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Building Capacity and Alliances for International Financial Institutions Monitoring


  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Transforming Development Finance
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period September 1, 2005–August 31, 2007
  • Location Asuncion, Paraguay
  • Geographic Focus Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay

About this grant

A number of proposed large-scale development projects in the Southern Cone region of South America could affect sensitive ecosystems such as the Pantanal, Amazon and Paraguay-Parana River systems. Many of these projects likely will be financed by a combination of public international financial institutions including the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, export credit agencies and regional financial institutions, and private banks. Multiyear funding will enable Sobrevivencia to address the potential impacts of the projects, educate and involve the public and policymakers in decisionmaking, and promote development alternatives that are more environmentally sustainable. Sobrevivencia will provide critical leadership to non-governmental organization (NGO) networks in Latin America to influence plans and projects being developed. Specific objectives include monitoring international financial institution environmental and social policies and their applications; promoting greater transparency and accountability of international financial institutions; building alliances with NGOs and grassroots organizations at local, national, regional and global levels to monitor the international financial institutions; and increasing the understanding of NGOs and grassroots organizations about international financial institutions.Sobrevivencia, established in Paraguay in 1986, works to improve environmental and social policies and practices in Latin America.