All complaints received by OAI are screened against four criteria during the screening process. OAI considers whether or not the complaints are
Complaints that meet all four criteria are converted into investigations.
OAI's Integrity Principles and Guidelines require that its investigative findings are presented to subjects of an investigation whenever possible. Subjects may prepare an explanation of the facts and circumstances from their perspective and in their own words. This explanation is presented to ADB's Integrity Oversight Committee (IOC) for consideration. As the investigation process is administrative in nature, ADB's procedures do not provide for personal appearances or representations at IOC meetings.
The IOC has sole discretion to assess whether an alleged violation has taken place, and if so, will determine the appropriate remedial actions or sanctions.