A journey into the role of global financial organizations in underdeveloped countries' sustainability
The role that global financial organizations (GFO) have in underdeveloped countries' sustainability is a significant topic in planning debate. The shift from government to governance (Zuidema, 2016; Janicke & Jorgens, 2006), the influence of these institutions on governments (Hughes, 2005; Bressers & Kuks, 2003) and the application of non-regulatory policy instruments provided by these organizations (Jordan, 2005) are part of the current debate. To learn about them, I started a journey to approach the sustainability policy instruments (standards) of organizations such as the World Bank (WB), the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and the International Financial Corporation (IFC), as well as some voluntary standards like the SA8000. The aim of this journey is to discover how the social aspects of these standards are helping the large scale projects in Peru to deal with their complex social contexts.