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IAP, an international advocacy organization, wins policy change, boosts local advocacy efforts & supports local activists and communities to access & exchange information on development that affects them. By opening space at influential decision-making spaces, IAP seeks to advance development principles and projects that prioritize human and environmental rights. IAP is recognized for its nimble, thoughtful & inclusive work that fights for community-led expertise & experience to be the center of how development is designed, funded and implemented. At our core, IAP leverages community-level expertise & experience to increase community-led participation & reinforce campaigns supporting community-led development.

International Accountability Project Resources

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community action guide
Manuals & Guidelines
November, 2020

This guide encourages communities to discover what development means for themselves and to question whether proposed plans and activities truly fit within their definition of and priorities for development. With activities, stories, and practical tools, this guide introduces community-led development and supports communities in claiming their right to development.

Library Resource
Manuals & Guidelines
December, 2017
Asia, Global

This guide provides a simple yet complete resource to help communities to understand the Asian Development Bank’s policies and use them for justice. While it focuses on the ADB, it also contains information that is useful for any campaign against destructive development—even if the ADB is not involved. The guide contains different kinds of information, including:

• Information about human rights and rights-based development

• Information about the Asian Development Bank and its safeguard policies

• Learning activities for community workshops

Library Resource
Guide community led research
Manuals & Guidelines
November, 2011

This guide has three individual booklets which together provide: concrete step-by-step guidance on how communities can lead their own research to determine their own development priorities, and respond to unwanted development projects; practical tips, tools, and activities on conducting community-led research; and inspiring stories from experienced community organizers around the world who have used community-led research to redefine development processes.

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