Engaging with civil society organisations in Jordan
24 May 2017
The EIB and EBRD’s complaints mechanism teams co-hosted an outreach event on accountability within international financial institutions (IFIs) in Amman (Jordan) on 24 May 2017.
Over 30 local civil society organisations attended the event to learn about how independent accountability mechanisms can enable communities to voice their concerns about projects, and facilitate problem solving initiatives.
The EIB’s Complaints Mechanism presented an overview of IFIs, as well as a case study on problem solving during a recent project in Kenya. The participants also took part in a practical session using case scenarios to further clarify the complaints handling process.
The event was facilitated by a local partner, the Phenix Center for Economic & Informatics Studies, and international NGO CEE Bankwatch Network.
The EIB’s Complaints Mechanism hosted similar events in Mexico and Ukraine in 2016. We will continue to promote our activities with a particular focus on countries with emerging civil society networks.
The EIB Group has stepped up its level of precaution at its headquarters in Luxembourg and in its external offices. All staff will telework as of 16 March. A small number of staff whose physical presence on EIB premises is indispensable will continue to be present on the EIB campus. The decision aims to protect the health of employees and ensure the continuity of the EIB Group’s activity.
On Wednesday the EIB identified its first case of one staff member who tested positive for corona virus.
As a precautionary measure, the EIB decided not to hold the meeting of its Board of Directors planned for Thursday 12 March in person. Decisions on the Board’s agenda will be taken by written procedure. The Bank has put in place measures to prevent disruption to its governance or operation approval schedule.
On Monday 2 March, the former President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, visited the EIB in Luxembourg on a joint invitation from the Bank, the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) and the Court of Auditors.