Beijing, April 27, 2017
AIIB Invites the Public to Help Design Its Complaints Handling Mechanism
Independent unit of the Bank to launch stakeholder consultations
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank announced today that its independent Compliance, Effectiveness and Integrity Unit (CEIU) is inviting the public to submit recommendations on the design of the AIIB Complaints Handling Mechanism. The mechanism’s objective is to proactively support project compliance and to rapidly solve the problems of people adversely affected by AIIB projects. The mechanism will also help the Bank to continuously learn from its experiences and strengthen its development practice.
“We are taking a very open and collaborative approach to establishing our complaints mechanism because its design needs to be responsive to the people who will use it,” said Hamid Sharif, Managing Director, CEIU. “Great ideas can come from anywhere and we welcome suggestions from any individual, organization or stakeholder to shape and inform the development of the Bank’s complaints process.”
Following best practices in transparency and accountability, the CEIU timeline will take a two-phased approach to stakeholder consultations, including an indicative timeline for the adoption of the mechanism’s procedures. A series video conferences are planned for both phases to foster more direct engagement. Written stakeholder submissions can also be sent by email or letter. The proposed schedule for public consultations and contact information for written submissions will be posted on the Bank’s website.
“We have the benefit of building our complaints mechanism from scratch, which means we can take best practices from the experience of other organizations in both the public and private sector. We are particularly interested in understanding what works and what does not work in existing processes so we can incorporate these insights into what we are developing for AIIB,” said Mr. Sharif.
AIIB is a new multilateral development bank founded to bring countries together to address the daunting infrastructure needs across Asia. Headquartered in Beijing, AIIB was established in 2015 by the original 57 signatories to the bank’s Articles of Agreement. Its mission is to improve economic and social development in Asia by investing in high quality, financially viable and environmentally friendly infrastructure projects.
Beijing, December 19, 2017
AIIB Approves Membership of Cook Islands, Vanuatu, Belarus and Ecuador
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) Board of Governors has adopted resolutions approving four applicants to join the Bank, bringing AIIB’s total approved membership to 84. This round of approved applicants includes two regional and two nonregional prospective members.READ MORE
Beijing, December 16, 2017
UK Government Pledges US$50 million to AIIB Project Preparation Special Fund
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) President Jin Liqun and United Kingdom (UK) Chancellor of the Exchequer Rt Hon Philip Hammond have signed an agreement for the UK to contribute US$50 million to AIIB’s Project Preparation Special Fund which provides grant support primarily to low income developing member countries to prepare high quality projects.READ MORE
Beijing, December 12, 2017
Together Major Development Finance Institutions Align Financial Flows with the Paris Agreement
The global development agenda is being transformed in fundamental ways. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), agreed upon by the international community, constitute a universal compass, highlighting the need for systemic and collective action for sustainable, equitable and inclusive development for everyone on this planet. The imperative for mobilizing and shifting financial flows, public and private, towards sustainable development was highlighted by the 2015 Addis-Ababa Financing for Development Conference. The Paris Agreement reached at COP21 recognized that all countries and stakeholders must act to combat climate change. Since the Agreement’s entry into force in 2016, the momentum for climate action has become irreversible.READ MORE