International Accountability Project (IAP)

The International Accountability Project (IAP) is a human rights advocacy organization that seeks to end forced eviction and create new global policy and practice for development that respects people’s homes, environment and human rights.

The organization's two main areas of work are to "Change the Rules" and "Support the Frontlines", which have four programmatic initiatives. "Change the Rules" focuses on the bank on Human Rights and global advocacy team; and "Support the Frontlines" focuses on community action guides and early warning system.

In total, the IAP works to win policy change, boost local advocacy efforts, and support grassroots activists and communities to access influential decision-making spaces. They seek to advance development principles and projects that prioritize human rights.

The IAP gives strategic advice and tools for resistance directly to communities and organizations addressing the funders of harmful development projects. IAP uses the knowledge it gains from individual campaigns to advance broader human rights protections at international and regional banks.