The 2008 Global Accountability Report

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The AfDB was included in this year Global Accountability report, which provides an independent assessment annually of some 30 of the world most influential organisations. The Bank compares well to the other organisations covered and was judged the best International Organisation overall in it complaints and response handling and its whistleblower protection is cited as an example of good practice.

The President commented:  "I welcome this Report. For the AfDB, issues of accountability and transparency are central not only to our work in Africa, but also to how we manage ourselves. Independent assessments such as the Global Accountability Report provide a valuable perspective. We shall certainly take it into consideration as we continue efforts to improve our performance and our responsibility to all our stakeholders: the people we serve in Africa as well as our immediate shareholders."

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