4 October 2022

World Bank’s accountability mechanisms – still a long way to go

In response to the World Bank comment period for the Draft operating procedures for the Accountability Mechanism and Inspection Panel, which followed a five-year reform process, in September a group of 57 civil society organisations (CSOs) and individuals submitted recommendations to improve the draft operating procedures.

“We submitted recommendations on the draft procedures because communities impacted by World Bank projects need a fairer, more predictable, effective, community friendly and more accessible accountability process that results in remedy,” stated Margaux Day, of US-based CSO Accountability Counsel. She added, “Our recommendations are informed by multiple communities’ prior experiences with accountability mechanisms.”

Read the full article by Bretton Woods Project here.