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Independent Review Mechanism - Annual Report 2018
T he BCRM fulfilled the commitments of the IRM Work Program for 2018, which included the handling of ongoing and new complaints, spot-check advisory reviews of project compliance for two high-risk projects, problem-solving exercises, and outreach and information dissemination about the IRM. With regard to case-handling, the compliance reviews of complaints relating to agribusiness, energy, and transport projects financed by the AfDB in Mali, Senegal, and Guinea respectively were completed. The annual monitoring reports on the Action Plan prepared by the Management to bring the Medupi Coal-Fired Power Plant in South Africa into compliance with the applicable AfDB policies and procedures was completed. The monitoring of the Bujagali Hydropower Dam and the Bujagali Interconnection Project in Uganda was closed. Progress was made on the cases handled through problem-solving exercises, including the closing of the mediation process for the two Requests relating to transport, water, and sanitation projects in Kenya. The BCRM facilitated the resolution of the complaint relating to the new airport project in Senegal, and registered new Requests relating to transport projects financed by the AfDB in Côte d’Ivoire and Kenya.