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 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.
DMCs trained on beneficial ownership and exchange of information standards
Seventy senior officials and tax assessors from 27 jurisdictions, including from 19 developing member countries (DMCs), participated in the training co-hosted by ADB and Global Forum on 8-12 October in Manila. They learned that ensuring identification of ultimate beneficial owners is at the forefront of international tax transparency standards.
ASEANSAI representatives train on proactive review and digital forensics
Thirty representatives from ASEAN Supreme Audit Institutions trained with ADB's Office of Anticorruption and Integrity (OAI) on digital forensics and proactive reviews on 3-4 October in Singapore. OAI experts also shared best practices and lessons from its proactive reviews and experiences in digital forensics. For similar training requirements, contact OAI.
ADB promotes international tax integrity standards as a tool to counter tax evasion
Senior tax and finance officials from 13 developing member countries in Asia and the Pacific learned how to harness exchange of information as a tool to combat offshore tax evasion and mobilize domestic resources. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Global Forum, OECD Korea Policy Centre, and ADB co-hosted the training on 10-14 September in Jeju, Republic of Korea.
ADB holds first safeguards policy workshop for trade finance partner banks
The Trade Finance Program conducted a workshop on ADB's environmental and social safeguards for more than 80 delegates from banks in 39 developing member on 4-5 September in Singapore. Refresher sessions on customer due diligence were also conducted. ADB Private Sector Transaction Support Division's Noel Peters and Ian Bryson, and Office of Anticorruption and Integrity Due Diligence Unit Head Joel Syquia were among the presenters.
ADB participates in Ethics Network of Multilateral Organizations meeting
ADB and 29 UN agencies/international finance institutions participated in the 10th Meeting of Ethics Network of Multilateral Organizations on 9-13 2018 July in New York, USA to share experiences and collaborate on issues related to their ethics functions. The UN Secretary General’s message to participants underscored ENMO’s crucial role in ensuring that international civil servants uphold the highest ethical standards.
ADB's Office of Anticorruption and Integrity conducts integrity and respect refresher sessions in People's Republic of China
ADB's Office of Anticorruption and Integrity (OAI) on 27 June 2018 conducted awareness sessions for staff of the People’s Republic of China Resident Mission, discussing their responsibilities to maintain a respectful workplace and uphold ADB's integrity principles.