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When a community faces negative impacts due to a development project, systematic and consistent documentation of verifiable indicators of the impacts can support their efforts to hold development implementers accountable to their own standards, and can lend legitimacy to their advocacy for changes in the project. In the Wadi al-Qamr neighborhood in Western Alexandria, Egypt, residents are systematically documenting impacts and formally registering them through legal processes to support their concerns that a cement plant in their neighborhood financed by the International Finance Corporation is not adhering to national and international standards.
BIC documented how the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights, and Egyptian Center for Civil and Legislative Reform supported residents and workers to document impacts they faced due to this project in a brief case report.
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