Workshop held on money service businesses to strengthen AML/CFT controls
About 80 participants from various money service businesses attended the anti-money laundering/countering financing of terrorism workshop organized by Anti-Money Laundering Council and ADB on 12-13 January in Pampanga, Philippines. Participants learned how to conduct customer due diligence, identify covered and suspicious transactions, and maintain appropriate records to guard against money laundering and financing of terrorism activities.
President commits to fighting corruption
President Nakao joined ADB staff at an annual event commemorating International Anticorruption Day on 9 December at ADB headquarters in Manila. The President in his remarks pledged ADB's continuing support to the region in its fight against corruption and the promotion of tax integrity. See the photo.
Anticorruption and integrity training held for Philippine government agencies
An anticorruption capacity building training on forensic accounting tools and techniques, anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism, and ADB's framework on integrity and respectful workplace was held on 28 November at the ADB headquarters in Manila. Seventy-six representatives from the Department of Finance – Bureau of Customs, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Justice – Bureau of Immigration, Department of Transportation – Land Transportation Office, the Office of the Ombudsman, and the Sandiganbayan (anti-graft court) attended.
Training to prevent fraud and corruption held in Mongolia
ADB's Mongolia Resident Mission hosted an integrity training attended by staff from the government and private sector in Mongolia on 24 November in Ulaanbaatar. The training aimed to enhance staff's skills on identifying red flags in project implementation and conducting due diligence.
ADB helps strengthen supreme audit institutions skills
Supreme audit institutions from selected ASEAN countries joined the workshop hosted by ADB on 16-17 November in Malaysia. The integrity sessions aimed to enhance auditors skills on preventing fraud and corruption, identifying red flags, and conducting due diligence. For those interested in similar trainings, please contact OAI.
ADB joins the plenary at the Institute of Internal Auditors Convention
ADB joined the Philippines' IIA Convention on 19-21 October in Bacolod City, which was attended by 260 internal auditors. ADB presented The Influence of Culture in a Fraud Environment at the plenary, and shared its approach and challenges in influencing culture to institute change in the fight against fraud and corruption.
ADB joins panel discussions at the Conference of International Investigators
ADB on 5-7 October participated at the annual Conference of International Investigators, hosted by the International Anti-Corruption Academy and attended by 48 international financial institutions. ADB participated in the panel discussion on Combating Fraud and Corruption in Development Projects through Enforcement and Prevention.
Nepal project officials learn due diligence skills
About 20 Nepal project officials attended ADB's Anticorruption Seminar on 22-23 September in Bhairahawa. The officials learned about ways to detect red flags and conduct due diligence during project implementation, and the benefits of doing so to avoid project implementation delays.
ADB conducts anticorruption seminars in Kathmandu
Over 80 participants from the Government of Nepal, CSOs, and the private sector attended a series of anticorruption seminars on 18-20 September 2016. The seminars focused on raising awareness of ADB's Anticorruption Policy and enhancing participants' skills at detecting fraud and corruption during project implementation.
Anticorruption seminars, integrity due diligence briefing held in Afghanistan
Civil society organizations, consultants, contractors, suppliers, and representatives from Afghanistan's government participated in anticorruption seminars on 29-31 August in Kabul. More than 70 participants were guided on ADB's Anticorruption Policy, as well as identifying and responding to fraud and corruption in projects in Afghanistan. An integrity due diligence briefing was held separately for ADB's Afghanistan Resident Mission staff.