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International Financial Flows and the Environment

World Resources Institute

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Transforming Development Finance
  • Grant Amount $400,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2013–December 31, 2014
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus World

About this grant

The International Financial Flows and the Environment project of the World Resources Institute provides important research and data to nongovernmental organizations and key public and private institutions on international financial flows and public policy options. The overarching goal of the project is to improve the social and environmental performance of public and private international financial institutions by holding them accountable to their investors and to the communities in which they invest. During the last grant period, the grantee took a leadership role in the development of the Green Climate Fund and World Bank Energy Strategy Review. In addition, they began working with key Chinese institutions to address the impacts of Chinese lending to developing countries. With this grant, the project will focus on three areas: 1) impacts of outward investment by emerging economies (Brazil and China); 2) World Bank safeguard policy review; and 3) monitoring World Bank lending to meet low-carbon and climate resilient goals.