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Panel takes Part in Civil Society Workshop in Guatemala
The Inspection Panel joined with two other independent accountability mechanisms (IAMs) and the Pan American Development Foundation to sponsor a workshop for nearly 50 civil society representatives in Guatemala City on June 29. http://ow.ly/pzQA30db6oQ
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6/30/17
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Panel Participates in CSO Workshop in Bangkok
The Inspection Panel joined with two other independent accountability mechanisms (IAMs) and five civil society organizations (CSOs) to organize a workshop for approximately 30 CSO representatives from nine Asian countries in Bangkok, Thailand, on June 6. Executive Secretary Dilek Barlas and Senior Executive Assistant Oriana Bolvaran represented the Panel at the workshop, which also included representatives from the World Bank Group’s Compliance Advisor Ombudsman and the accountability mechanism of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The workshop included presentations on the mandates and operations of the IAMs, as well as discussions intended to help the CSO representatives better understand how to engage with the mechanisms as needed. CSO representatives from Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Philippines, LAO PDR, Indonesia, Nepal and China took part in the workshop, which was co-sponsored by the International Accountability Project, the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact, the Center for International Environmental Law, NGO Forum on ADB and International Rivers. The Panel’s next CSO workshop is scheduled for later this month in Guatemala.
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6/6/17
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Inspection Panel Issues Notice of Non-Registration in Serbia Case
The Inspection Panel on May 31 issued a Notice of Non-Registration of a complaint about the World Bank-supported Floods Emergency Recovery Project in Serbia. The Panel had received a Request for Inspection regarding the project on January 6 from two residents of Novi Pazar. The Request concerned works under one component of the project that supports the rehabilitation of flood protection and drainage control infrastructure. The Requesters claimed, in part, that their lands along the Raska River had been acquired for the project without any financial compensation. The Panel is not registering the Request because one of the Requesters informed the Panel in mid-May that he had accepted an in-court settlement with the municipality initiated after the complaint to the Panel and had received the agreed compensation amount. Since one of the two Requesters no longer wants to pursue the case, the Request lacks the two signatures required under the Panel’s procedures. More: http://ow.ly/MWeY30cgKj5

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Panel chairman, executive secretary discuss new report about lessons on environmental assessment in article for Devex
Panel Chairman Gonzalo Castro de la Mata and Executive Secretary Dilek Barlas wrote an article for Devex on May 4, explaining the main conclusions of the Panel’s new report on lessons from its cases involving issues of environmental assessment. The report, the third in the Panel’s Emerging Lessons Series, was released at last month’s World Bank Group Spring Meetings. The article for Devex can be found here: http://ow.ly/bpKy30bsJ9X

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Gonzalo Castro de la Mata re-elected as Panel chairman
The members of the Inspection Panel have unanimously re-elected Gonzalo Castro de la Mata to serve as chairman of the Panel for another year beginning on November 1. Dr. Castro de la Mata first became chairman on November 1, 2014. He was appointed to the Panel in December 2013 for a non-renewable term of five years. http://ow.ly/BTzV30bcI4D
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Panel Hosting Side Event at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on April 26
The Inspection Panel on Wednesday, April 26, will make a presentation at the Sixteenth Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Panel Chairman Gonzalo Castro de la Mata and Operations Officer Tamara Milsztajn will introduce the work of the Panel with a focus on its cases involving indigenous issues.
The Panel presentation is scheduled from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Diplomat Ballroom of the One UN Hotel, located at One United Nations Plaza (44th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues). The Panel session is part of a full day of side events sponsored by the World Bank Group at the UN forum. More details : http://ow.ly/9wRR30b12wW

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Watch a video recording of the Panel’s April 18 event releasing its Emerging Lessons Series report on environmental assessment, click here: https://youtu.be/L_E9tbv1pRc

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Third Report in Panel’s Emerging Lessons Series Covers Environmental Assessment
The Inspection Panel on April 18 released the third report in its Emerging Lessons Series. The report, which identifies lessons from Panel cases related to environmental assessment (EA) issues, was released at a side event to the International Monetary Fund-World Bank Group Springs Meetings. The Panel’s Emerging Lessons Series is meant to build institutional knowledge at the World Bank, enhance accountability and contribute to more effective development. The first two reports, on lessons from cases involving involuntary resettlement and indigenous peoples, were released in 2016. More: http://ow.ly/qecA30aY1Ia
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4/18/17
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Panel Takes Part in Civil Society Policy Forum Orientation

Inspection Panel Chairman Gonzalo Castro de la Mata on April 17 explained the Panel’s mandate and operations at the Civil Society Policy Forum (CSPF) Orientation. He joined colleagues from the World Bank’s Grievance Redress Service, Integrity Vice Presidency and Office of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman in addressing about 50 civil society representatives. In his presentation, Chairman Castro de la Mata showed a video of how the Panel operates and used a 2005 case from the Democratic Republic of Congo to illustrate the Panel’s work. He responded to questions on a range of topics, including how potentially affected communities can file complaints, how it is determined if a case merits investigation, how gender-related cases are handled, and the size and make-up of the Panel and its staff. The CSPF is part of the World Bank Group-International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings and continues all week.

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4/17/17
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World Bank Board Approves Panel Recommendation to Not Investigate Kenya Water Project Complaint

The +World Bank Board of Directors on April 13 approved the Inspection Panel’s recommendation to not investigate a complaint about the Kenya Water and Sanitation Service Improvement Project and its additional financing. The Panel had received the complaint late last year from 47 residents of Murang’a County who claimed they could suffer harm as a result of the Bank’s failures to apply its policies during the planning and implementation of the project. A Panel team visited Kenya from February 23-28, and met with the complainants, Bank staff, government and project officials, and members of a panel of experts set up to study the project and recommend improvements. Based on information gathered during that visit and documentary evidence, the Panel, in its eligibility report to the Board, recommended not to investigate this case. http://ow.ly/q5p830aREFF
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