International Accountability Mechanisms at Multilateral Development Banks: Evolving Nature, Complex Expectations, Dynamic Limits

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentationAcademic


    International accountability mechanisms (IAMs) at multilateral development banks (MDBs) continue to evolve - driven both by IAM practice and my MDB-led reviews into their respective IAM functions. What also continutes to evolve, however, are the views and expectations of a wide variety of stakeholders on what IAMs are, and what they should be. This presentation examines these differing - and often contradicting - expectations and analyzes the extent to which IAMs meet (and could meet) these expectations through their two major functions of problem-solving and compliance review. The point of departure, however, is the acknowlegement that IAMs operate within a certain institutional reality that creates certain dynamic 'limits'. Hence the analysis is contextualized by considering the institutional dynamics surrounding IAMs - and by contemplating the effect thereof on the evolving nature of IAMs, and the expectations surrounding them.
    Period2 Oct 2012
    Event titleWorkshop with (current and former) members of International Accountability Mechanisms from the World Bank, Inter-American Development, Asian Development Bank & African Development Bank
    Event typeOther
    LocationAmerican University, Washington College of Law in Washington D.C., United StatesShow on map