Compliance Review (Investigation)
The IGRM Committee determines eligibility of requests for compliance review including recommendations to authorize or not a Compliance Review within 30 days which the Chairperson of the IGRM will approve/decline. Once the Chairperson of the IGRM Committee approves the review, the IGRM Experts constitute the Compliance Review Panels to undertake the compliance review. The recommendation for a compliance review and the decision is promptly communicated to the APs and any other interested person. A summary of the decision and the recommendation for a compliance review shall be published on the DBSA‘s IGRM website depending on confidentiality agreement.
The Compliance Review Panel conducts Compliance Review in accordance with the authorized Terms of Reference and time-frame. The Compliance Review Panel may:
Solicit additional oral or written information from, or hold meetings with the requestors and any interested party;
Undertake site visits to the project(s) in issue;
Retain additional expertise (consultants) to assist with an inquiry, assessment, review or exercise of specific issues.
After completing its investigations, the Compliance Review Panel shall within 30 days write the compliance review report containing the panel’s findings and recommendations and circulate it to the DBSA governance structures responsible for approving projects for review and comments on factual matters only. The DBSA governance structures responsible for approving projects shall submit its comments to IGRM within twenty-one (21) business days from the date of receipt of the draft report from IGRM; and upon receipt of comments from the DBSA governance structures responsible for approving projects, the panel shall finalize its report. The panel submits the Compliance Report that has considered the DBSA governance structures factual amendments, if any to the Chairperson of the IGRM including its findings and recommendations for:
Any remedial change in the scope or implementation of the Bank financed project;
Any remedial change to systems or procedures of the Bank to avoid a recurrence of similar non-compliance which resulted in complaints about harm; and
Any further steps to be undertaken to monitor the implementation of the remedial action plans referred to above.
Subject to the provisions of the Bank Group’s Disclosure and Access to Information Policy, the Compliance Review Report shall be made available to the APs. Thereafter, it is posted on the DBSA IGRM website.
Upon receipt of the Compliance Review Report by the Chairperson of the IGRM, the Chairperson prepares a response and an action plan based on the findings of the Compliance Review Report.
The Compliance Review Report may not recommend the award of compensation or any other benefits to the APs or any other person, entity or government beyond that which may be expressly contemplated in a relevant Bank Group policy.