Filing a Request for a Compliance Review
The filing of a request for a compliance review does not suspend or
affect the formulation, processing, or implementation of
the project unless agreed to by the DMC government or private project
concerned and by ADB.
When Do I Submit a Request for a Compliance Review?
If you and other people in your community or village feel that you are
suffering harm, or believe that you will suffer harm, because of an
ADB-assisted project, and that this harm is caused by ADB's noncompliance
with its operational policies and procedures in formulating,
processing, and/or implementing its projects, you and others can submit
a request for a compliance review.
However, before you can make a request for a compliance review,
you and your group must first go through the consultation phase by
filing a complaint with the SPF.
A request for a compliance review can be submitted if, under the
- the SPF finds your complaint ineligible,
- your group decides not to proceed with the consultation
phase after receiving the SPF's findings and assessment of
- your group finds the consultation process not useful, or
- if the consultation phase is terminated by the SPF or because
other stakeholders abandon the consultation process.
Who Can File a Request for a Compliance Review?
The following can file a request for a compliance review:
In addition, in special cases involving allegations of serious noncompliance
with ADB's operational policies and procedures relating to an
ongoing ADB-assisted project, a member of the ADB Board of Directors,
after raising concerns first with ADB Management, may directly request
the CRP to carry out a compliance review.
- any group of two or more persons (such as an organization,
association, society, or other grouping of individuals) residing in
a borrowing country where an ADB-assisted project is located or
in an ADB-member country adjacent to the borrowing country;
- a local representative of the affected group; or
- a non-local representative, in exceptional cases when a local
representative cannot be found and the CRP agrees.
If a request for a compliance review is made through a representative,
the request must
You must mail, fax, e-mail, or hand deliver your request for a compliance
- clearly identify the people on whose behalf it is made, and
- provide evidence of authority to represent the requester or the
Compliance Review Panel
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue
1550 Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel +632 632 4149
Fax +632 636 2088
The request can be sent to the ADB headquarters in Manila,
Philippines or to any ADB resident/regional mission or representative
office (contact information can be found at www.adb.org/About/
contact.asp). In case of fax or e-mail submissions, a hard copy (paper
copy) should also be dispatched to the Secretary, CRP at the above