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BRIEF November 23, 2021

AM News

Board Approves Inspection Panel Decision to Defer Recommendation on Whether to Investigate Project in Togo

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors on November 22, 2021, approved an Inspection Panel recommendation to defer for six months its recommendation as to whether an investigation is warranted in response to a Request for Inspection of the West Africa Coastal Areas Resilience Investment Project, its additional financing, and the Global Environment Facility. More

AM Joins Other IAMs at Workshops for CSOs in the Caribbean and Central Africa

The World Bank Accountability Mechanism (AM) in mid-November joined other independent accountability mechanisms (IAMs) in explaining their mandates and operations to civil society representatives in the Caribbean and Central Africa.

AM Welcomes New Team Members

The World Bank Accountability Mechanism (AM) recently welcomed two new team members – Scott Adams as senior dispute resolution officer and William Romans as senior adviser.

AM Explains Mandate and Operations of the Inspection Panel, Dispute Resolution Service at Workshop for NGOs in Benin

The World Bank Accountability Mechanism (AM) on November 3, 2021, explained the mandate and operations of the Inspection Panel and Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) at a virtual workshop for representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Benin.

Board Approves Panel Recommendation to Investigate Uganda Infrastructure Project; Parties to be Offered Option of Dispute Resolution

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors on October 20, 2021, approved an Inspection Panel recommendation to investigate the Second Kampala Institutional and Infrastructure Development Project (KIIDP-2) in Uganda.

AM Issues Interim Operating Procedures for the Dispute Resolution Service

The World Bank Accountability Mechanism on October 13, 2021, issued Interim Operating Procedures for its new Dispute Resolution Service, setting out the process to be followed if Requesters and Borrowers choose that option to settle their differences.

World Bank Accountability Mechanism Joins other IAMs at Workshop for Civil Society in Turkey

World Bank Accountability Mechanism (AM) Secretary Orsolya Székely and Inspection Panel Senior Operations Officer Serge Selwan joined with representatives of other independent accountability mechanisms (IAMs) on September 14 and 15, 2021, to present a virtual seminar on the IAMs’ work to civil society representatives in Turkey.

Inspection Panel Publishes 2021 Annual Report

The Inspection Panel published its fiscal year 2021 annual report on September 9, 2021.

Introducing World Bank Accountability Mechanism Secretary Orsolya Szekely

AUG 02, 2021

Not long after she began work on July 20 as the first-ever World Bank Accountability Mechanism (AM) Secretary, Orsolya Szekely answered some questions about herself and the work ahead.

World Bank Accountability Mechanism Secretary Begins Work

JUL 21, 2021

World Bank Accountability Mechanism (AM) Secretary Szekely began work this week with an immediate focus on developing the AM’s operating procedures and the details of its dispute resolution process.

Orsolya Szekely, Senior Advisor and Coordinator at OSCE, appointed World Bank Accountability Mechanism Secretary

MAY 03, 2021

Orsolya Szekely, a senior advisor and coordinator in the Executive Office of the Secretary General at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), has been appointed Secretary of the World Bank Accountability Mechanism (AM).