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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

10 December 2019 ADB supports regional conference to address corruption in infrastructure projects

ADB joined more than 150 leaders from government, private sector, civil society and anticorruption agencies to address corruption risks in infrastructure projects at a regional conference held under the Anticorruption Initiative for Asia-Pacific supported by ADB and OECD on 3 to 6 December 2019 in Ha Noi. ADB also discussed how corruption compromises the quality of infrastructure and deprives beneficiaries from their intended benefits, and the actions it takes to strengthen governance of infrastructure projects.

9 December 2019 ADB to support good corporate governance and anticorruption measures in private sector

ADB President Takehiko Nakao led ADB staff in commemorating International Anticorruption Day on 9 December 2019. In his remarks, the President urged ADB staff to collaborate with private sector partners on corporate governance for better development results. Keynote speakers Yanti Triwadiantini and Pana Ratanabanangkoon discussed initiatives to engage the private sector in the fight against corruption.

3 December 2019 ADB participates in Global Forum 10th Anniversary Plenary Meeting

ADB joined more than 500 delegates from 131 jurisdictions, including 19 developing member countries, and 15 international and regional organizations at the Global Forum 10th Anniversary Plenary Meeting on 26-27 November 2019 in Paris, for renewed discussions on efforts to advance the tax transparency agenda. As reflected in the Statement of Outcomes, the cooperation between the ADB and the Global Forum will be intensified with the intention of delivering even stronger support to Asia-Pacific countries.

29 May 2019 ADB supports developing member countries in seeking solution for digital economy taxation

ADB participated in the 7th meeting of the Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting on 28-29 May 2019 in Paris. Ninety-nine jurisdictions, including 14 ADB developing member countries, agreed on a Program of Work for resolving tax challenges arising from the digitalization of the economy by the end of 2020. 

14 May 2019 Capacity building on fighting corruption for Philippine immigration officers

About 50 officers from the Philippine Immigration Bureau (BI) learned about ADB’s anticorruption policy, sanctions framework, due diligence, and overall processes to help ensure that public funds are used for their intended purpose. Hosted by ADB on 14 May 2019, this session is part of a series of trainings to strengthen BI's integrity framework. For similar trainings, contact ADB's Office of Anticorruption and Integrity.

4 May 2019 Capacity building on integrity for Ateneo School of Government students

Students from the Ateneo School of Government (ASOG) who also work in public and private sectors, learned about ADB’s anticorruption and sanctions framework. The session was part of ASOG’s course on Combatting Corruption: Practice and Evidence, and included practical exercises on identifying integrity violations and conducting due diligence. For similar trainings, contact ADB's Office of Anticorruption and Integrity.

4 April 2019 ADB organizes IFI private sector integrity meeting

ADB Vice-President for Private Sector and Public-Private Partnerships Diwakar Gupta opened a 2-day private sector integrity meeting on 1 April 2019 in ADB headquarters. He asserted the international financial institutions' (IFI) obligation to safeguard public resources and ensure that private sector investments embody integrity and transparency. Mr. Gupta also lauded efforts the banks are taking to minimize integrity risks. ADB joined representatives from 13 other IFIs to discuss common integrity issues in their private sector operations. ADB also hosted a separate meeting for multilateral development banks' heads of integrity due diligence on 3 April 2019.

28 March 2019 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.

8 March 2019 ADB supports ASEAN Forum on Taxation priorities on international tax integrity

ADB, OECD, and Global Forum joined the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Forum on Taxation meeting on 7-8 March 2019 in Bangkok. Sixty tax officials from 10 ASEAN members discussed the tax challenges posed by digital economy, their mutual agreement procedures, and effective use of information exchange to counter tax evasion. Contact ADB's Office of Anticorruption and Integrity for more information on how ADB can support developing members with similar interests.

6 March 2019 Thailand tax auditors trained on exchange of information

Seventy tax auditors learned how to use exchange of information for auditing purposes at the Last Mile tax integrity seminar co-organized by ADB, Global Forum, and Revenue Department on 4-6 March 2019 in Bangkok. The seminar is part of ADB's assistance to Thailand in fighting tax evasion and mobilizing domestic resources. Contact ADB's Office of Anticorruption and Integrity for more information on how developing member countries with similar interests can participate.

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