About Us

ECA Watch is a network of non-governmental organizations and bodies campaigning for ECA reform. Organizations participating in the campaign include bodies working on issues related to the environment, development, human rights, community rights, labor rights, and anti-corruption.

Since 1996, NGOs from many countries have joined forces in an international campaign to reform ECAs. The goals and demands of the campaign are best described in the Jakarta Declaration for Reform of Official Export Credit and Investment Insurance Agencies, endorsed by over 300 NGOs following a May 2000 international ECA reform strategy session in Jakarta, Indonesia. While focusing on the impacts of ECAs in Indonesia, the Jakarta Declaration has a global "call for reform" that includes:

  • Transparency, public access to information and consultation by ECAs and the OECD ECA Working Party;
  • Binding common environmental and social guidelines and standards that are no lower and less rigorous than existing international procedures and standards for public international finance such as those of the World Bank Group and OECD Development Assistance Committee;
  • The adoption of explicit human rights criteria guiding the operations of ECAs;
  • The adoption of binding criteria and guidelines to end ECA abetting of corruption;
  • The adoption of a commitment only to finance economically productive investments;
  • The adoption of comprehensive relief for developing countries for ECA debt.

Read the Jakarta declaration

Members

Les Amis de la Terre

Les Amis de la Terre (Friends of the Earth)is an association specialised in human and environmental protection. It was created in 1970 and helped establish the French ecological movement, as well as to form the world’s first ecological network, Friends of the Earth International, which is present in 77 countries, uniting over two million members.

Observatory on Debt in Globalization

The Observatory on Debt in Globalization (ODG) is a centre for research into North-South relations and the generation of debt between communities contracted as part of the current process of globalisation. It takes a multi-disciplinary approach to studying the mechanisms associated with the financial debt (foreign debt) owed by the poorest countries on the Periphery of the economic system, to the countries in the Centre, and, in particular, to the Spanish State and the European Union.

Re:Common

Re:Common works to produce structural change both in finance and natural common management, in solidarity with those directly affected by an harmful and unjust development model, both in the global South and in Italy and Europe.

urgewald

urgewald is a German non-profit organisation, whose mission is to address the underlying causes of global environmental destruction and poverty. We monitor the activities of German companies and banks abroad and educate the German public about the negative impacts of our consumption patterns on people and nature in remote places.

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