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Anticorruption and Integrity

Underpinned by ADB's zero tolerance for corruption, the Office of Anticorruption and Integrity aligns with ADB’s commitment to strengthen governance across Asia and the Pacific as it mitigates integrity risks, investigates integrity violations, and promotes integrity among ADB’s stakeholders.

Activities

24 April 2017 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.

24 April 2017 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.

7 April 2017 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.

20 March 2017 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.

16 March 2017 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.

9 March 2017 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.

2 February 2017 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.

2 February 2017 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.

13 January 2017 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.

9 December 2016 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.

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