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General Purposes


  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Transforming Development Finance
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2007–March 31, 2009
  • Location Numegen, Netherlands
  • Geographic Focus World

About this grant

BankTrack focuses its efforts on building the capacity of nongovernmental organizations to monitor and influence projects supported by private international banks. This renewal grant will provide general support to BankTrack. Over the past two years, BankTrack has had an important impact on the refinement of the Equator Principles, which cover international private bank lending. Activities over the next two years will include monitoring international private bank lending policies with a particular focus on policies related to energy and climate change and human rights; tracking implementation of Equator Principles and encouraging Equator banks to address issues not currently covered by the Equator Principles; undertaking research on key emerging market banks, including Brazil, China, India, South Africa, and South Korea; and providing support to nongovernmental organizations focused on specific projects being funded by private international banks.