What you need to know about the Green City Action Plan but your municipality won’t tell you
January 13, 2022
A step-by-step guide on what the Green City Action Plan is, why citizen participation is important for improving the future of cities, and how residents can participate.
Left jobless after eviction from Vinca landfill, Roma begin negotiations with Belgrade after complaint to the EBRD
April 22, 2021
The EBRD’s accountability mechanism has launched a problem-solving initiative to negotiate issues of affordable housing, access to education and income generation for the Roma families that were evicted from the Vinča landfill. In the two years since the eviction, these issues were not addressed, so the EBRD’s mediators will facilitate a problem-solving process between this vulnerable group and the city of Belgrade.
A letter to the EBRD on Green Cities
February 3, 2021
Bankwatch and six of our NGO partners jointly drafted a letter and shared it with EBRD outlining the issues attached to specific cases we are following, as well as our recommendations to help EBRD infrastructure funding serve the needs of the communities and the environment.
‘Needle under a blanket’ at Belgrade waste project
January 18, 2021
Superficial cover up by the EBRD’s accountability mechanism of problems at Belgrade Solid Waste public-private partnership is followed by new request for problem solving.
Informing women is the first step to empowering them
August 3, 2020
Evidence of meaningful implementation of the Gender Action Plan for EBRD and GCF’s Green Cities Framework – not found.
Cities for citizens
June 15, 2020
To modernise and green our cities, we need good governance first.
The EBRD and EIB’s Sustainable Municipal Infrastructure Investments in the Western Balkans and Eastern Neighbourhood
May 26, 2020
From October to December 2019, Bankwatch conducted research on CSOs’ perceptions of the impact of EBRD and EIB investments in municipal infrastructure on local communities in the Western Balkans and Eastern Neighbourhood.
The Skopje Green City Action Plan – developing a city for citizens or for decision makers?
July 29, 2019
The preparation of the Skopje Green City needs to be transparent and to include citizens and civil society in a meaningful way from the early stages of planning.