Background Note for the Safeguard Policy Review and Update: Lessons from ADB’s Accountability Mechanism

Institutional Document | February 2022

This document summarizes the lessons learned from ADB’s Accountability Mechanism and presents issues for consideration in the SPS update.

The background note on Lessons from ADB’s Accountability Mechanism summarizes the effectiveness of the 2012 Accountability Mechanism Policy (AMP), lessons learned from its 20 years of existence, and key findings which are relevant to the SPS update. This document assists the consultations that are being undertaken to solicit stakeholder feedback and to review how to incorporate them into the safeguards policy update.


  • Introduction  
  • Lesson’s Learned from ADB’s Accountability Mechanism
  • Issue for Consideration in the SPS Update

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