Independent Review Mechanism
African Development Bank
Name: African Development Bank
Year Founded: 1964
The AfDB is a regional development bank, established in 1964 with a mission to promote sustainable economic growth and reduce poverty in Africa. The AfDB Group consists of 54 African shareholder countries and 27 non-African shareholder countries. Three institutions make up the AfDB Group: the African Development Bank, the African Development Fund and the Nigeria Trust Fund.
The AfDB Group’s IRM became operational in 2006 and is administered by the Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (CRMU), headed by a Director. The IRM aims to provide project-affected people with an opportunity to request the AfDB to comply with its own policies and procedures, on both public and private sector projects. The IRM offers both compliance review and problem-solving functions.
AfDB Independent Review Mechanism