Strengthening the Positive and Professional Workplace at the Asian Development Bank: Office of Professional Conduct Annual Report 2021

Institutional Document | December 2022

This report provides an overview of the aims and initial activities of the Asian Development Bank’s Office of Professional Ethics and Conduct (formerly called OPC).

It sets out how OPC has been supporting the Asian Development Bank community through advice, training, and assistance in resolving concerns to help foster and sustain a more positive, accountable, and ethics-driven workplace. The report covers the period from when OPC was established in May 2020 to December 2021. In 2022, OPC became known as the Office of Professional Ethics and Conduct (OPEC).


  • The Office of Professional Conduct
  • Why Positive and Professional Work Environments Matter
  • Mission and Objectives of the Office of Professional Conduct
  • Origins
  • Guiding Principles
  • Helping Staff Navigate and Prevent Conflicts of Interest
  • Measuring Activities
  • Training and Outreach Programs
  • Protecting Confidentiality, Anonymity, and against Retaliation
  • Upcoming Initiatives
  • Preparing ADB for the Future of Work
  • Meet the Team

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • 28
  • 8.5 x 11
  • ARM220432
  • 978-92-9269-936-9 (print)
  • 978-92-9269-937-6 (electronic)

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