DescriptionInternational 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.
|Period||2 Oct 2012|
|Event title||Workshop with (current and former) members of International Accountability Mechanisms from the World Bank, Inter-American Development, Asian Development Bank & African Development Bank|
|Location||American University, Washington College of Law in Washington D.C., United States|