Chashma: A Case Study in Compliance

Publication | December 2010

ADB’s Accountability Mechanism Policy offers a forum whereby people can raise issues with ADB and request the review of a project’s compliance with ADB’s operational policies and procedures.

Highlights

  • Even good projects engender complaints.
  • ADB's Accountability Mechanism provides an independent forum through which people claiming to be adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can raise issues with ADB and request the review of a project's compliance with ADB's operational policies and procedures. The Accountability Mechanism consists of two separate but related functions, a consultation phase and a compliance review phase.
  • The experience with the Chashma Right Bank Irrigation Project (Stage III) in Pakistan generated valuable advice on the conduct of compliance review.