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Inspection Panel

Established in 1993, the Inspection Panel was created to address the concerns of those who are affected by Bank-funded projects and to ensure the Bank adheres to its operational policies throughout its projects. The three panel members are elected by the Bank's executive board to serve non-renewable five-year terms, but remain independent of Bank management. The current chairperson is Edith Brown Weiss; the other current members are Tongroj Onchan and Werner Kiene. read more background...

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Watanabe new chair of Inspection Panel

News|Bretton Woods Project|26 June 2013|update 86|url

Eimi Watanabe, a Japanese national, has been appointed to chair the World Bank's Inspection Panel for one year starting in May. read article...

Ethiopia refuses Inspection Panel investigation

News|Bretton Woods Project|26 June 2013|update 86|url

Ethiopia has said that it will not cooperate in a proposed investigation by the World Bank's accountability mechanism, the Inspection Panel (IP), into a programme linked to the Bank that according to the indigenous peoples filing the complaint led to "forced villagisation". read article...

Early warning system for risky IFI projects

News|Bretton Woods Project|26 June 2013|update 86|url

US NGOs International Accountability Project and Center for International Environmental Law have launched a new Early Warning System to alert communities to projects funded by multilateral development banks that may have a negative impact on human rights. read article...

All you need to know: World Bank-IMF spring meetings 2013

News|Bretton Woods Project|22 April 2013|url

The 2013 spring meetings of the World Bank and IMF will take place from 18 to 20 April in Washington, DC. You will be able find links below to analysis of the communiqués as well as notes of some of the civil society and official meetings, as they become available. read article...

Safeguards: World Bank urged to incorporate human rights commitments "in all of its activities"

News|Bretton Woods Project|8 April 2013|update 85|url

As the consultations on the World Bank's safeguards review progress, indigenous peoples groups and NGOs raised concerns over the process. There were also increased calls for the Bank to respect human rights in its policies, including a report from a UN Special Rapporteur. read article...

Inspection Panel examines Afghan mining project

News|Bretton Woods Project|12 February 2013|update 84|url

The World Bank's Inspection Panel compliance body received two complaints in December relating to the Sustainable Development of Natural Resources Project in Afghanistan. read article...

World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2012

News|Bretton Woods Project|16 October 2012|url

Analysis, news, and about the events inside and around the World Bank/IMF annual meetings 2012. This page is being updated regularly. read article...

World Bank safeguards under scrutiny

News|Bretton Woods Project|2 October 2012|update 82|url

With the World Bank's safeguards review due to be launched, indigenous groups and civil society organisations (CSOs) called for it to be rigorous and extensive. Meanwhile, the environmental and social track record of the Bank and its private sector arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), has come under scrutiny in India, Colombia and Brazil. read article...

World Bank fails to take action on Eskom risks

News|Bretton Woods Project|3 July 2012|update 81|url

The World Bank has declined to take immediate action over identified issues on water availability, air quality and community services related to Eskom for the Medupi coal-fired power plant in South Africa. read article...

World Bank-IMF spring meetings 2012

News|Bretton Woods Project|20 April 2012|url

Analysis of the 2012 World Bank and IMF spring meetings and related events, including the selection of new World Bank president Jim Yong Kim. read article...

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