Announcements

IDI releases latest 'Outsourcing Development' report on World Bank financing in Africa

Inclusive Development International (IDI) has released the latest invesitgation in their Outsourcing Development series, detailing the International Finance Corporation’as indirect financing of land grabs in Africa. Read their full press release below with links to their report.— The World Bank Group has indirectly financed some of Africa’s ...

EITI releases progress report 2017: ending company anonymity – the key to fighting corruption

The Extractive Industries Transparency Index (EITI) has released its 2017 progress report, highlighting issues such as ‘Tackling hidden ownership in the extractives sector’, recommending ‘Policy steps towards tackling a trillion dollar challenge’, and ‘Mainstreaming EITI disclosures’. You can view an interactive version of their report or ...

An overview of large-scale investments in the Mekong Region

Focus on the Global South has released a new report on large scale investment in the Mekong region. Read their release below, and download the report here.Across the Mekong region, ‘development’ has become synonymous with rapid economic growth, to be achieved through predominantly large-scale, private investments. The ...

MRC announces Mekong Day event to celebrate signing of Mekong agreement

Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the signing of the Mekong Agreement between Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam. It is a founding agreement on regional collaboration on water management that established the Mekong River Commission.The MRC will celebrate the Mekong Day tomorrow with ...

SDG16 Initiative

An exciting new project has been launched to track progress against Sustainable Development Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. The SDG16 Data Initiative is a collective project by a consortium of organizations seeking to support the open tracking of the global commitments made by ...

Logging, mining, and agricultural concessions data transparency: a survey of 14 forested countries

Logging, Mining, And Agricultural Concessions Data Transparency: A Survey Of 14 Forested Countries. “Global demand for timber, agricultural commodities, and extractives is a significant driver of deforestation worldwide. Transparent land-concessions data for these large-scale commercial activities are essential to understand drivers of forest loss, monitor ...

Data journalism training in ASEAN countries: the 12 winning projects

CFI has revealed the 12 winning projects, 7 of which from the Lower Mekong Countries, for their competition to receive #DataJournalism training in #ASEAN countries. Congratulations!Below are the winning organisations:** Cambodia **Cambodian Center for Independent Media Thmey Thmey News** Thailand **Prachatham ประชาธรรม SEAPA – Southeast Asian Press ...

IDI releases report into World Bank’s investments in SE Asia

Inclusive Development International, in collaboration with Bank Information Center, Accountability Counsel, Urgewald, 11.11.11, Ulu Foundation and Tarkapaw Youth Group, has released an investigative report into the International Finance Corporation’s hidden investments in Southeast Asia. Read their full release below.—Out of control: The World Bank’s reckless private ...

Regional guidelines on public participation in environmental impact asessment

Mekong Partnership for the Environment (MPE)’s Regional Technical Working Group (RTWG) on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) have invited public comment on their draft regional guidelines for public participation in EIA. See an introduction to the guidelines below and access the full set of guidelines at their website ...

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