Integrity Violations | Asian Development Bank

Integrity Violations

ADB defines integrity violations as any acts which violates ADB's Anticorruption Policy, including:

  • Corrupt practice: offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting, directly or indirectly, anything of value to influence improperly the actions of another party;
  • Fraudulent practice: any act or omission, including a misrepresentation, that knowingly or recklessly misleads, or attempts to mislead, a party to obtain a financial or other benefit or to avoid an obligation;
  • Coercive practice: impairing or harming, or threatening to impair or harm, directly or indirectly, any party or the property of the party to influence improperly the actions of a party;
  • Collusive practice: an arrangement between two or more parties designed to achieve an improper purpose, including influencing improperly the actions of another party;
  • Abuse: theft, waste or improper use of assets related to ADB-related activity, either committed intentionally or through reckless disregard;
  • Conflict of interest: any situation in which a party has interests that could improperly influence a party's performance of official duties or responsibilities, contractual obligations, or compliance with applicable laws and regulations;
  • Obstructive practice: includes (a) deliberately destroying, falsifying, altering or concealing of evidence material to an ADB investigation; (b) making false statements to investigators in order to materially impede an ADB investigation; (c) failing to comply with requests to provide information, documents, or records in connection with an OAI investigation; (d) threatening, harassing or intimidating any party to prevent it from disclosing its knowledge of matters relevant to the investigation or from pursuing the investigation; or (e) materially impeding ADB’s contractual rights of audit or inspection or access to information;
  • Violations of ADB sanctions;
  • Retaliation against whistleblowers or witnesses, which is any detrimental act, direct or indirect, recommended, threatened or taken against a whistleblower or witness or person associated with a whistleblower or witness in a manner material to a complaint because of the report or cooperation with an ADB investigation by the whistleblower or witness, which shall be investigated in accordance with Administrative Order (AO) 2.10; and
  • Other violations of ADB’s Anticorruption Policy, including failure to adhere to the highest ethic al standards.
  • Other misconducts. 

The integrity violations definitions are harmonized with those of other international financial institutions. These definitions are available in the following languages: