Compliance mechanisms

IFI governance

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Last ditch attempt to save Inspection Panel

On March 24 the World Bank Board will hold a special consultation session about likely changes to the Bank’s Independent Inspection Panel.

15 March 1999

IFI governance

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IFC new ombudsman, consultation document

The IFC is appointing an environmental and social compliance ombudsman to monitor implementation of environmental and social policies.

15 December 1998

IFI governance

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Controversial Brazil eviction project budget slashed

Last year the Brazilian government narrowly managed to persuade the World Bank’s Board not to send its Inspection Panel to investigate the Itaparica hydroelectric project, subject of controversy over the forced eviction of 40,000 people.

15 December 1998

IFI governance

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South Africa dam claim

The World Bank’s Inspection Panel has received a complaint from residents of Alexandra township, Johannesburg, about “Phase 1B” of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP), which involves diverting water from the mountains of Lesotho to South Africa’s industrial heartland.

15 April 1998

IFI governance

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Panel Finds Serious Singrauli Problems

The Inspection Panel investigation into the Singrauli power project in India has found major problems with the Bank’s approach to the project.

15 January 1998

IFI governance

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Inspecting the Inspectors

In February the World Bank Board will again review the functioning of the Bank’s Inspection Panel, subject of two new NGO reports.

15 January 1998