Review of the Inspection Function: Establishment of a New ADB Accountability Mechanism

Institutional Document | May 2003

In December 1995, the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors approved the establishment of an Inspection Function to provide a forum for project beneficiaries to appeal to an independent body relating to ADB's compliance with its operational policies and procedures in ADB-assisted projects. This paper documents the review of ADB's Inspection Function and the establishment of a new Accountability Mechanism.


  • Executive Summary
  • Current ADB Inspection Fucntion
  • Consultations on the Review of the ADB Inspection Function
  • Proposal for a New ADB Accountability Mechanism: A Two-Step Approach of Consultation and Compliance Review
  • Recommendation
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance

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