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Citizen-Driven Accountability: The Inspection Panel and Development Policy Operations. Serge Selwan , Sr. Operations Officer The Inspection Panel October 9, 2013. Jurisdiction.

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Citizen driven accountability the inspection panel and development policy operations

Citizen-Driven Accountability:The Inspection Panel and Development Policy Operations

Serge Selwan, Sr. Operations Officer

The Inspection Panel

October 9, 2013


Jurisdiction
Jurisdiction

  • Resolution “The Panel shall receive requests for inspection (…) with respect to the design, appraisal and/or implementation of a project financed by the Bank”

  • Compensation for Expropriation and Extension of IDA Credits to Ethiopia (1995) – Scope of the Mandate of the Inspection Panel (exchange between GC and IPN Chair)

  • 1996 Clarifications: “The word ‘project’ as used in the Resolution has the same meaning as it generally has in the Bank’s practice”

  • Since DPL Policy – 3 cases(DRC-Forest; Yemen-IRDP; and Poland-3rd EEHCD)


Some admissibility criteria
Some Admissibility Criteria

Two people or a local organization or

representative(s)

Affected, or likely to be affected, by project activities

Who believe that actual or likely harm results from failure by the Bank to follow its policies and procedures

Project must not be closed or over 95% disbursed

Management must have prior knowledge of the Requesters concerns


Op 8 60 development policy lending
OP 8.60 – Development Policy Lending

Provisions Relevant for Accountability

  • Para. 6: Consultations and Participation (Bank advises - the participation of key stakeholders; disclosure of relevant Bank-work)

  • Para. 9: Analytic Underpinnings

  • Para. 10: Poverty and Social Impacts

  • Para. 11: Environmental, Forests, and other Natural Resource Aspects

  • Para. 16: Implementation, Monitoring, and Evaluation (borrower-driven; Bank assesses adequacy of arrangements)

  • Para. 29: Program Document (disclosure post approval unless agreed to by the borrower)


Citizen driven accountability the inspection panel and development policy operations

Democratic Republic of Congo: Transitional Support for Economic Recovery Credit and Emergency Economic and Social Reunification Support Project (2005)

Request for Inspection related to EESRSP and TSERO (impacts on Indigenous Peoples and on forests)

  • Request received November 19, 2005

  • Panel due diligence completed and Registration December 1, 2005

  • TSERO approved on December 8, 2005

  • Fully Disbursed December 28, 2005 (90 million USD – Single-Tranche)

  • If Request was on TSERO only, meaningful opportunity for accountability (20 days)

  • Management Response received January 13, 2006

  • Panel Field visit Eligibility Report issued February 16, 2006 (Investigation approved on February 28, 2006)


Yemen institutional reform development policy financing 2009
Yemen: Institutional Reform Development Policy Financing (2009)

The Yemen Observatory for Human Rights, a local NGO (consultation, disclosure, and issues related to taxation and subsidy)

  • IRDPF approved December 6, 2007 (2 Tranches – 50 million USD)

  • 1st Tranche Disbursed – July 07, 2008 (Cabinet approval and submission to Parliament of a new tax law) – 25 million USD

  • Request received April 13, 2009

  • Panel due diligence completed and Registration April 20, 2009

  • Management Response received May 20, 2009

  • Panel Field visit June 9-12, 2009 (Management’s translation of Program Document shared with Requesters)

  • Eligibility Report issued June 18, 2009

  • 2ndTranche cancelled – September 29, 2011


Poland third employment entrepreneurship and human capital development policy loan 2010
Poland: Third Employment, Entrepreneurship and Human Capital Development Policy Loan (2010)

Two survivors of the holocaust (restitution of property)

  • Request received June 8, 2010

  • 3rd EEHCD approved June 17, 2010 - US$ 1.350 billion (Single-Tranche)

  • Disbursement July 7, 2010 (Conditions were already met and included the enactment of several laws and regulations related to: the provision of family allowance; family benefits; 2010 budget; the pension fund; delivery of services in Poland in line with the EU Services Directive; etc…).

  • meaningfulopportunity for accountability (20 days)

  • Program Document shared with Requesters after approval

  • Due diligence completed and Non-Registration decision taken on July 23, 2010 (no linkage between alleged harm and 3rd EEHCD)


Citizen driven accountability the inspection panel and development policy operations

Thank you Development Policy Loan