Inspection Panel

Inspection Panel The Inspection Panel is an independent complaints mechanism for people and communities who believe that they have been, or are likely to be, adversely affected by a World Bank-funded project.

http://www.inspectionpanel.org The Panel is an impartial fact-finding body, independent from the World Bank management and staff, reporting directly to the Board. The Inspection Panel process aims to promote accountability at the World Bank, give affected people a greater voice in activities supported by the World Bank that affect their rights and interests, and foster redress when warranted.

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Board approves Panel recommendation to investigate Uganda infrastructure project; parties to be offered option of disput...
10/22/2021
Board Approves Panel Recommendation to Investigate Uganda Infrastructure Project; Parties to be Offered Option of Dispute Resolution | Inspection Panel

Board approves Panel recommendation to investigate Uganda infrastructure project; parties to be offered option of dispute resolution
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors on October 20, 2021, approved an Inspection Panel recommendation to investigate the Second Kampala Institutional and Infrastructure Development Project in Uganda. Under the updated Inspection Panel resolution and the resolution creating the World Bank Accountability Mechanism, both of which were approved by the Board in September 2020, the complainants and the borrower will be now be offered the option of dispute resolution.
https://www.inspectionpanel.org/news/board-approves-panel-recommendation-investigate-uganda-infrastructure-project-parties-be

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors on October 20, 2021, approved an Inspection Panel recommendation to investigate the Second Kampala Institutional and Infrastructure Development Project (KIIDP-2) in Uganda.

World Bank AM participates in 18th annual meeting of the Independent Accountability Mechanisms NetworkThe World Bank Acc...
10/05/2021
World Bank AM Participates in 18th Annual Meeting of the Independent Accountability Mechanisms Network | Inspection Panel

World Bank AM participates in 18th annual meeting of the Independent Accountability Mechanisms Network
The World Bank Accountability Mechanism (AM) in late September took part in the 18th annual meeting of the Independent Accountability Mechanisms (IAMs) Network.
https://www.inspectionpanel.org/news/world-bank-am-participates-18th-annual-meeting-independent-accountability-mechanisms-network

The World Bank Accountability Mechanism (AM) in late September took part in the 18th annual meeting of the Independent Accountability Mechanisms (IAMs) Network.

World Bank Accountability Mechanism joins other IAMs at workshop for civil society in TurkeyWorld Bank Accountability Me...
09/16/2021

World Bank Accountability Mechanism joins other IAMs at workshop for civil society in Turkey
World Bank Accountability Mechanism Secretary Orsolya Székely and Inspection Panel Senior Operations Officer Serge Selwan joined with representatives of other independent accountability mechanisms (IAMs) on September 14 and 15, 2021, to present a virtual seminar on the IAMs’ work to civil society representatives in Turkey. If you are interested in partnering on the workshop, please email us at [email protected].
https://www.inspectionpanel.org/news/world-bank-accountability-mechanism-joins-other-iams-workshop-civil-society-turkey

World Bank Accountability Mechanism joins other IAMs at workshop for civil society in Turkey
World Bank Accountability Mechanism Secretary Orsolya Székely and Inspection Panel Senior Operations Officer Serge Selwan joined with representatives of other independent accountability mechanisms (IAMs) on September 14 and 15, 2021, to present a virtual seminar on the IAMs’ work to civil society representatives in Turkey. If you are interested in partnering on the workshop, please email us at [email protected].
https://www.inspectionpanel.org/news/world-bank-accountability-mechanism-joins-other-iams-workshop-civil-society-turkey

Inspection Panel publishes 2021 annual reportThe Inspection Panel published its fiscal year 2021 annual report on Septem...
09/14/2021

Inspection Panel publishes 2021 annual report
The Inspection Panel published its fiscal year 2021 annual report on September 9, 2021. The report includes summaries of cases the Panel processed from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021, a message from both the Panel and the chair of the Board of Executive Directors’ Committee on Development Effectiveness, the Panel budget, biographical information on each Panel member, and graphs detailing the Panel’s casework since it began operations. The report can be accessed here:
https://www.inspectionpanel.org/sites/www.inspectionpanel.org/files/publications/annual-report-2020-2021.pdf

Inspection Panel publishes 2021 annual report
The Inspection Panel published its fiscal year 2021 annual report on September 9, 2021. The report includes summaries of cases the Panel processed from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021, a message from both the Panel and the chair of the Board of Executive Directors’ Committee on Development Effectiveness, the Panel budget, biographical information on each Panel member, and graphs detailing the Panel’s casework since it began operations. The report can be accessed here:
https://www.inspectionpanel.org/sites/www.inspectionpanel.org/files/publications/annual-report-2020-2021.pdf

Panel registers Request for Inspection of West Africa coastal resilience projectsThe Inspection Panel on September 7, 20...
09/08/2021
Panel Registers Request for Inspection of West Africa Coastal Resilience Projects | Inspection Panel

Panel registers Request for Inspection of West Africa coastal resilience projects
The Inspection Panel on September 7, 2021, issued a Notice of Registration for a Request for Inspection of the West Africa Coastal Areas Resilience Investment Project and its Additional Financing and the Global Environment Facility in Togo. The Panel’s registration implies no judgment whatsoever concerning the merits of a Request for Inspection. Bank management must provide the Panel with a response to the issues raised in the Request by October 6, 2021. After receiving the response and engaging with the relevant stakeholders, the Panel will make a recommendation to the Board of Executive Directors on whether the matter should be investigated.
https://www.inspectionpanel.org/news/panel-registers-request-inspection-west-africa-coastal-resilience-projects

The Inspection Panel on September 7, 2021, issued a Notice of Registration for a Request for Inspection of the West Africa Coastal Areas Resilience Investment Project and its Additional Financing and the Global Environment Facility in Togo.

Panel issues Notice of Non-Registration for Request for Inspection of Kenya projectsThe Inspection Panel on August 10, 2...
08/11/2021
Panel issues Notice of Non-Registration for Request for Inspection of Kenya Projects | Inspection Panel

Panel issues Notice of Non-Registration for Request for Inspection of Kenya projects
The Inspection Panel on August 10, 2021, issued a Notice of Non-Registration for a Request for Inspection of the Secondary Education Quality Improvement Project and the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project in Kenya.
https://www.inspectionpanel.org/news/panel-issues-notice-non-registration-request-inspection-kenya-projects

The Inspection Panel on August 10, 2021, issued a Notice of Non-Registration for a Request for Inspection of the Secondary Education Quality Improvement Project (SEQIP) and the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP) in Kenya. The Request was submitted on June 21, 2021, by eight community me...

Panel registers Request for Inspection of Uganda infrastructure projectThe Inspection Panel on July 26, 2021, issued a N...
07/29/2021
Panel Registers Request for Inspection of Uganda Infrastructure Project | Inspection Panel

Panel registers Request for Inspection of Uganda infrastructure project
The Inspection Panel on July 26, 2021, issued a Notice of Registration for a Request for Inspection of the Second Kampala Institutional and Infrastructure Development Project in Uganda.
https://www.inspectionpanel.org/news/panel-registers-request-inspection-uganda-infrastructure-project

The Inspection Panel on July 26, 2021, issued a Notice of Registration for a Request for Inspection of the Second Kampala Institutional and Infrastructure Development Project (KIIDP-2) in Uganda.

Panel explains its work to NGOs in RwandaInspection Panel Chair Imrana Jalal on July 22, 2021, explained the Panel’s man...
07/27/2021
Panel Explains its Work to NGOs in Rwanda | Inspection Panel

Panel explains its work to NGOs in Rwanda
Inspection Panel Chair Imrana Jalal on July 22, 2021, explained the Panel’s mandate and operations at a virtual workshop for representatives of non-governmental organizations in Rwanda who work on legal, human rights and women’s issues.
https://www.inspectionpanel.org/news/panel-explains-its-work-ngos-rwanda

Inspection Panel Chair Imrana Jalal on July 22, 2021, explained the Panel’s mandate and operations at a virtual workshop for representatives of non-governmental organizations in Rwanda who work on legal, human rights and women’s issues.

World Bank Accountability Mechanism Secretary begins workWorld Bank Accountability Mechanism (AM) Secretary Orsolya Szek...
07/21/2021
World Bank Accountability Mechanism Secretary Begins Work | Inspection Panel

World Bank Accountability Mechanism Secretary begins work
World Bank Accountability Mechanism (AM) Secretary Orsolya Szekely began work this week with an immediate focus on developing the AM’s operating procedures and the details of its dispute resolution process. The AM was established by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors in 2020 during its review of the Inspection Panel toolkit to reinforce the Bank’s accountability framework. It houses both the Panel and a soon-to-be-operational Dispute Resolution Service.
https://www.inspectionpanel.org/news/world-bank-accountability-mechanism-secretary-begins-work

World Bank Accountability Mechanism (AM) Secretary Orsolya Szekely began work this week with an immediate focus on developing the AM’s operating procedures and the details of its dispute resolution process.

Inspection Panel, other IAMs explain their mandates, operations to civil society in UzbekistanThe Inspection Panel on Ju...
06/29/2021

Inspection Panel, other IAMs explain their mandates, operations to civil society in Uzbekistan
The Inspection Panel on June 23 and 24, 2021, joined the independent accountability mechanisms (IAMs) of the International Finance Corporation, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to explain their mandates and operations to civil society organizations in Uzbekistan. Panel Member Mark Goldsmith explained the work of the Inspection Panel, Senior Operations Officer Serge Selwan presented a Panel case study and Senior Environmental Officer Nicolas Kotschoubey took part in a discussion on how to file a complaint to the IAMs. https://www.inspectionpanel.org/news/inspection-panel-joins-other-iams-explain-their-mandates-operations-civil-society-uzbekistan

Inspection Panel, other IAMs explain their mandates, operations to civil society in CambodiaThe Inspection Panel on June...
06/22/2021
Inspection Panel, Other IAMs Explain Their Mandates, Operations to Civil Society in Cambodia | Inspection Panel

Inspection Panel, other IAMs explain their mandates, operations to civil society in Cambodia
The Inspection Panel on June 16-17, 2021, joined the independent accountability mechanisms (IAMs) of the International Finance Corporation and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to explain their mandates and operations to civil society organizations in Cambodia. Panel Chair Imrana Jalal explained the compliance-review work done by the IAMs and Senior Operations Officer Serge Selwan took part in a discussion on how to find information online about development projects, who can submit a complaint to the IAMs, how to do so, and the criteria the IAMs use to determine whether a complaint is eligible for investigation. https://www.inspectionpanel.org/news/inspection-panel-other-iams-explain-their-mandates-operations-civil-society-cambodia #WBGAccountability

The Inspection Panel on June 16-17, 2021, joined the independent accountability mechanisms (IAMs) of the International Finance Corporation and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to explain their mandates and operations to civil society organizations in Cambodia.

Inspection Panel, other IAMs explain their mandates, operations to civil society in Vietnam The Inspection Panel on June...
06/17/2021

Inspection Panel, other IAMs explain their mandates, operations to civil society in Vietnam
The Inspection Panel on June 2-3, 2021, joined the independent accountability mechanisms of the International Finance Corporation and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to explain their mandates and operations to civil society organizations in Vietnam. https://www.inspectionpanel.org/news/inspection-panel-other-iams-explain-their-mandates-operations-civil-society-vietnam

Inspection Panel, other IAMs explain their mandates, operations to civil society in Vietnam
The Inspection Panel on June 2-3, 2021, joined the independent accountability mechanisms of the International Finance Corporation and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to explain their mandates and operations to civil society organizations in Vietnam. https://www.inspectionpanel.org/news/inspection-panel-other-iams-explain-their-mandates-operations-civil-society-vietnam

Panel welcomes 2021 summer internThe Inspection Panel this week welcomed its summer 2021 intern, Sara Gammon. With most ...
06/11/2021

Panel welcomes 2021 summer intern
The Inspection Panel this week welcomed its summer 2021 intern, Sara Gammon. With most World Bank staff continuing to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sara will intern remotely, assisting the Panel on case and advisory work. A Truman Scholar, Sara earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from Kansas State University in 2020 and just completed a master’s degree in development studies from Cambridge University. https://www.inspectionpanel.org/news/panel-welcomes-2021-summer-intern

Panel welcomes 2021 summer intern
The Inspection Panel this week welcomed its summer 2021 intern, Sara Gammon. With most World Bank staff continuing to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sara will intern remotely, assisting the Panel on case and advisory work. A Truman Scholar, Sara earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from Kansas State University in 2020 and just completed a master’s degree in development studies from Cambridge University. https://www.inspectionpanel.org/news/panel-welcomes-2021-summer-intern

Panel Chair takes part in IAIA Session on IFI’s adoption of lessons learned through their IAMsInspection Panel Chair Imr...
06/09/2021
Gender-Based Violence In Projects: Lessons and Response at the World Bank- IAIA Session

Panel Chair takes part in IAIA Session on IFI’s adoption of lessons learned through their IAMs
Inspection Panel Chair Imrana Jalal on May 19, 2021, took part in a virtual session titled, “International Financial Institutions and Adoption of Lessons Learned Through their Accountability Functions” at the annual conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment. Ms. Jalal was joined by Charles Di Leva, the World Bank’s chief environmental and social standards officer, in discussing two landmark Panel cases investigating gender-based violence in Bank-funded projects and the Bank’s actions to prevent, mitigate and respond to GBV in projects. To watch a video of the session, click https://youtu.be/EFD-bHhbMm0

Inspection Panel Chair Imrana Jalal on May 19, 2021, took part in a virtual session titled, “International Financial Institutions and Adoption of Lessons Lea...

Panel participates in workshop to explain IAMs’ work to CSOs in Latin AmericaThe Inspection Panel on May 26, 2021, joine...
06/01/2021
Panel Participates in Workshop to Explain IAMs’ Work to CSOs in Latin America | Inspection Panel

Panel participates in workshop to explain IAMs’ work to CSOs in Latin America
The Inspection Panel on May 26, 2021, joined with other independent accountability mechanisms (IAMs) at a training workshop sponsored by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights titled, “Business and Human Rights: The Role of Civil Society Organizations.” The workshop, which was conducted in Spanish, was part of the Responsible Business Conduct in Latin America and the Caribbean program. Speaking to CSO representatives from Argentina, Costa Rica and Panama, Panel Operations Officer Birgit Kuba joined counterparts from the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman and the IAM of the Inter-American Development Bank to explain the role and objectives of the IAMs, the principles under which they operate and the compliance review and dispute resolution services they provide. https://www.inspectionpanel.org/news/panel-participates-workshop-explain-iams-work-csos-latin-america

The Inspection Panel on May 26, 2021, joined with other independent accountability mechanisms (IAMs) at a training workshop sponsored by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights titled, “Business and Human Rights: The Role of Civil Society Organizations.” The workshop, which was c...

Inspection Panel releases new advisory report, hosts virtual discussion on responding to GBV complaints through an indep...
12/14/2020
Inspection Panel Releases New Advisory Report, Hosts Virtual Discussion on Responding to GBV Complaints Through an Independent Accountability Mechanism | Inspection Panel

Inspection Panel releases new advisory report, hosts virtual discussion on responding to GBV complaints through an independent accountability mechanism
The Inspection Panel on December 9, 2020, hosted a virtual discussion on responding to gender-based violence complaints through an independent accountability mechanism. To watch a video of the discussion, click here: https://youtu.be/2_xB4z3WJY8. The discussion coincided with the publication of the sixth report in the Inspection Panel’s Emerging Lessons Series. The report provides insights on investigating project GBV complaints and is based on two recent Panel investigations in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The report can be accessed by clicking here:https://www.inspectionpanel.org/sites/www.inspectionpanel.org/files/publications/Emerging%20Lessons%20Series%20No.%206-GBV.pdf
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The Inspection Panel on December 9, 2020, hosted a virtual discussion on responding to gender-based violence (GBV) complaints through an independent accountability mechanism.

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What We Do In response to complaints from project-affected people, we have a mandate to review projects funded by the Word Bank, through the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and International Development Association (IDA). The Panel assesses allegations of harm to people or the environment and reviews whether the Bank followed its operational policies and procedures. This often includes issues such as: Adverse effects on people and livelihoods as a consequence of displacement and resettlement related to infrastructure projects, such as dams, roads, pipelines, mines, and landfills; Risks to people and the environment related to dam safety, use of pesticides and other indirect effects of investments; Risks to indigenous peoples, their culture, traditions, lands tenure and development rights; Adverse effects on physical cultural heritage, including sacred places; Adverse effects on natural habitats, including protected areas, such as wetlands, forests, and water bodies. Complaints related to the projects supported by other agencies of the World Bank Group – the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) are dealt with by the Office of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO). Our Structure The Inspection Panel consists of three members appointed by the Board of Executive Directors for a five-year non-renewable term. Members are selected on the basis of their ability to deal thoroughly and fairly with the complaints brought to them, their integrity and independence from Bank Management, and their exposure to developmental issues and living conditions in developing countries. The Panel has a permanent Secretariat that provides operational and administrative support. For its fact-finding and investigations, the Panel also hires independent, internationally-recognized experts to ensure objective and professional assessment of the issues under review.

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