Anticorruption Policy: Enhancing the Role of the Asian Development Bank in Relation to Tax Integrity (Policy Paper)

Institutional Document | November 2016

In December 2016 ADB’s Board of Directors approved an update of its Anticorruption Policy to address tax secrecy, tax evasion, and aggressive forms of tax planning. These are collectively referred to as “tax integrity issues”. The policy update will promote tax integrity in ADB projects and among its member countries.

The update includes a new commitment to provide technical assistance to ADB’s developing member countries to stem tax evasion, meet international standards of tax transparency, and participate in global initiatives against aggressive forms of tax planning. 


  • Introduction
  • Global Developments
  • ADB's Role
  • ADB’s Existing Approach to Tax Integrity
  • Proposed Update
  • Resources
  • Request for Board Approval
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • Anticorruption and integrity in ADB operations

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