On June 26, 2012, BIC and YOHR committed to coordinating their activities related to encouraging civil society participation in World Bank activities in Yemen.
In December 2009, the World Bank held two consultative meetings on the Social Welfare Fund Institutional Support Project with Yemeni civil society. These meetings come in the context of the Bank’s MENA Management’s Enhanced Action Plan.
What was at first a seemingly simple and non-provocative Inspection Panel case, has now led the Bank to re-evaluate its relationship with civil society across the MENA region and develop an action plan for engagement. Nadia Daar of BIC’s MENA program examines the importance of this development.
The Inspection Panel is to defer its recommendation to investigate into case of the World Bank’s “Institutional Reform Development Policy Grant” to Yemen, until after the implementation of Bank Management’s enhanced action plan, which seeks to address concerns raised by the Yemen Observatory for Human Rights in their Request to the Inspection Panel in April 2009.
For the first time in Inspection Panel history, an Eligibility Report is being held for board discussion. With little information, we are left wondering what is happening with the investigation into the Yemeni DPL case.
BIC highlights the work of Yahya Saleh Mohsen of the Yemen Observatory for Human Rights. Yahya played an instrumental role in bringing a case to the World Bank Inspection Panel involving the Bank’s translation policies in Yemen and beyond.
Read a BIC opinion piece from the FP blog, The Argument, explaining why the World Bank must reconsider its current policies on translation and information disclosure in order to promote substantive civil society engagement. Source By: Rebecca Harris In January 2008, community groups in Yemen wrote to their local World Bank office, asking for an …
Yemeni group files complaint with the World Bank’s Inspection Panel and now change might already be in the air? It has only been slightly over a month since the Yemen Observatory for Human Rights (YOHR) submitted their official complaint to the World Bank’s Inspection Panel but we are already seeing progress with the case. YOHR’s …
Yemeni civil society group take their complaint regarding the World Bank’s refusal to translate a key program document, to the Inspection Panel