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Korinna Horta, Ph.D.
Researcher, Writer & Advisor

Development Finance & Infrastructure Investment
Environmental Sustainability, Social Equity & Accountability

Advising Foundations, Accountability Mechanisms, Research Institutes & NGOs

English, Portuguese, German, French & Spanish

Recent Publications

On the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the first multilateral bank in which Beijing gets to set the rules, including environmental and social standards:

“Wie viel Mitsprache ist erlaubt?” in Boell Thema: Infrastrukturen gestalten unsere Zukunft, Berlin, January 2020.

“The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB): A Multilateral Bank where China sets the Rules”,  Heinrich Boell Foundation, Publication Series on Democracy, Volume 52, Berlin, April 2019.

“Die Asiatische Infrastruktur Investment Bank (AIIB): Eine multilaterale Bank, in der China die Regeln bestimmt”, Heinrich Boell Stiftung, Schriften zur Demokratie, Band 52, Berlin, April 2019.

“Die Bank an Chinas Seite”, in Sueddeutsche Zeitung,  27. September 2018.

“Deutschland verleiht der AIIB Glaubwuerdigkeit”, in: Hoering, U., Der Lange Marsch 2.0,VSA Verlag Hamburg, 2018.

“Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB): Die neue globale Playerin unter der Lupe,” in Global+ Globalisierung und Nord/Sued-Politik ( Swiss Journal), Nº 67, Bern, Fall 2017.

On the ethics of development finance:

“Ética das políticas de cooperação para o desenvolvimento”, in:  Patrão Neves, M., e Soromenho-Marques, Ética Aplicada – Ambiente, Edições 70, Lisbon, 2017.

On the new approach adopted by development banks which focus on “de-risking” private sector investments as a means to promote economic growth:

“To the Detriment of Minorities, the World Bank has weakened its Social and Environmental Standards”, in Development & Cooperation, Vol. 45,  Frankfurt, December 2018.

“Zu Lasten von Minderheiten hat die Weltbank ihre Sozial- und Umweltstandards abgeschwaecht”, in Entwicklung & Zusammenarbeit, Jg.59, Frankfurt, December 2018.

International Financial Institutions Must Heed Lessons Learned in Regard to Displacement and Poverty,” in Development & Cooperation ( International Journal), July 2017 (also published in the German language edition).

On environmental and social risks of large-scale infrastructure investment as pushed for by the G 20 and supported by multilateral banks:

Vorher Arm, Jetzt Hoffnungslos” in: Boell Thema 1/ 2017, Die G 20 am Scheideweg, Heinrich Boell Foundation, Berlin, 2017.