Main Functions

The World Bank Accountability Mechanism delivers on its mandate through two complementary functions.


The World Bank

Independent Oversight and Accountability Functions of the World Bank Group

World Bank Independent Oversight



CAO (Compliance Advisor Ombudsman) 

GIA (Group Internal Audit) 

IEG (Independent Evaluation Group)

INT (Integrity Vice Presidency) 

Zero Tolerance against Retaliation

The World Bank Accountability Mechanism does not tolerate threats/acts of retaliation against Requesters, or any other person or entity connected with a Request. We endorse the Inspection Panel Guidelines and other World Bank commitments as relevant, to reduce retaliation risks and respond to retaliation.