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.
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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.

Mission: The Board of Executive Directors created the Inspection Panel in 1993 to ensure that people have access to an independent body to express their concerns and seek recourse.

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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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https://www.inspectionpanel.org/news/inspection-panel-releases-new-advisory-report-hosts-virtual-discussion-responding-gbv

The Inspection Panel on December 9, 2020, hosted a virtual discussion on responding to gender-based violence (GBV) complaints through an independent accountability mechanism.

World Bank Board considers Panel Investigation Report in Brazil Teresina case, approves Management Action PlanThe World ...
12/03/2020

World Bank Board considers Panel Investigation Report in Brazil Teresina case, approves Management Action Plan
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors on December 1, 2020, discussed the Inspection Panel’s investigation of the Teresina Enhancing Municipal Governance and Quality of Life Project Additional Financing in Brazil and approved the Management Action Plan presented in the Management Report and Recommendation responding to the Panel’s findings. https://www.inspectionpanel.org/news/world-bank-board-considers-panel-investigation-report-brazil-teresina-case-approves-management

Panel to release new advisory report, host discussion on responding to project-related GBV complaintsThe Inspection Pane...
11/24/2020

Panel to release new advisory report, host discussion on responding to project-related GBV complaints
The Inspection Panel on December 9 will host a virtual discussion on responding to gender-based violence (GBV) complaints related to international development projects.
The discussion—which will be streamed live on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmuy2V8E2B0)—will coincide with the publication of the sixth report in the Panel’s Emerging Lessons Series. It will run from 9-11 am US EST. The report – titled “Insights of the World Bank Inspection Panel: Responding to Project Gender-Based Violence Complaints Through an Independent Accountability Mechanism” – is based on two Panel investigations involving GBV in World Bank-funded projects in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. https://www.inspectionpanel.org/news/panel-release-new-advisory-report-host-discussion-responding-project-related-gbv-complaints

Panel explains its mandate and operations to CSO-NGO representatives in NigeriaThe Inspection Panel on November 12, 2020...
11/12/2020
Panel Explains its Mandate and Operations to CSO-NGO Representatives in Nigeria | Inspection Panel

Panel explains its mandate and operations to CSO-NGO representatives in Nigeria
The Inspection Panel on November 12, 2020, explained its mandate, operations and procedures to several representatives of civil society and non-governmental organizations in Nigeria. Speaking virtually, Panel Member Ramanie Kunanayagam and Senior Operations Officer Serge Selwan discussed how communities can file a complaint to the Panel, how the Panel processes complaints, the role civil society can play in supporting communities during the Panel process, and the changes to the Panel’s toolkit recently approved by the Bank’s Board of Executive Directors.
https://inspectionpanel.org/news/panel-explains-its-mandate-and-operations-cso-ngo-representatives-nigeria

The Inspection Panel on November 12, 2020, explained its mandate, operations and procedures to several representatives of civil society and non-governmental organizations in Nigeria.

Panel issues Notice of Registration in Uganda roads caseThe Inspection Panel on November 9, 2020, issued a Notice of Reg...
11/12/2020
Panel Issues Notice of Registration in Uganda Roads Case | Inspection Panel

Panel issues Notice of Registration in Uganda roads case
The Inspection Panel on November 9, 2020, issued a Notice of Registration for a Request for Inspection of the North Eastern Road-corridor Asset Management Project in Uganda. https://www.inspectionpanel.org/news/panel-issues-notice-registration-uganda-roads-case

The Inspection Panel on November 9, 2020, issued a Notice of Registration for a Request for Inspection of the North Eastern Road-corridor Asset Management Project in Uganda.

Inspection Panel Chair Imrana Jalal on October 6, 2020, took part in a discussion titled “Are the World Bank Group’s Acc...
10/06/2020
Panel Chair Takes Part in CSPF Session on World Bank Accountability and Communities | Inspection Panel

Inspection Panel Chair Imrana Jalal on October 6, 2020, took part in a discussion titled “Are the World Bank Group’s Accountability Systems Working for Communities”? The session was part of the virtual Civil Society Forum at the International Monetary Fund-World Bank Group Annual Meetings and was sponsored by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), Bank Information Center (BIC) and Accountability Counsel.
https://www.inspectionpanel.org/news/panel-chair-takes-part-cspf-session-world-bank-accountability-and-communities

Inspection Panel Chair Imrana Jalal on October 6, 2020, took part in a discussion titled “Are the World Bank Group’s Accountability Systems Working for Communities”? The session was part of the virtual Civil Society Policy Forum at the International Monetary Fund-World Bank Group Annual Meetin...

Panel publishes annual reportThe Inspection Panel published its fiscal year 2020 annual report on October 1, 2020. The r...
10/01/2020

Panel publishes annual report
The Inspection Panel published its fiscal year 2020 annual report on October 1, 2020. The report includes summaries of cases the Panel processed from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020, details about the Board of Executive Directors’ review of the Panel toolkit, a message from the Panel, the Panel budget, biographical information on each Panel member and the Panel executive secretary, and graphs detailing the Panel’s casework since it began operations. The report is available on the Panel’s website and can be accessed here.
https://www.inspectionpanel.org/sites/www.inspectionpanel.org/files/publications/annual-report-2019-2020.pdf

Panel issues Notice of Registration in Peru transport caseThe Inspection Panel on September 28, 2020, issued a Notice of...
09/30/2020
Panel Issues Notice of Registration in Peru Transport Case | Inspection Panel

Panel issues Notice of Registration in Peru transport case
The Inspection Panel on September 28, 2020, issued a Notice of Registration for a Request for Inspection of the Cusco Transport Improvement Project in Peru. The Request for Inspection of the project – which has the objective of improving the mobility in the east-west corridor of Cusco Provincial Municipality – was submitted on July 16, 2020, by two individuals who state their land is being taken without compensation to make way for an expressway – the Via Expresa Avenue – built under the project.
https://www.inspectionpanel.org/news/panel-issues-notice-registration-peru-transport-case

The Inspection Panel on September 28, 2020, issued a Notice of Registration for a Request for Inspection of the Cusco Transport Improvement Project in Peru.

Inspection Panel members and staff participated in the virtual annual meeting of the Independent Accountability Mechanis...
09/25/2020

Inspection Panel members and staff participated in the virtual annual meeting of the Independent Accountability Mechanisms (IAM) Network on September 22-24. Inspection Panel Chair Imrana Jalal spoke at a session on institutional reviews of IAM mandates and operations and shared the Panel’s experience with the just-completed Board review of its toolkit. Panel Executive Secretary Dilek Barlas spoke at a discussion with civil society organization representatives on the topic of barriers to the eligibility of complaints filed with the IAMs, explaining how the Panel works with complaints to address the technical barriers to eligibility.
https://www.inspectionpanel.org/news/panel-participates-virtual-annual-meeting-iam-network

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors on September 22, 2020, approved the Inspection Panel’s request to postpone t...
09/25/2020
Board Approves Panel Request to Postpone Deadline for Investigation Recommendation in Nepal Trade and Transport Case | Inspection Panel

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors on September 22, 2020, approved the Inspection Panel’s request to postpone the deadline for its recommendation on whether an investigation is warranted of the Nepal-India Regional Trade and Transport Project in Nepal. Citing its inability conduct its eligibility visit to Nepal due to travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Panel requested a postponement until four weeks from the date that Bank missions to Nepal are reauthorized and national travel restrictions that would inhibit the Panel team from visiting the project area have been lifted.
https://www.inspectionpanel.org/news/board-approves-panel-request-postpone-deadline-investigation-recommendation-nepal-trade-and

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors on September 22, 2020, approved the Inspection Panel’s request to postpone the deadline for its recommendation on whether an investigation is warranted of the Nepal-India Regional Trade and Transport Project in Nepal.

Panel takes part in workshops for civil society in Brazil on the operations of independent accountability mechanismsThe ...
09/16/2020
Panel Takes Part in Workshops for Civil Society in Brazil on the Operations of Independent Accountability Mechanisms | Inspection Panel

Panel takes part in workshops for civil society in Brazil on the operations of independent accountability mechanisms
The Inspection Panel in early September helped organize and participated in two virtual workshops for civil society and community representatives in Brazil on the operations of independent accountability mechanisms (IAMs) at international financial institutions. Camila Jorge do Amaral, an Inspection Panel consultant who worked on two recent cases in Brazil, represented the Panel at the workshops on September 3 and 10. The workshops were organized with the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman and the IAMs of the Inter-American Development Bank, Green Climate Fund and United Nations Development Programme as well as seven civil society organizations active in Brazil.
https://www.inspectionpanel.org/news/panel-takes-part-workshops-civil-society-brazil-operations-independent-accountability

The Inspection Panel in early September helped organize and participated in two virtual workshops for civil society and community representatives in Brazil on the operations of independent accountability mechanisms (IAMs) at international financial institutions.

Board approves resolutions to establish the World Bank Accountability Mechanism, add tools to the PanelThe World Bank Bo...
09/15/2020
Board Approves Resolutions to Establish the World Bank Accountability Mechanism, Add Tools to the Panel | Inspection Panel

Board approves resolutions to establish the World Bank Accountability Mechanism, add tools to the Panel
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors on September 8, 2020, approved a resolution formally establishing the World Bank Accountability Mechanism that will house the Inspection Panel to carry out compliance reviews and a newly created Dispute Resolution Service, which will give complainants another way to have their concerns addressed. The Board also approved an updated Inspection Panel resolution that adds functions to the Panel and consolidates text from the original Panel resolution in 1993 and Board clarifications to the resolution in 1996 and 1996.
https://www.inspectionpanel.org/news/board-approves-resolutions-establish-world-bank-accountability-mechanism-add-tools-panel

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors on September 8, 2020, approved a resolution formally establishing the World Bank Accountability Mechanism (AM) that will house the Inspection Panel to carry out compliance reviews and a newly created Dispute Resolution Service (DRS), which will give compla...

Panel explains its mandate and operations to the Movement for Community-led DevelopmentThe Inspection Panel on August 26...
08/27/2020
Panel Explains its Mandate and Operations to the Movement for Community-led Development | Inspection Panel

Panel explains its mandate and operations to the Movement for Community-led Development
The Inspection Panel on August 26, 2020, explained its mandate and operations to the Movement for Community-led Development (MCLD). Speaking virtually to the monthly meeting of MCLD, Panel Operations Officer Birgit Kuba discussed how communities can file a complaint to the Panel, how the Panel processes complaints and the role civil society can play in supporting communities during the Panel process. https://www.inspectionpanel.org/news/panel-explains-its-mandate-and-operations-movement-community-led-development

The Inspection Panel on August 26, 2020, explained its mandate and operations to the Movement for Community-led Development (MCLD). Speaking virtually to the monthly meeting of MCLD, Panel Operations Officer Birgit Kuba discussed how communities can file a complaint to the Panel, how the Panel proce...

Technical workshop on Inspection Panel toolkit reforms rescheduled for July 30 The virtual workshop scheduled by Chair a...
07/17/2020
Technical Workshop on Inspection Panel Toolkit Reforms Re-Scheduled for July 30 | Inspection Panel

Technical workshop on Inspection Panel toolkit reforms rescheduled for July 30
The virtual workshop scheduled by Chair and Co-Chair of the World Bank Board’s Committee on Development Effectiveness on the Inspection Panel’s toolkit reforms has been rescheduled until Thursday, July 30, at 7 am US EDT. The two-hour “Inspection Panel Toolkit Technical Workshop” was scheduled in response to interest from external stakeholders in understanding how measures approved by the Board of Executive Directors in March to enhance the Panel’s toolkit and the Bank’s accountability system will be implemented. The workshop will be attended by members of the World Bank Inspection Panel Toolkit Working Group and Steering Committee established to operationalize the changes approved by the Board.
https://www.inspectionpanel.org/news/technical-workshop-inspection-panel-toolkit-reforms-re-scheduled-july-30

External stakeholders, including civil society groups, have expressed an interest in understanding how measures approved by the World Bank Board of Executive Directors to enhance the Inspection Panel’s toolkit and the Bank’s accountability system will be implemented.

Technical workshop on Inspection Panel toolkit reforms scheduled for July 20 External stakeholders, including civil soci...
07/13/2020
Technical Workshop on Inspection Panel Toolkit Reforms Scheduled for July 20 | Inspection Panel

Technical workshop on Inspection Panel toolkit reforms scheduled for July 20
External stakeholders, including civil society groups, have expressed an interest in understanding how measures approved by the World Bank Board of Executive Directors to enhance the Inspection Panel’s toolkit and the Bank’s accountability system will be implemented. In response, the Chair and Co-Chair of the Board’s Committee on Development Effectiveness will lead a two-hour virtual “Inspection Panel Toolkit Technical Workshop” on Monday, July 20, 2020, at 9:00 am US EDT that will be attended by members of an IPN Toolkit Working Group and Steering Committee established to operationalize the changes approved by the Board. https://www.inspectionpanel.org/news/technical-workshop-inspection-panel-toolkit-reforms-scheduled-july-20

External stakeholders, including civil society groups, have expressed an interest in understanding how measures approved by the World Bank Board of Executive Directors to enhance the Inspection Panel’s toolkit and the Bank’s accountability system will be implemented.

Panel hosts OHCHR-sponsored virtual consultation on remedy in development financeThe Inspection Panel on June 9, 2020, h...
06/09/2020

Panel hosts OHCHR-sponsored virtual consultation on remedy in development finance
The Inspection Panel on June 9, 2020, hosted an informal virtual consultation sponsored by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on the topic of remedy in development finance. The session was the first of three regional consultations planned by OHCHR leading to the publication in 2021 of a report for development policymakers and practitioners on “Accessing Remedy in Development Finance: Guidance and Practice.” https://www.inspectionpanel.org/news/panel-hosts-ohchr-sponsored-virtual-consultation-remedy-development-finance #WBGAccountability

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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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