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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

3 May 2018 Project procurement review for Viet Nam’s Water Sector Investment Program

Viet Nam government agencies and ADB commenced a project procurement-related review on 23-26 April for the investment program (tranches 1 to 3) at four different locations. Project procurement reviews examine project procurement, disbursements, and asset inspections to ensure that project integrity risks are addressed and funds are used for intended purposes.

27 April 2018 Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs upgrade skills in detecting fraud

Twenty-six officers and staff from the Office of Consular Affairs of the Philippines' Department of Foreign Affairs enhanced their fraud detection skills through a training organized by ADB's Office of Institutional Services-Government Relations Unit and Office of Anticorruption and Integrity on 20 April in Manila. Using case study exercises, the participants developed new techniques to identify red flags and review documents with professional skepticism.

17 April 2018 Tax auditors from Pacific developing member countries receive exchange of information training

Tax auditors from 12 Pacific developing member countries learned to effectively use exchange of information (EOI) tools at a seminar by Global Forum, Pacific Islands Tax Administrators Association, and ADB on 10 to 12 April in Nadi. Fiji Revenue and Customs Services CEO Visvanath Das in his closing remarks underscored the importance of international cooperation and EOI in securing domestic revenue.

15 March 2018 ADB supports the Philippines’ Securities and Exchange Commission to strengthen its anti-money laundering regime

Over 30 officials from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) collaborated with ADB to develop anti-money laundering guidelines for SEC-regulated entities at a workshop held on 5-6 March in Tagaytay City. The workshop is part of ADB’s technical assistance to support the creation of an anti-money laundering unit at SEC. 

7 March 2018 Mongolia’s private sector receives continued support to develop AML/CFT compliance programs

To develop effective anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) programs, 80 participants from banks, remittance and real estate agencies in Ulaanbaatar attended a series of workshops on 26-28 February. ADB is rolling out toolkits to help participants improve their internal anti-money laundering regimes.

2 March 2018 Seminars in Afghanistan reinforce stakeholders’ anticorruption awareness

Forty-two executing and implementing agencies, civil society organizations, and private sector representatives reinforced their knowledge of ADB’s Anticorruption Policy and skills for detecting integrity violations at the seminars held on 20-21 February in Kabul. A session on ADB’s investigation processes and new procurement framework was also conducted for the National Procurement Authority on 19 February.

1 March 2018 Afghanistan Resident Mission participates in Respect at Work and Integrity Due Diligence session

To raise awareness and enhance skills on due diligence for preventing fraud and corruption in ADB projects, 27 staff and consultants were briefed on ADB’s Code of Conduct (AO 2.02) and Disciplinary Measures and Procedures (AO 2.04) on 21 February in Kabul, Afghanistan. 

1 March 2018 Afghanistan’s Ministry of Finance, ADB explore how to strengthen project transparency

Afghanistan’s Deputy Minister for Finance and ADB Alternate Governor Mohammad Khalid Payenda, together with Afghanistan Resident Mission Country Director Samuel Tumiwa and OAI Director David Binns, explored how ADB can support the Government of Afghanistan to strengthen transparency in ADB projects. The meeting was held on 21 February in Kabul.

27 February 2018 Follow-up review held for Greater Colombo Water and Wastewater Management Program

Sri Lanka's officials will gain implementation assistance from the project procurement related review (PPRR) team of ADB's Office of Anticorruption and Integrity during the follow-up review of the Greater Colombo Water and Wastewater Management Improvement Investment Program. The review, which kicked off on 20 February, will validate implementation progress on the 2016 PPRR recommendations.

2 February 2018 Seminars in India strengthen stakeholders’ anticorruption capabilities

Over 70 representatives from executing and implementing agencies, civil society organizations, contractors, suppliers, and consultants strengthened their knowledge of ADB’s Anticorruption Policy and skills to prevent and detect integrity violations in ADB-financed projects through a series of anticorruption seminars held on 30 January-1 February in New Delhi. ADB's India Resident Mission and Office of Anticorruption and Integrity organized the seminars.

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