Independent Accountability Mechanisms Network (IAMnet) - 23 members

About IAMnet

The Independent Accountability Mechanisms Network (IAMnet) is a partnership of dedicated practitioners who build institutional capacity on accountability and compliance for improved corporate governance and development impact.

Our membership includes 23 mechanisms linked to development finance institutions around the world.

In addition to continuous exchange of information, joint outreach events, and occasional collaboration on dispute resolution / investigation of complaints, the IAMs convene in an annual meeting to exchange practices and challenges, discuss emerging accountability trends, and share lessons learned. To assist in the coordination of activities and follow up of agreements, an informal Secretariat function was instituted in 2016, currently hosted by the World Bank Accountability Mechanism.

IAMnet Membership 

As per criteria set in the agreed basic criteria and process for participation in the network, any Mechanism participating in the network is: 

  • A citizen-driven complaint and response mechanism, which 
  • operates at the international level;
  • for a public institution which finances or supports development-related activities;
  • that is operationally independent; and that,
  • considers social and environmental impacts / concerns.

For inquiry about membership, please contact the IAMnet Secretariat at


African Development Bank (AfDB)

Independent Recourse Mechanism (IRM)


Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Accountability Mechanism (AM)


Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Project-affected People’s Mechanism (PPM)


Bank aus Verantwortung (KFW)

KfW Development Bank

KfW Central Complaints Office

Black Sea Trade and Development (BSTD)

Complaints Mechanism


Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)

Projects Complaints Mechanism, the Office of Integrity Compliance and Accountability (CDB, ICA-PCM)


European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM)


European Investment Bank (EIB)

Complaints Mechanism (EIB-CM)

9FinDev Canada

Independent Accountability Mechanism (IAM)

10French Development Agency (AFD)Environmental and Social Complaints Mechanism

German Development Bank (DEG)

Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)


Independent Complaint Mechanism (DEG)

Independent Complaint Mechanism (FMO)

Independent Complaint Mechanism (Proparco)


Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Independent Redress Mechanism (IRM)

13Inter-American Development Bank Group (IADB)Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI)

International Finance Corporation

and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (IFC/MIGA) 

Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO)
15Internationale Klimaschutzinitiative (IKI) Office of the independent complaint mechanism (IKI ICM)

Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)

Office of Examiner for Environmental Guidelines
17Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Examiner for the Guidelines


Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI)

NEXI Objection Procedures on Environmental Guidelines


Nordic Investment Bank (NIB)

Office of the Chief Compliance Officer

20U.S. International Development Financial Corporation (DFC)

Office of Accountability (OA)

21United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

Social and Environmental Compliance Review and Stakeholder Response Mechanism


World Bank 

Inspection Panel (IPN)
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Last Updated: May 13, 2024

News & Events

IAMnet group photo 2022
Oct 27, 2022

In total, 126 individuals from the IAMnet participated, with an additional 33 representatives joining for CSO day.

Member Publications & Reports


CAO’s advisory notes on remedy and responsible exit seeks to inform the development of IFC/MIGA’s Approach to Remedial Action. These notes share insights on facilitating remedial action to address potential or actual harm that may unintentionally arise in the development process. 


The Inspection Panel published its publication of the seventh report in the Inspection Panel's Emerging Lessons Series titled: Right to be Heard: Intimidation and Reprisals in World Bank Inspection Panel Complainants. 


This publication commissioned by MICI is a practical tool to assist independent accountability mechanism (IAMs) address the risk of reprisals within the context of their complaint management process. Thsi product provides general guidance and an array of tools and resources for IAMs to learn about and use as relevant. 

The World Bank

For general inquiry

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Secretariat at