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Read the latest updates from CAO's casework and other activities from the past month. Learn more at www.cao-ombudsman.org.
Case Highlights

Cameroon: IFC and MIGA-supported Hydropower Case in Assessment

CAO is assessing a new case from Cameroon regarding the environmental and social impacts of the IFC and MIGA-supported Nachtigal hydropower project. This comes after CAO received a complaint in April 2022 from communities in Cameroon. During the assessment, CAO will meet with the parties to get a better understanding about the issues raised in the complaint and discuss options available to the parties through the CAO process to address the concerns. Get more details about this case.

Jordan: CAO Initiates Compliance Investigation of IFC's Investment in Baynouna Solar Plant 

CAO has completed a compliance appraisal in relation to a case regarding IFC’s investment in the Baynouna Solar Power Plant in Jordan and is initiating a compliance investigation of IFC’s environmental and social performance.  The appraisal report, which was released on May 10, 2022 is available in Arabic and English. Get more details on this case.

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Outreach

CAO Outreach to the Middle East 

From July 26 – 27, CAO was in Beirut, Lebanon for a 2-day outreach workshop with civil society organizations from the Middle East and North Africa region. Together with Arab Watch Coalition, CAO coordinated the outreach with  the Independent Accountability Mechanisms of the World Bank, European Investment Bank (EIB), Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), and UN Development Programme (UNDP). Participants from Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, and Yemen shared their experiences of working with the mechanisms and discussed ways to enhance the effectiveness of the accountability process and transparency around development finance in the region. Learn more about our outreach program.

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