Tracking the activities of more than a dozen of global development banks is a tough job, especially for grassroots activists looking to connect the dots between projects across sectors and continents. The International Accountability Project created the Early Warning System (EWS) to harvest project information from the websites of ten Multinational Development Banks such as the World Bank, International Funding Corporation, and Inter-Asian Development Bank, to collect the data into a unified format provide a streamlined and intuitive search interface.
- Purpose-built scrapers analyze project disclosures from ten multinational development banks, storing the project details into a unified database structure.
- Reviewers use the administration back-end to fill in additional project details, to fill in their evaluation of whether the project or its participating corporations are at risk of violating human rights should the project move forward. If appropriate, the project is published to the website.
- A powerful but simple search interface and map interface, allows interested parties to search for projects by sector of expertise, countries impacted, and more.
- A series of RSS feeds allows people to "subscribe" to project listings for individual countries or regions, sectors, or funding banks so they can be informed automatically when new projects are published.
Project Years: 2016, 2017