Anticorruption and Integrity: Project Procurement-Related Reviews
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 project procurement-related reviews (PPRRs) or proactive integrity reviews to help prevent and detect integrity violations.
PPRRs assess project integrity risks by identifying any red flags of integrity violations through:
Assessment of the executing/implementing agency’s capacity to implement the project including its internal controls.
Inspection of project outputs and assessment of project implementation.
Review of projects from bid preparation to evaluation and contract awards.
Assessment whether disbursements are based on the progress of contract implementation including invoicing, certification of works, and authorizations.
PPRRs recommend measures to protect project resources. Follow-up reviews are also conducted to assess the implementation progress of the PPRR 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 (EIB), have agreed to good practices that govern the conduct of integrity risk reviews. These guidelines are consistent with ADB’s conduct of PPRRs.