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Strengthening Civil Society Engagement in Regional Integration and Infrastructure Investments in Colombia

Instituto Latinoamericano para una Sociedad y un Derecho Alternativos

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Transforming Development Finance
  • Grant Amount $136,750
  • Grant Period September 1, 2008–August 31, 2010
  • Location Bogotá, Colombia
  • Geographic Focus Colombia

About this grant

This grant will support the Instituto Latinoamericano de Servicios Legales Alternativos, a Colombian, nonprofit organization that works on civic engagement across a variety of issues, to provide analysis and information on energy and infrastructure investments in Colombia to local communities and local and regional authorities. The analysis will include information about the scope and potential environmental and social impacts of these projects, and strategies for pressing international financial institutions to live up to their environmental and social commitments. The grant will also support coordination of a civil society gathering in parallel to the 2009 annual governors meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank in MedellĂ­n, Colombia, where organizations will reflect on lessons learned from five decades of development investments in the region.