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C0009 Egypt

C0009 Egypt

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On September 28, 2022, the IRM received and registered a complaint related to working conditions in the Benban Solar Park, and with potential relevance to FP039. The complainant is an employee of the company Health and Safety Home, working for and having previously worked in different capacities in the Benban Solar Park. The complainant raises several allegations regarding working conditions and labour management issues, including quality of food provided and differential treatment of employees in terms of salary, benefits and promotions.

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C0008 Paraguay

C0008 Paraguay

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In June 2022, the IRM received a complaint relating to FP121. The complainant raised a concern that as the government recognized and legally established representative of the indigenous peoples of Paraguay, Instituto Paraguayo del Indígena (Paraguayan Indigenous Institute, INDI) should be included in the Board of Directors for FP121 but that this has not yet taken place.

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C0007 Pakistan

C0007 Pakistan

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In August 2021, the IRM received a complaint relating to FP018. The complainant(s) raised a concern that fees due to the complainant(s) had not been paid despite the completion of work under a consultancy contract with the Accredited Entity, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). In a virtual meeting with the complainant(s), the IRM obtained further information regarding the complainant(s)’s contract and explained the mandate of the IRM. During its eligibility determination phase, the complainant(s) wrote to the IRM on 26 August and withdrew the complaint.

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C0006 Nicaragua

C0006 Nicaragua

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In June 2021, the IRM received a complaint relating to FP146.

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C0003 Morocco

C0003 Morocco

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On 16 February 2020, the IRM received a complaint which was submitted through its online Case Management System (CMS). The complainant(s) had made a request for confidentiality, and the IRM provided confidentiality in accordance with its Procedures and Guidelines (PGs). The complaint related to GCF funded project FP043, the Saïss Water Conservation Project, based in the Saïss Plain in Morocco.

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C0002 Peru

C0002 Peru

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In early 2019, the IRM concluded a preliminary inquiry into FP001, Peru. A preliminary inquiry is an early phase of an IRM self-initiated investigation. A self-initiated investigation is a proceeding initiated under para 12 of the IRM’s Terms of Reference (TOR) if the IRM receives information from a credible source that a GCF project or programme has or may negatively impact a community or person.  In relation to FP001, the IRM concluded that there was prima facie evidence that the conditions set out in para 12 of the IRM’s TOR for initiating an investigation were met.

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C0005 South Africa

C0005 South Africa

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The IRM received this complaint in August 2020 but has suspended the complaint at the request of the complainant. Through discussions with the complainant it emerged that the primary goal of the complainant at this stage was to obtain more information about the GCF project, and upon receiving information about the GCF’s Information Disclosure Policy and the procedures for requesting information from the GCF Secretariat, the complainant requested that the complaint be suspended pending the outcome of the complainant utilizing the request for information processes.

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C0001 Bangladesh

C0001 Bangladesh

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The complaint was filed by Transparency International Bangladesh on behalf of the mayor and 427 residents of the Satkhira municipality. The complaint alleged that funds had not yet been disbursed on FP004, though it had been approved by the Board in 2015. The complaint asserted that the complainants had suffered loss and damage because of this delay. The IRM examined the complaint and obtained preliminary information from the Secretariat and the representative of the complainant, and after due consideration declared the complaint ineligible.

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