The Panel’s investigation takes approximately six months to complete from the issuance of an investigation plan.
The Panel’s investigation process involves three phases:
(i) Investigation preparation and identification of expert consultants,
(ii) review of documentation, staff interviews, and a field visit, and
(iii) report drafting and finalization.
Panel investigations include consultations with the Requesters, community members, Bank staff, the implementing agency, relevant ministries, development partners, and other relevant stakeholders.
After finalization and submission of the investigation report, the Panel shares the report and findings with the Requesters in order to enable them to participate more effectively in the Management-led consultations on any proposed remedial actions. These actions constitute a Management Action Plan (MAP) and would be included in the Management’s response to the Panel’s investigation findings.