The transparency practices of development finance institutions (DFIs) rarely match up to their policies on the disclosure of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and accountability, according to new research from our DFI Transparency Initiative. The research examined the transparency of 20 bilateral and multilateral DFIs.
The DFI Transparency Initiative is about to release its latest working paper on environmental, social and governance (ESG) and accountability to communities. Fran Witt (Economic Justice and Climate Change Consultant) and Fidanka Bacheva-McGrath (EBRD Policy Officer, Bankwatch) provide a CSO perspective on the transparency and accountability challenges for public development banks (PDBs). They argue that PDBs have much work to do in order to meet their commitments to the rights of project-affected communities.