ADB supports developing member countries in seeking solution for digital economy taxation
ADB participated in the 7th meeting of the Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting on 28-29 May 2019 in Paris. Ninety-nine jurisdictions, including 14 ADB developing member countries, agreed on a Program of Work for resolving tax challenges arising from the digitalization of the economy by the end of 2020.
Capacity building on fighting corruption for Philippine immigration officers
About 50 officers from the Philippine Immigration Bureau (BI) learned about ADB’s anticorruption policy, sanctions framework, due diligence, and overall processes to help ensure that public funds are used for their intended purpose. Hosted by ADB on 14 May 2019, this session is part of a series of trainings to strengthen BI's integrity framework. For similar trainings, contact ADB's Office of Anticorruption and Integrity.
Capacity building on integrity for Ateneo School of Government students
Students from the Ateneo School of Government (ASOG) who also work in public and private sectors, learned about ADB’s anticorruption and sanctions framework. The session was part of ASOG’s course on Combatting Corruption: Practice and Evidence, and included practical exercises on identifying integrity violations and conducting due diligence. For similar trainings, contact ADB's Office of Anticorruption and Integrity.
ADB organizes IFI private sector integrity meeting
ADB Vice-President for Private Sector and Public-Private Partnerships Diwakar Gupta opened a 2-day private sector integrity meeting on 1 April 2019 in ADB headquarters. He asserted the international financial institutions' (IFI) obligation to safeguard public resources and ensure that private sector investments embody integrity and transparency. Mr. Gupta also lauded efforts the banks are taking to minimize integrity risks. ADB joined representatives from 13 other IFIs to discuss common integrity issues in their private sector operations. ADB also hosted a separate meeting for multilateral development banks' heads of integrity due diligence on 3 April 2019.
Roundtable on fighting crime and closing market gaps
US Department of the Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Ms. Sigal Mandelker, spoke at a meeting convened by ADB's Trade Finance Program and Office of Anticorruption and Integrity on 28-29 March 2019 in Singapore. The roundtable aimed to solve five issues impeding the fight against financial crime and closing trade finance gaps associated with anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing efforts. Regulators, global banks, and international organizations participated.
ADB supports ASEAN Forum on Taxation priorities on international tax integrity
ADB, OECD, and Global Forum joined the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Forum on Taxation meeting on 7-8 March 2019 in Bangkok. Sixty tax officials from 10 ASEAN members discussed the tax challenges posed by digital economy, their mutual agreement procedures, and effective use of information exchange to counter tax evasion. Contact ADB's Office of Anticorruption and Integrity for more information on how ADB can support developing members with similar interests.
Thailand tax auditors trained on exchange of information
Seventy tax auditors learned how to use exchange of information for auditing purposes at the Last Mile tax integrity seminar co-organized by ADB, Global Forum, and Revenue Department on 4-6 March 2019 in Bangkok. The seminar is part of ADB's assistance to Thailand in fighting tax evasion and mobilizing domestic resources. Contact ADB's Office of Anticorruption and Integrity for more information on how developing member countries with similar interests can participate.
ADB supports DMCs’ efforts to counter base erosion and profit shifting
Tax officials from 11 developing member countries (DMCs) on 11-16 November participated in an OECD workshop held in Seoul on the multilateral instrument that implements tax treaty-related measures to prevent base erosion and profit sharing (BEPS). ADB provided a session on how it can support strengthening tax systems, countering BEPS, and improving domestic resource mobilization. Contact the Office of Anticorruption and Integrity (OAI) for more information on how DMCs with similar interests can participate.
При содействии АБР в Астане прошел тренинг по противодействию коррупции
Около 50 представителей антикоррупционных ведомств из стран Азиатско-Тихоокеанского региона приняли участие в тренинге по противодействию коррупции при проведении государственных закупок, прошедшем в Астане 6-8 ноября. Организованный в рамках Антикоррупционный Инициативы, тренинг охватил такие темы, как свободные от коррупции закупки, риски нарушения принципов добросовестности и технологии предотвращений коррупции. Государственный секретарь Гульшара Абдакаликова и Министр финансов Алихан Смаилов выступили с приветственными обращениями.
ADB holds anticorruption training in Kazakhstan
About 50 representatives of anticorruption agencies from Asia and the Pacific learned about preventing corruption in public procurement on 6-8 November in Astana. Conducted under the Anticorruption Initiative, the training covered corruption-free procurement, integrity risks, and technologies to prevent corruption. Kazakhstan State Secretary Gulshara Abdykalikova and Minister of Finance Alikhan Smailov welcomed the delegates.