Impressive Statistics from the Dispute Review Board Foundation

The Dispute Review Board Foundation (DRBF) has collated some very impressive statistics in relation to dispute boards.


  • The average number of disputes referred to DBs is 1.2 per project, which is less than the average number of disputes taken to arbitration, or to court on projects without dispute boards.
  • 98% of all disputes are resolved at dispute board level.
  • Of the remaining 2% that were referred to arbitration, almost all arbitrations supported the dispute board’s decisions.

Given these statistics it is somewhat surprising that dispute boards are not utilised much more in the MENA region. Feel free to comment below on why you think that is…