Monitoring and Influencing the AIIB
Although the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a multilateral development bank with over 100 members, China initiated its formation and holds by far the largest shareholding in the bank, which is headquartered in Beijing. The AIIB’s structure and approach differs significantly from China’s policy and commercial banks, but the establishment of the bank represents an important development, as China plays an increasingly prominent role in the multilateral development finance system.
Inclusive Development International has been following the development of the AIIB since it was established in 2015, working alongside international and regional partners to monitor and influence its institutional and policy development.
We conduct project monitoring and advocate with management and the bank’s board of directors to raise concerns regarding project design and implementation, and to address policy shortcomings.
In addition to direct engagement with the AIIB, Inclusive Development International works to raise awareness of local and regional partners regarding the bank’s operations, its approach to investment, how its environmental and social policies should be applied, and what options are available to communities that have been or may be harmed by AIIB funded projects.
Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) Review Phase 2 Submission – November 2020
Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) Review Phase 1 Submission – February 2020
Joint Submission on Project Affected Peoples’ Mechanism (PPM) – March 2018
Joint Submission on Project Affected Peoples’ Mechanism (PPM) Annex 1
Submission to AIIB on Phase 1 of Complaints Handling Mechanism (CHM) – June 2017
Submission to AIIB on Phase 1 of CHM – Joint CSO Cover letter – June 2017
Comments on the AIIB Draft Environmental and Social Framework – October 2015
Financing development in Myanmar
Time to Raise the Bar: Reflecting on Four Years of AIIB Projects
Community Guide to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank