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Independent Accountability Network

World Bank’s Executive Board established the Inspection Panel with an intention of creating a means by which people affected by Bank operations could directly express their concerns and have them addressed. In the years since then, other international financial institutions have established similar mechanisms, referred to as Independent Accountability Mechanisms, or IAMs. While IAMs differ in nature and structure, collectively they share a common mission to independently assess people’s complaints and seek a response to their concerns.

The following mechanisms at international financial institutions are members of the Network of Independent Accountability Mechanisms:

African Development Bank (AfDB): Independent Review Mechanism (IRM)

Asian Development Bank (ADB): Accountability Mechanism (AM)

Black Sea Trade and Development: Internal Audit Department

Caribbean Development Bank: Complaints

Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG): Independent Complaints Mechanism 

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD): Project Complaint Mechanism (PCM)

European Investment Bank (EIB): Complaints Mechanism (CM)

European Ombudsman: European Ombudsman 

Green Climate Fund (GCF): Independent Redress Mechanism

Inter - American Development Bank (IADB): Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (ICIM)

International Finance Corporation and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency: Compliance Advisor Ombudsman

Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC): Office of Examiner for Environmental Guidelines (OEEG)

Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO): Independent Complaints Mechanism

Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI): Objection Procedures on Environmental Guidelines

Nordic Investment Bank (NIB): Complaints

Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC): Office of Accountability (OA)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP): Social and Environmental Compliance Review and Stakeholder Response Mechanism

World Bank (WB): Inspection Panel