Compliance mechanisms

Accountability

News

IFC project on Bushmen’s land

Most of the Bushmen of a Kalahari reserve in Botswana have been evicted to make way for exploitation of diamonds. Now the International Finance Corporation (IFC) is funding further exploration.

26 May 2003

Accountability

Background

Citizen complaint mechanisms in the World Bank Group

A brief outline of the workings of the Inspection Panel and the Compliance Adviser Ombudsman, the two principal complaint mechanisms of the World Bank.

25 May 2003 | Inside the institutions

Accountability

News

Argentinian groups challenge IMF pressure on utility prices

Members of Argentine civil society organisations, Jimena Garrote and Ezequiel Nino, discuss a complaint filed with the IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office (IEO), denouncing the pressure exerted by IMF representatives in negotiations with the Argentine government.

1 April 2003

Accountability

News

Panel claim in Ecuador

The Prodeminca mining project in Ecuador, officially called the Ecuadorian Mining and Environment Technical Assistance Project, involves a loan for $14 million that was approved in 1994.

15 April 2000

Accountability

News

Brazil land reform Panel request denied

The second Inspection Panel claim on the pilot phase of the Brazilian land reform project, commonly known as Cedula da Terra, was denied for reasons of eligibility of the requesters.

15 April 2000

Accountability

News

Board approves Inspection Panel changes

In late April, after a contentious internal review, the World Bank Board approved changes to its Inspection Panel, the forum for citizen complaints about Bank-financed projects that harm people and the environment.

15 June 1999

Accountability

News

World Bank appoints senior policy compliance advisor

The World Bank Group has appointed the first IFC/MIGA Compliance Advisor/Ombudsperson.

15 June 1999

Accountability

News

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

Accountability

News

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

Accountability

News

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