Mediation as an Improvement to the World Bank Inspection Panel
50 Pages Posted: 29 Apr 2020
Date Written: September 2, 2019
An analysis of how the introduction of mediation to the World Bank Inspection Panel process may improve accountability. The analysis of the Panel process sheds light on the formality of procedure which inhibits accessibility and the lack of involvement of the Panel at the Post- Investigation stage. The Panel faces various criticisms relating to independence, accessibility and remedy. Mediation at the Post-Investigation stage will provide a solution to the lack of involvement of the Panel at the remedy stage and avoids undermining the Grievance Redress System of the World Bank. The mediation process is best facilitated by the Panel who can appoint mediators subject to approval of all parties. However, the Panel’s lack of independence may inhibit it from providing binding accountability to end-users as the Bank has control over the establishment of any dispute resolution body.
Keywords: world bank inspection panel, mediation, post-investigation
JEL Classification: K00
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