Office of Professional Ethics and Conduct Annual Report 2022: Inspiring Action

Institutional Document | July 2023

This annual report shows how ADB’s Office of Professional Ethics and Conduct (OPEC) worked throughout 2022 to enable a more respectful and inclusive workplace as employees began to return to the office post-pandemic.

It outlines how OPEC is expanding its mediation, training, and counselling to help people identify potential conflicts of interest, tackle ethical concerns, and prevent workplace harassment and discrimination. It sets out the types of inquiries OPEC handles, shows how it is bolstering its peer support network, and explains why creating a “speak up” culture helps everyone recognize unprofessional behavior and seek advice to resolve issues.


  • Introduction
  • Building a More Professional and Positive Workplace
  • Return to the Office Prompts Inquiry Rise
  • Measuring OPEC’s Activities
  • Making Workplace Mediation Part of OPEC's Tool Kit
  • How Mediation Helps Find Common Ground
  • Putting Workplace Climate Assessments to the Test
  • Changing Locations
  • Why Domestic Violence is a Workplace Issue
  • Combating Anxiety-Inducing Workplace Conflict
  • Reaching Out to Resident Missions
  • Growing CARE Peer Support Network Bridges Gap between Headquarters and Field Offices
  • Are Outside Jobs or Appointments Allowed?
  • Increasing Training and Outreach Programs
  • Are Political Posts on Social Media Permitted?
  • Meet the OPEC Team
  • Key Initiatives for 2023

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • ADB annual meetings and annual reports
  • 40
  • 8.5 x 11
  • ARM230232
  • 978-92-9270-211-3 (print)
  • 978-92-9270-212-0 (electronic)

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