Glass Half Full?: The State of Accountability in Development Finance – January 2016

The report “Glass Half Full?” The State of Accountability in Development Finance” assessed the extent to which development finance institutions (DFIs) provide access to remedy for those harmed by DFI-financed activities. For the accountability system to function effectively for complainants, both the DFI—its Board and Management—and the DFI’s independent accountability mechanism (IAM) must meet their individual responsibilities. The report evaluates the policies and practices of 11 DFIs and their corresponding IAMs, including the Inter-American Development Bank and its Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (ICIM). The report was authored by 11 Civil Society Organizations, including FUNDEPS.