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03/10/2017 - The Boards of Directors of the African Development Bank Group approved on September 6, 2017 the recommendations of the Second Monitoring Report of the Independent Review Mechanism (IRM) on the Implementation of the Updated Management Action Plan for the Medupi Power Project in South Africa.

Categories: South Africa, Energy & Power, The High 5s, Independent Review Mechanism (IRM)


05/07/2017 - On June 7, 2017, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank approved the Form Ghana Reforestation Project and the Southern Tunisia Gas Pipeline Project to undergo a Bank-triggered compliance review. This review, referred to as spot check advisory review of project compliance (Spot-Check Review), is part of the advisory functions provided by the Bank’s Independent Review Mechanism (IRM) for purposes of institutional learning.

Categories: Ghana, Independent Review Mechanism (IRM), Independent Review Mechanism (IRM)


  • From: 04/06/2017
  • To: 10/06/2017
  • Location: Abidjan

From 4 to 10 June 2017 in Abidjan, the African Development Bank (AfDB) will host a mission of Independent Review Mechanism (IRM) experts, as part of the mechanism’s annual and statutory visit.

Categories: Independent Review Mechanism (IRM)


20/04/2017 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group approved the eligibility assessment for compliance review of the Bank-financed 125-MW Sendou coal-fired power plant project in the village of Bargny Minam in Senegal.

Categories: Senegal, Energy & Power, Partnerships, Private Sector, Independent Review Mechanism (IRM)


25/01/2017 - Representatives of some Project Implementation Units (PIUs) and Civil Society organizations (CSOs) have pledged to disseminate information about the Independent Review Mechanism (IRM) to the communities. They have identified and proposed to the Compliance Review and Mediation (BCRM), the lines of communication and capacity building activities that they will use in order to better engage communities and manage complaints more effectively. These are the flagship results of the workshop organized by the Compliance Review and Mediation (BCRM) on 11 and 12 January 2017 in Yaoundé, Cameroon on the theme “Handling of complaints from people adversely affected by projects financed by the African Development Bank Group”.

Categories: Cameroon, Independent Review Mechanism (IRM)


04/01/2017 - The Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (CRMU) of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is organizing an information workshop on “Handling complaints from people affected by AfDB-financed projects” on 11-12 January 2017 in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Categories: Cameroon, Independent Review Mechanism (IRM)


  • From: 03/04/2016
  • To: 04/04/2016
  • Location: Ouagadougou

The Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (CRMU) of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is organizing an information workshop on “Handling complaints from people affected by AfDB-financed projects” on April 4-5, 2016 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Categories: Burkina Faso, Independent Review Mechanism (IRM)


30/01/2015 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) approved on Wednesday, January 28 in Abidjan the revised version of the Resolution establishing the Independent Review Mechanism (IRM) and its operating rules and procedures. These procedures simplify the process of filing complaints from persons adversely affected by a project or programme financed by the Bank. They also enable the IRM to provide advisory service to the Bank.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Independent Review Mechanism (IRM)


22/10/2010 - The Boards of Directors on 23 June 2010 appointed Dr. Richard Bissell, the Bank’s new member of the Roster of Experts for the Independent Review Mechanism (IRM). The Bank’s communication team recently met with Dr. Bissell, who accepted to share perspectives on the institution’s IRM. “I think the Bank will be proud of IRM’s impact on development, and especially in providing for broad sharing of the benefits of economic growth with due respect for social and environmental issues,” he said.

Categories: Independent Review Mechanism (IRM)


24/06/2010 - The Boards of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group on Wednesday, 23 June 2010 in Tunis appointed Mr. Richard Bissell as the new member of the Roster of Experts of the Independent Review Mechanism. Mr. Bissell replaces Mr. Madiodio Niasse, whose term on the Roster ended on 31 May, 2010.

Categories: Independent Review Mechanism (IRM)


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