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In Solidarity with the People of the Narmada Valley

(August 31, 2019) – When India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his happiness earlier this week that water levels at the Sardar Sarovar (Narmada) dam had “reached a historic 134.00 meters,” and encouraged the public to visit, he failed to

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New Report: Backers of Collapsed Laos Dam Must Be Held Accountable

A joint report released today by International Rivers and Inclusive Development International finds that one year after the devastating collapse of saddle dam D of the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy hydropower project in southern Laos, none of the entities backing and

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Opinion: Can the World Bank clean up its fossil fuel problem? | Devex

The IFC’s Green Equity Strategy could be a pivotal engine for transformation — if it truly rises to the challenge. Inclusive Development International's David Pred and Bank Information Center Europe's Nezir Sinani explain.

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Cambodian farmers take Thai sugar giant to court | Al’Jazeera

Phnom Penh, Cambodia - After years of protesting, two Cambodian farmers make their case this week in a Bangkok court against Thai sugar giant Mitr Phol, who they blame for the loss of their livelihoods.

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Uncalculated Risks: Threats and Attacks Against Human Rights Defenders and the Role of Development Financiers

Human rights defenders are a cornerstone of sustainable development. Yet today, their critical work comes at an unacceptable cost.  Inclusive Development International is one of over 100 groups working to expose the uncalculated risks of mega-projects and other ill-planned development

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When funding fuels fire: the ins and outs of responsible mining finance – Mine | Issue 81 | June 19

The World Bank’s Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) is currently considering a complaint made against the International Finance Corporation, a sister organisation of the World Bank, for funding the expansion of a controversial bauxite mining project. Such grievances are not uncommon and it is hard not to wonder, is CAO powerful enough to hold organisations, including its own, to account? Heidi Vella investigates

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