The coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, pandemic significantly impacted the way OAI worked and what it was working on in 2020. This 2020 annual report highlights OAI’s initiatives that were deployed by expanding its reliance on technology, and engaging colleagues and external experts in developing member countries. OAI pivoted to a fully remote working environment and adapted to the stringent mobility restrictions during the pandemic.

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One of the keys to success in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
in a world reshaped by COVID-19 will lie in strengthening domestic resource mobilization
and international tax cooperation.

ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa
At the 53rd ADB Annual Meeting
17 September 2020

UN Women Programme Specialist Gaelle Claire Demolis highlighted how female representation brings in transparent public accountability and governance systems that are responsive to women’s and men’s needs.


Basel Institute of Governance Managing Director Gretta Fenner and ADB Philippine Country Director Kelly Bird discussed integrity risks and mitigating measures in emergency projects.


OECD’s Jeroen Michels and Paul Whittaker presented recommendations from recent OECD policy papers on promoting good governance and mitigating corruption risks in COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.


Five ways to stop corruption
in its tracks

During the pandemic, corruption in projects could mean the difference between life and death for the poor and vulnerable.


How did Mongolia get off the money laundering watch list in record time?

Mongolia worked with development partners and donor nations to craft a plan that proactively pursued policies on anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism.

ADB Philippine Country Director Kelly Bird shares lessons learned from working with agencies to deliver quick and life-saving interventions as part of emergency response.

iACT, iTalk

OAI launched a video series featuring anticorruption thought leaders who offer actionable solutions to governance issues.

Six out of nine videos produced were on safeguarding integrity in COVID-19-related projects.