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Anticorruption and Integrity

Underpinned by ADB's zero tolerance for corruption, the Office of Anticorruption and Integrity aligns with ADB’s commitment to strengthen governance across Asia and the Pacific as it mitigates integrity risks, investigates integrity violations, and promotes integrity among ADB’s stakeholders.

In the Spotlight

Project Document

Palau: North Pacific Regional Connectivity Investment Project

The proactive integrity review report presents ADB’s recommendations for the procurement process of the North Pacific Regional Connectivity Investment Project in Palau.

Speech

International Anticorruption Day: Strengthening Governance Systems to Combat Illicit Financial Flows in the Time of COVID-19 - Masatsugu Asakawa

ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa emphasized how ADB's anticorruption measures and capacity building initiatives complement efforts by media and civil society in fighting illicit financial flows at the 10th celebration of ADB's International Anticorruption Day.

Speech

International Anticorruption Conference - Masatsugu Asakawa

ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa discussed the key regional challenges arising from corruption and the flow of dirty money at the International Anti-Corruption Conference opening plenary session, Designing 2030: Truth, Trust, and Transparency.

News

ADB to Establish Regional Hub to Help Economies Improve Domestic Resource Mobilization and Tax Cooperation

ADB is establishing a regional hub to promote knowledge sharing and strengthen cooperation on tax policy and tax administration across economies in Asia and the Pacific and their development partners.

Fighting Fraud and Corruption in ADB Projects

ADB is entrusted with public funds to help achieve its vision of a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and Pacific region. The Office of Anticorruption and Integrity (OAI) leads the integrity initiatives of ADB through the conduct of investigations, proactive integrity reviews, integrity due diligence, and knowledge-sharing with ADB’s stakeholders.

OAI’s mandate is underpinned by ADB’s zero tolerance for corruption. It is aligned with ADB’s broader commitment to combat corruption and improve governance as an operational priority of ADB Strategy 2030.

In the strategy, ADB reiterates that the ability of countries to develop resilience from disasters and economic shocks stems from institutions and governance, free from corruption and other integrity violations. Through transparent, effective, and accountable aid, ADB seeks sustainable and inclusive paths toward sustainable growth and poverty reduction.

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Technical Assistance

Find out about technical assistance projects being managed by ADB’s Office of Anticorruption and Integrity:

Fast Facts

 

1,386

Firms currently debarred by ADB
as of 31 March 2021

 

850

Individuals currently debarred by ADB
as of 31 March 2021

Publications

Institutional Document

Office of Anticorruption and Integrity: 2019 Annual Report

This publication outlines the 2019 initiatives of ADB’s Office of Anticorruption and Integrity, in collaboration with regional and international partners.

Institutional Document

Office of Anticorruption and Integrity: 2018 Annual Report

This report presents progress and achievements of the Office of Anticorruption and Integrity implemented or completed in 2018.

Institutional Document

Asset Inspection for Project Integrity: A Reference Guide for Executing and/or Implementing Agencies

This guide provides a practical framework for asset inspection in ADB-financed projects.

Institutional Document | 31 May 2018

A Guidebook on the Compliance Review Function of ADB’s Accountability Mechanism – For ADB Management and Staff

This guidebook serves to explain in detail and improve the understanding of ADB Management and staff of the compliance review function of ADB’s accountability mechanism.