Accountability Matters


Newsletter | April 2024

Welcome to the April 2024 issue of Accountability Matters. 

Everybody’s talkin’… about AI. But what does this mean for the World Bank’s development goals, and for accountability within development projects? In this issue, we cast a critical eye over the potential of AI. Our primary concern in applying the new technologies will always be for the communities affected, because the work of accountability is for them. In focusing on the needs of community, we are in full agreement with the new executive director of Accountability Counsel, Margaux Day, who we interviewed for this issue. We have always been inspired by the work of Margaux and her colleagues at Accountability Counsel, and we look forward to continuing to strengthen accountability within our respective mandates. 

I am also delighted to take this opportunity to welcome Evelyn Dietsche as a new member of the Inspection Panel. Evelyn will be serving a term of five years. We wish her all the best and look forward to her contributions to the vital work of accountability.

Finally, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings will be taking place this year from April 15-20 – here’s to productive discussions for all participants!

We hope you enjoy this edition of Accountability Matters. Please let us know if you have any comments or story ideas for the newsletter at accountability@worldbank.org.  


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Oriana Karina Bolvaran, Jennine Meyer, Yoshiko Ogushi, Orla Said, and Rabi Thapa

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