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Challenge

There are multi levels of M&E carried out during the RAP process including PAPs resettlement consultants the client and Government. The financial institutions also require M&E at each drawdown of funds by the client to ensure that what was planned has actually been carried out.

IDC undertakes the independent M&E audits to safeguard the banks. IDC has faced several incidences where the RAP have not been implemented as planned and as a result, people are worse off than before. It can be a difficult decision to actually recommend that the banks do not release further funds and to stop a Project midway, as in its own right it can ‘do more harm than good’.

Solution

Before submitting a non-compliant report, IDC works with the developer to create awareness of the issues and the negative impacts of late or poor implementation. Working with the client, a road map is put together to address the issues, with time and costs associated with the mitigation measures required. The non-compliance report is then submitted with the mitigation plan. Invariably the bank accepts the plan, thereby keeping the project alive whilst retaining the safeguards.

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