Joint statement to World Bank’s Board of Directors on its Initial Review of the Inspection Panel Toolkit

24.01.2019

Today, BIC Europe and 66 global partners submitted a joint statement to the World Bank Group’s Board of Directors, expressing disappointment that three important measures were not approved in the initial review of the Inspection Panel’s toolkit. Specifically, the Bank’s board postponed decisions for six months on critical changes concerning the monitoring of management action plans, the extension of the time limit on eligibility of requests, and the addition of a dispute resolution function that is independent of bank management. We and our partners are calling upon the Bank to ensure that the Panel has all the necessary tools to effectively address communities’ complaints, facilitate accountability, and remedy harm caused by the Bank’s projects.

Read our full statement here.