Key Documents

The World Bank

Board Resolutions

The Accountability Mechanism was established by the Board of Executive Directors in September 2020 by the “AM Resolution”.

It comprises two constituent parts: the Inspection Panel, originally established in 1993, and the Dispute Resolution Service, operationalized in October 2021. The Inspection Panel process is governed by the “Panel Resolution”.

Operating Procedures

On December 5, 2022, the AM Secretary issued the Accountability Mechanism Operating Procedures, which define how the mechanism works, and regulate the service offered to Requesters and Borrowers who choose dispute resolution to settle their differences.

The Accountability Mechanism Operating Procedures supersede the DRS Interim Operating Procedures, originally issued in October 2021. The DRS Interim Operating Procedures continue to apply in full in cases where the Parties commenced mediation prior to the issuance of the AM Operating Procedures.* In all other cases, the AM Operating Procedures apply in full.

*Specifically, DRS cases 21/01/DRS and 21/04/DRS.


For the Inspection Panel's legal framework, please visit here.