International Accountability Project (IAP)
IAP works for a world in which all people can shape the decisions that affect their homes, environment and communities.
Development should be a process that enables all people to uphold and claim their human rights, live with dignity, and thrive on the land they love.
IAP is a human rights advocacy organization that seeks to end forced eviction and create new global policy and practice for development that respects people’s homes, environment and human rights.
Their two main areas of work, Change the Rules and Support the Frontlines, have four programmatic initiatives.
In total, IAP works to win policy change, boost local advocacy efforts, and support grassroots activists and communities to access influential decision-making spaces. They seek to advance development principles and projects that prioritize human and environmental rights.
IAP gives strategic advice and tools for resistance directly to communities and organizations addressing the funders of harmful development projects. IAP uses the knowledge it gains from individual campaigns to advance broader human and environmental rights protections at international and regional banks.