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Anticorruption and Integrity: Proactive Integrity Review

A cornerstone of an effective anticorruption program is to actively identify and address risks of fraud and corruption.

As mandated by ADB’s Anticorruption Policy, the Office of Anticorruption and Integrity conducts proactive integrity reviews (PIR, formerly known as project procurement-related reviews) to help prevent and detect integrity violations.

PIRs assess project integrity risks by identifying any red flags of integrity violations through:

  Capacity Assessment

Assessment of the executing/implementing agency’s capacity to implement the project including its internal controls.

  Asset Management

Inspection of project outputs and assessment of project implementation.

  Procurement

Review of projects from bid preparation to evaluation and contract awards.

  Financial Management

Assessment whether disbursements are based on the progress of contract implementation including invoicing, certification of works, and authorizations.

PIRs recommend measures to protect project resources. Follow-up reviews are also conducted to assess the implementation progress of the PIR recommendations, and to assist the executing/implementing agencies and ADB in implementing any remaining recommendations.

Some IFIs, including the Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and European Investment Bank, have agreed to good practices that govern the conduct of integrity risk reviews. These guidelines are consistent with ADB’s conduct of PIRs.

PIR process