Anticorruption and Integrity
In the Spotlight
ADB’s Office of Anticorruption and Integrity conducted a workshop for a pool of trainers to implement AML/CFT approaches, methodologies and controls, which was held on 5-9 October and 12-16 October 2015 in Manila, Philippines.
This project procurement-related review report on Credit for Better Health Care Project in the Philippines highlights lessons that may help mitigate inherent project integrity risks.
The Philippines has become a leader in recent years in the fight against corruption. Influential Filipino economist and media personality, Professor Solita “Winnie” Collas-Monsod, shared some insights into how the country has done it.
Fighting Fraud and Corruption in ADB Projects
ADB's Office of Anticorruption and Integrity (OAI) recognizes that tackling corruption requires a multifaceted approach and a comprehensive network of partnerships and alliances. Tasked to ensure that the finite development funds entrusted to ADB are not misused as a result of fraud and corruption, OAI relies on close collaborations with internal and external partners and stakeholders to fulfill its mandate. OAI's mandate is underpinned by ADB’s zero tolerance to corruption. It is aligned with ADB's broader commitment to combat corruption and improve governance as a core strategic objective of ADB Strategy 2020, and the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness of 2005—to which ADB is a signatory—in support of effective, transparent, and accountable aid.
In 2013, OAI's anticorruption work focused on prevention, oversight, investigation, and deterrence through partnership, awareness raising, and outreach. Its achievements in 2013 reflect OAI's close partnership and teamwork with ADB's governance and operations departments as well as external partners to address fraud, corruption, abuse of resources, and other violations that undermine the integrity and effectiveness of ADB-funded activities.
836(15 Nov 2015) firms currently debarred by ADB
596(15 Nov 2015) individuals currently debarred by ADB