Consultation on UNDP’s Environmental and Social Compliance Review and Grievance Processes (Accountability Mechanism)
UNDP Discussion Paper, April 2012

UNDP has launched a consultation on a discussion paper, which outlines UNDP’s proposal to establish: a compliance review process to respond to claims that UNDP is not in compliance with applicable environmental and social policies, including its environmental and social screening procedure; and a grievance process that ensures individuals and communities affected by UNDP projects have access to appropriate dispute resolution procedures for hearing and addressing project-related disputes. UNDP is in the process of rolling out the application of an environmental and social screening procedure for UNDP projects. The ground-truthing phase of the screening procedure highlighted the need for UNDP to establish an accountability mechanism to receive and address grievances of those affected by UNDP-supported projects. Such a mechanism would be a key component of ensuring accountability to the application of environmental and social safeguards and would further strengthen UNDP’s capacity to respond to the needs of its clients, partners and stakeholders. Comments and questions are to be submitted to by Monday, 18 June 2012. Download the discussion paper in English [pdf] … Download the discussion paper in French [pdf] … Download the discussion paper in Spanish [pdf] … Download the FAQs sheet [pdf] …