Independent Review Mechanism (IRM) - African Development Bank (AfDB)

The IRM provides persons and communities negatively affected by an AfDB-financed project with an independent mechanism through which they can call for the AfDB to comply with its own policies and procedures. For Public Sector projects, the IRM can review compliance with all operational policies and procedures. For the Private Sector, compliance reviews may only address social and environment policies. IRM has two phases: Compliance Review (investigation) and Problem-Solving (mediation).