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2011 Annual Report of the Independent Review Mechanism
The Independent Review Mechanism (IRM) was established in 2004 by the Enabling Resolution of the Boards of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (ADB). It became operational in 2006 upon the appointment of the first Director of the Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (CRMU) that administers the IRM. The IRM Operating Rules and Procedures were adopted by the Boards of Directors in July 2006. The IRM performance was reviewed in 2009, and accordingly, the Boards of Directors approved the revised Operating Rules and Procedures in 2010. One of the key outcomes of the review is that the new Rules facilitate accessibility to the IRM by permitting the requestors to use any means at their disposal to submit their complaints to the mechanism.