Accountability Matters


Newsletter | July 2024

Welcome to the summer issue of Accountability Matters.

The World Bank’s Youth Summit took place not long ago, and sparked rich discussions on how technology can empower young people to tackle the most intractable issues of development—including accountability to the communities that development is meant to serve. Our cover story delves into the power of youth networks and their potential to guide and inform the work of the Bank. It’s never too early, either—Bring Your Kids to Work Day, on April 25, was fun for all involved, and here at the Accountability Mechanism we took the opportunity to run our young visitors through a scenario calling for compliance and mediation, as well as heavy-duty crayons. 

We have also been extremely busy with outreach and are delighted to have had the chance to collaborate with fellow accountability mechanisms, from South America to Africa, to raise awareness of how we work with civil society. Interviews with Emily Horgan of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman and John Mwebe of the International Accountability Project explore what makes for successful outreach.

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.

I wish you all a cool and refreshing summer.


Job Openings

Senior Dispute Resolution Officer at the Office of Compliance Advisor Ombudsman

Location: Washington D.C., United States

Deadline: July 16, 2024


Analyst at CEIU (Complaints-resolution, Evaluation, and Integrity Unit) of AIIB

Location: Beijing, China

Deadline: July 22, 2024


Senior Dispute Resolution Officer at the European Investment Bank Complaints Mechanism

Location: Luxembourg

Deadline: July 25, 2024


Principal Compliance Officer at the Independent Recourse Mechanism of the African Development Bank

Location: Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Deadline: August 3, 2024


Working Student with the KfW Development Bank Compliance Team

Location: Frankfurt, Germany 

Deadline: Not specified

Accountability Matters Editorial Team

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

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