Sanctions Rise as Partnerships Strengthen ADB's Anticorruption and Integrity Measures

ADB's anticorruption work in 2013 focused on prevention, oversight, investigation, and deterrence through strengthened due diligence, partnerships, awareness raising, and greater outreach. Read More

International Anticorruption Day 2013

December 9 is International Anticorruption Day. This year’s iACT (ADB’s internal anticorruption campaign) actively engages the participation of Resident Missions, acknowledging the vital front line role each plays in upholding ADB’s integrity in ADB members. Read More

Second Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Communicable Diseases Control Project

The project procurement review report on the Second GMS Regional Communicable Diseases project in Lao PDR documents findings and makes recommendations on consultancy services, procurement of vehicles and to the extent covered by this review, laboratory and office equipment. Read More

Regional Road Development Project

The project procurement-related review report on the Regional Road Development Project in Mongolia presents lessons learned on procurement, financial management and implementation concerns, and where to build appropriate controls to prevent integrity violations may be drawn for other similar projects. Read More

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.

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Key Statistics

790 (as of 7 April 2014)
firms currently debarred by ADB

530 (as of 7 April 2014)
individuals currently debarred by ADB

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