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IFI Watch Myanmar

IFI Watch Myanmar is an organization that seeks to ensure democratic space for civil society and communities in the activities of International Financial Institutions [IFIs] in Myanmar.

Presence in: Myanmar
Focus: Other

IFI Watch Myanmar is an organization that seeks to ensure democratic space for civil society and communities in the activities of International Financial Institutions [IFIs] in Myanmar. We seek to achieve this through facilitating dialogue between government, IFIs and local communities.

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Vision:

A democratic governance of IFI operations in Myanmar; in order to realize inclusive development, economic justice and ecological sustainability and to ensure the meaningful involvement of the communities  including decision making.

Objectives:

  • People have effective access to information about IFI activities so that they can have an informed engagement 
  • Non-state actors and communities engage meaningfully with the IFIs and the government in shaping the design, decisions and outcomes of development programs that reflect their needs
  • WB, ADB, AIIB and IFC are following their respective safeguard policies effectively.

Our Strategies:

  • Awareness raising
    • We provide communities with information on upcoming projects
  • Community-based monitoring of joint government and IFI supported projects
    • We train communities affected by IFI-supported projects in monitoring compliance or non-compliance with existing IFI safeguards
    • We facilitate community engagement with government and international actors, striving to ensure that local voices are heard in decision-making and implementation processes
  • Research and documentation
    • We collect and publish data on IFI projects, policies and strategies.

People Associated With This Organization

Htet Aung Shine

Myanmar  
IFI Watch Myanmar
Joined January 2018
Interests: Environmental Justice
A highly motivated individual with development program management skills and have 6+ years experiences as development practitioner and human rights trainer. Participated and coordinated as an civil society representative in government led thematic working groups concern with gender, education. Great interest in economic justice and Mekong region.
Htet Aung Shine is the network champion (main point of contact) for IFI Watch Myanmar.

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