Addressing Increased Reprisals Risk in the Context of COVID-19

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Addressing Increased Reprisals Risk in the Context of COVID-19Reprisals against project stakeholders who voice opinions or opposition to project activities have grown in visibility worldwide, with the potential to be magnified during the COVID-19 pandemic. IFC does not tolerate any retaliatory action by our clients against those who voice their opinion regarding the activities of IFC or our clients, as outlined in our IFC Position Statement on Retaliation against Civil Society and Project Stakeholders. The purpose of this tip sheet is to provide practical advice that businesses can follow to minimize risk of reprisals, and to flag specific issues that could be exacerbated in a COVID-19 context.

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