22 U.S.C. § 262p-4l : US Code - Section 262P-4L: Improvement of interaction between International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and nongovernmental organizations
Search 22 U.S.C. § 262p-4l : US Code - Section 262P-4L: Improvement of interaction between International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and nongovernmental organizations
(a) In general
The Secretary of the Treasury shall instruct the United States
Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and
Development to propose, and urge the Executive Board and the
management of the bank to develop and implement (!1) specific
mechanisms designed to -
(1) substantially improve the ability of the staff of the bank
to interact with nongovernmental organizations and other local
groups that are affected by loans made by the bank to borrower
(2) delegate to the field offices of the bank in borrowing
countries greater responsibility for decisions with respect to
proposals for projects in such countries that are to be financed
by the bank.
(b) Certain mechanisms urged
The mechanisms described in subsection (a) of this section shall
include, at a minimum, the following measures:
(1) An instruction to the management of the bank to undertake
efforts to appropriately train and significantly increase the
number of bank professional staff (based in Washington, District
of Columbia, as of November 5, 1990) assigned, on a rotating
basis, to field offices of the bank in borrower countries.
(2) The assignment to at least 1 professional in each field
office of the bank in a borrower country of responsibility for
relations with local nongovernmental organizations, and for the
preparation and submission to appropriate staff of the bank of a
report on the impact of project loans to be made by the bank to
the country, based on views solicited from local people who will
be affected by such loans, which shall be included as part of the
project appraisal report.
(3) The establishment of the Grassroots Collaboration Program
described in section 262p-1(a) of this title.
(4) Before a project loan is made to a borrower country, the
country is to be required to hold open hearings on the proposed
project during project identification and project preparation.
(5) The establishment of assessment procedures which allow
affected parties and nongovernmental organizations to review
information describing a prospective project or policy loan
design, in a timely manner, before the loan is submitted to the
Executive Board for approval.
Promotion of institution-building for nongovernmental organizations concerned with environment
International bureaus, congresses, etc.
Population, health, and nutrition programs