The Compliance Review Panel
What Is the Compliance Review Panel?
The Compliance Review Panel (CRP) is an independent body appointed by ADB's Board of Directors upon the recommendation of the ADB President. It consists of three members: one full-time chair and two part-time members. Two CRP members are from ADB's regional countries, with at least one from a developing member country (DMC). The third member is from a nonregional country.
Each CRP member has a 5-year nonrenewable term, except that the
first three members were appointed on a staggered basis of 3, 4, and
5 years, respectively. After serving on the CRP, former CRP members are
barred from employment at ADB. A CRP member may be removed
office for cause only by a majority decision of the ADB Board.
What Is the Purpose of the Compliance Review Panel?
The purpose of the CRP is to determine and assess whether ADB has
complied with its operational policies and procedures in an ADB-assisted
project, and whether any noncompliance has, or may, directly, materially,
and adversely harm any people during the formulation, processing, or
implementation of the project under compliance review.
What Are the Basic Features of the Compliance Review Panel? Independence and Impartiality
The CRP is an independent forum. No attempt may be made to interfere
with its functions or to exert any undue influence on its activities.
CRP members will serve in their individual capacity and will
disclose any other affiliations or interests that may be related to the
work of the CRP or ADB. CRP's findings and recommendations shall
be strictly impartial. Only issues relevant to the request for compliance
review under consideration will be used in CRP's findings and