International Dialogue |
Commitment to Financial Accountability and Transparency
Low- and middle-income countries struggle to finance public health amid high public debt and inflation levels. Center for Financial Accountability (CFA), a project of Critical Action – Centre in Movement, addresses these issues through capacity-building workshops, knowledge material production, and holding institutions accountable for their impact on people and the environment.
Additionally, they impart information to relevant stakeholders, convenes and coordinates them, and provide information access to the civil society organisations. With our support, CFA is developing primers on wealth inequality and climate finance and developing popular education materials based on that.
CACIM was set up in 2001 as an experimental informal association named “Critical Action” between scholar-activists in different parts of the world, who were pursuing research into and were directly involved in the history and dynamics of social and political movements.
CFA, a project of CACIM, engages in critical analysis, monitoring and critique of the role of financial institutions – national and international, and their impact on development, human rights and the environment, amongst other areas.
It primarily focuses on India, partnering with a range of civil society groups, social movements and community groups and trying to ensure that financial institutions are transparent and accountable to the people they exist to serve. However, it also looks at the South Asia region and seeks to reflect a global perspective, especially given the globalised nature of international finance.