Financing from development finance institutions (DFIs) and multilateral development banks (MDBs) often leads to big-ticket and large-scale infrastructure projects, which are, by definition, high risk.

Development finance-mandated projects, when not well-planned or in consultation with communities, can cause loss of livelihoods and involuntary resettlement, as well as the loss of people’s voices and their right to participation in decision making. And in many cases, violations of human rights and debilitating poverty.   

Just Finance International works to make sure that shareholding governments and development institutions – DFIs and MDBs – improve governance and adopt binding and stronger environmental and social safeguard policies, instead of defaulting to the use of weak standards that may prove more attractive to their clients or client host governments.

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