Accountability Counsel

On this month’s global call of the Movement for Community-led Development, our special presenters were Natalie Bridgeman Fields, founder and executive director of Accountability Counsel, and Samer Araabi, research director whose SSIR article at this link brought us together.

To download the slide deck or see it full screen, click the >> at right.

Natalie’s overview gave cogent examples of how international financial flows can damage communities, and how they can engage with accountability offices to seek redress. Samer presented a number of online tools at to give ready access to the complaints filed with these offices, and their support documents – as well as tools to communicate with hard-to-reach communities.

Here is the full recording of our meeting. To jump right into Natalie’s presentation, skip ahead to 9:00.

Gunjan Veda updated us on Covid-19 adaptation, our upcoming event with the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA), and our collaborative research, starting at 50:35. We hope you can join the GPSA webinar – learn more at this link.

We finally heard progress reports from Mexico, East, West and Southern Africa, starting at: 1:01.