According to the bank website, the project responds to the need for reforms to support inclusive growth, ensure a modernized administration, and promote the financial autonomy and economic viability of local governments. The overall cost of the PAMREC pilot phase is estimated at CFAF 3,003,901,293, including CFAF 2,336,688, from the Bank, i.e. about UA 3,000,000. Implementation will take 30 months.
PAMREC's objective is to improve the financial situation of Cote d'Ivoire's municipalities and local governance. In the short and medium-term, the project will help to (i) digitize the local tax collection and registration system of the municipalities; (ii) modernize the municipalities' financial and accounting services; (iii) make available staff with enhanced capacity; (iv) generate local employment and job opportunities, especially for women who are underrepresented in the administration of municipalities; (v) provide objective data to support local government public finance reforms; and (vi) increase the financial capacity of the municipalities to support development initiatives directly benefiting the local population with broad-based and operational training opportunities.
You can submit an information request for project information at: https://www.afdb.org/en/disclosure-and-access-to-information/request-for-documents. Under the AfDBÕs Disclosure and Access to Information policy, if you feel the Bank has omitted to publish information or your request for information is unreasonably denied, you can file an appeal at https://www.afdb.org/en/disclosure-and-access-to-information/appeals-process.
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AfDB
The Independent Review Mechanism (IRM), which is administered by the Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (CRMU), is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an African Development Bank (AfDB)-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the IRM, it may assist you by either seeking to address your problems by facilitating a dispute resolution dialogue between you and those implementing the project and/or investigating whether the AfDB complied with its policies to prevent environmental and social harms. You can submit a complaint electronically by emailing email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and/or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can learn more about the IRM and how to file a complaint at: https://www.afdb.org/en/independent-review-mechanism/