Social and economic impacts
Projects funded by international financial institutions can often have very negative impacts on individuals and communities, on the climate, on biodiversity and natural habitats.
In our work, we come across numerous examples but have to focus our work on the most damaging ones.
We have also collected some examples for each institution online to illustrate the need for radical changes in the way these institutions prioritise and implement their work.
- for EU funds: our interactive map of controversial projects in central and eastern Europe
- for the EIB: Fossil free EIB, a map of extractive industries projects financed by the European Investment Bank
- for the EBRD: the EBRD transition soup, a list of unsustainable projects in southeast Europe, financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development