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This grant will support a leading civil society organization, iBase (Brazilian Institute of Social and Economic Analysis) to work with other nongovernmental groups and communities in South America affected by the operations of the Brazilian Development Bank. Work will focus on capacity building and joint strategy development to improve transparency and strengthen social and environmental safeguards at the bank. Special attention will be given to energy and infrastructure investments in the greater Amazon rainforest and other ecologically sensitive regions.
This grant increase to INESC will support a coordinated effort to increase accountability and sustainability of public sector and international investments in energy and infrastructure in South America. It will also provide ongoing support for coordination of the Brazil Network on multilateral banks, as well as efforts to engage parliamentarians and other elected officials in promoting increased transparency and accountability for investments related to regional integration. INESC is a nongovernmental organization established in 1979 for the promotion and strengthening of representative and participative democracy in Brazil.
The Mott Foundation's Environment program, through its International Finance for Sustainability focus, supports nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) working to shape international trade and investment strategies to support sustainable development, reduce environmental degradation in the region and offer local economic opportunities.
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