IDB Group effectively implement its commitment not to...
May 05, 2022
Will the IDB Invest effectively address harm as it develops a responsible...
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Recomendações para fortalecer o relacionamento do Grupo BID com sociedade civil e comunidades afetadas.
Recomendaciones para fortalecer el relacionamiento del Grupo BID con sociedad civil y comunidades afectadas
Recommendations to strengthen IDB Group’s engagement with Civil Society and Project Affected Communities