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For the present time, CAO is suspending work that requires engagement with parties in Ukraine. We will continue to monitor the situation closely with a view to recommencing our work as soon as possible.

CAO reiterates its strong support and commitment to its partners in Ukraine, as with the rest of the World Bank Group (WBG), and as underscored in this public statement from WBG President David Malpass.

Information about CAO’s open cases in Ukraine is available here: Axzon-01/Halych and Kalush and MHP-01/Vinnytsia Oblast. More information on CAO cases can be found here

Case Highlights

Jordan: CAO Concludes Dispute Resolution Processes Regarding Wind and Solar Energy Projects. Cases Transferred to Compliance. 

CAO has concluded two dispute resolution processes in Jordan relevant to the renewable energy sector— regarding the Masdar Baynouna-01/East Amman and Daehan Wind Power Co-01/Tafila cases. After several joint sessions and bilateral meetings, parties did not reach agreements to address concerns related to the complaints raised. Both cases have been transferred to CAO’s Compliance function for appraisal.

CAO’s dispute resolution conclusion report on IFC’s Masdar Baynouna solar energy project is available in Arabic and English. Full case details regarding this case are available here.

Additionally, the conclusion report regarding the IFC-supported Daehan wind power project is also available in Arabic and English. Get more details regarding this case here.

Brazil: Parties Reach Agreement Through Dispute Resolution

Parties in Brazil have signed a final agreement to address concerns related to a mobile food delivery service linked to IFC via its investment in a venture capital fund. CAO is now monitoring implementation of the agreement. For more details on this case, click here.

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New Staff Appointments at CAO

We welcome Spyridon Antonelos, as a Senior Specialist Ombudsman, to CAO's Dispute Resolution team.

We also welcome Angela Solikova as a Short Term Consultant, with CAO's Compliance team.

Click here to learn more about CAO staff. 

We are recruiting for a Senior Consultant, to  support our Dispute Resolution team in carrying  out  a  retrospective analysis  of  casework. Applications are due March 11, 2022.

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