Accountability Mechanism Policy 2012

Institutional Document | March 2012

At the 43rd Annual Meeting of the ADB Board of Governors held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in May 2010, the President announced a joint Board and Management review of the Accountability Mechanism.

This paper gives the summary of the review which main objective was to examine the scope for improvements in the Accountability Mechanism. The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures. It consists of two separate but complementary functions: consultation phase and compliance review phase.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Establishment and Evolution
  • Assessment of the Accountability Mechanism
  • Major Proposed Changes
  • The Revised Accountability Mechanism Policy
  • Resource Implications
  • Recommendation
  • Appendices

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • ADB accountability mechanism
  • 978-92-9092-614-6 (print)
  • 978-92-9092-615-3 (web)

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