ADB holds forensic auditing workshop in the Solomon Islands
A total of 38 representatives from the Solomon Islands' Ministry of Finance and Treasury, Office of the Auditor General, Ombudsman Office, accounting firms, and state-owned enterprises attended the workshop on 9-10 May in Honiara. Participants engaged in interactive case studies and exchanged fraud prevention or detection techniques and implementation experiences. To request for similar workshops, contact ADB's Office of Anticorruption and Integrity (OAI).
Anticorruption seminars held in Bangladesh
About 135 representatives from executing/implementing agencies, civil service organizations, consultants, contractors, and suppliers participated in seminars on ADB's Anticorruption Policy held on 23-27 April in Dhaka. Participants enhanced their skills in identifying and responding to possible fraud and corruption in ADB activities in Bangladesh.
ADB's Bangladesh Resident Mission participates in integrity due diligence training
About 50 Bangladesh Resident Mission staff, consultants, and contractors on 24 April participated in training aimed to prevent and detect possible fraud and corruption in ADB projects. Staff from the Office of Anticorruption and Integrity shared tools and case studies on conducting due diligence for effective project implementation and development effectiveness.
Respect at work briefing held in Bangladesh
Office of Anticorruption and Integrity Head Clare Wee on 24 April in Dhaka spoke with 50 Bangladesh Resident Mission staff, consultants, and contractors on ADB's new code of conduct and maintaining a respectful workplace. Participants were reminded to adhere to a high degree of integrity and uphold ADB's interests and reputation.
University students learn about ADB's anticorruption efforts
More than 40 students and faculty from the University of the Philippines’ National College of Public Administration and Governance (UP-NCPAG) on 7 April 2017 learned how ADB fights poverty by fighting corruption in the region. The iACT Learning Event was featured as part of UP-NCPAG’s Guest Lecture Series in celebration of its 65th anniversary.
Myanmar executing agency representatives attend training on projects against fraud and corruption
Representatives from Myanmar's Ministry of Construction and Department of Highways on 20 March participated in a training in Yangon on due diligence and lessons learned from prior proactive reviews.
Money service businesses strengthen AML/CFT controls
More than 100 participants from various money service businesses attended a workshop on anti-money laundering/countering financing of terrorism on 16-17 March in Cebu City, Philippines. The workshop focused on customer due diligence, identifying and reporting covered and suspicious transactions, and maintaining appropriate records to guard against money laundering and terrorism financing activities.
ADB holds seminar on anticorruption in Myanmar
More than 20 participants from various civil society organizations attended an anticorruption aeminar on 9 March in Yangon. The seminar aimed to enhance participants' knowledge of ADB’s Anticorruption Policy and their skills in preventing and detecting possible fraud and corruption in ADB projects in Myanmar.
Philippines' Department of Transportation – Land Transportation Office participates in anticorruption and integrity training
Forty-three directors and staff from the central office and 15 regional offices of the Philippines’ DOTr-LTO attended the anticorruption and integrity training held on 2 February at ADB's Headquarters in Manila. The participants gained and exchanged knowledge on ADB’s integrity framework, investigative tools and techniques, common corruption schemes, due diligence, and trade-based money laundering.
Integrity and Respect at Work training sessions held in ADB's Australia and Papua New Guinea offices
Fifty-three staff and consultants from ADB's Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office in Sydney, Australia and Papua New Guinea Resident Mission attended training sessions on Integrity and Respect at Work on 1-2 February. The training introduced the new Respectful Workplace Unit and emphasized the participants’ role in fostering a respectful work environment.