The Independent Accountability Mechanisms (IAMs) share their experience and encourage a culture of accountability in favor of Sustainable Development.


(Washington D.C., November 13 - 15, 2018) Approximately 70 representatives from 18 Independent Accountability Mechanisms (IAMs) from around the world shared their experience and lessons learned regarding the accountability of international financial institutions in the context of the XV Annual Meeting, with the World Bank’s Inspection Panel as host. Among other issues, experts addressed issues such as the risk of retaliation when filing complaints, efficient management of conflict resolution processes, and trends and results of the management of systemic issues associated with high-risk projects. Also, specific cases of gender violence were analyzed as an emerging issue for the mechanisms.

Before the audience of peer institutions, MICI Director Victoria Márquez-Mees, highlighted the importance of finding common ground among the Mechanisms’ diversity of mandates and their characteristics, to adopt good practices and maintain a dialogue between the actors involved. The meeting allowed for experience exchange in areas such as dissemination, future challenges for IAMS, good practices and learning, among other topics.