ADB Administrative Order No. 2.02: Code of Conduct

Institutional Document | June 2023

This Administrative Order sets out the obligations of ADB staff and other persons, where applicable, relating to their conduct and behavior, and is referred to as the “Code of Conduct.”

ADB is committed to fostering and maintaining a professional work environment characterized by ADB values and underpinning behaviors that are client centric, trustworthy, and transformational. All staff have a shared responsibility to contribute to a positive environment in the workplace. Managers and supervisors have additional responsibility to promote such a work environment and contribute to the constructive resolution of workplace concerns. The Code of Conduct is designed to embed these principles in the standards of behavior required of staff, and to support the right of staff to work in an environment free from inappropriate behavior and misconduct.


  • Purpose
  • Definitions
  • Coverage
  • Duties of Staff
  • Bank Property, Assets and Resources
  • Disciplinary Measures
  • Annual Declaration of Compliance
  • Responsibility
  • Effective Date and Transitory Provisions
  • Appendix 1: Examples of Misconduct
  • Appendix 2: Conflict of Interest
  • Appendix 3: Clearance Procedures for Disclosure of Non-public Information or Financial and Business Interests, External Publication or Speaking in Unofficial Capacity, Benefits from Bank Transactions and Medals, Decorations, and Similar Honors

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • Anticorruption and integrity in ADB operations
  • 8.5 x 11
  • ARM230174

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