When Development Goes Wrong in the MENA - Part 2
In this month's edition of the Console Newsletter, Research Associate Marisa Lenci provides a look into complaints in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. In the September edition of the newsletter, we looked at how projects and complaints compare across regions, and found that the MENA faces both the fewest complaints to IAMs and extremely low rates of those complaints reaching outputs from the process.
This month, we investigate why accountability in the MENA is so rare, and what can be done to address these barriers. This article provides a look into interviews we conducted with civil society organizations and groups that filed complaints to IAMs in the MENA, and discusses the most challenging aspects of navigating IAM processes for communities and advocates.
By Marisa Lenci — Oct. 3, 2022
The MENA region has the fewest complaints to IAMs, and extremely low rates of those complaints reaching outputs from the process. In an effort to understand why this trend persists, we spent months investigating why complaints in this region fall short and what can be done to improve accessibility and efficacy of IAMs for impacted communities, in the MENA and beyond.