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10th Regional Conference: Preventing and Combating Corruption in Infrastructure Projects in Asia-Pacific

03 December 2019 to 06 December 2019
Hanoi
Viet Nam

Asian Development Bank’s Strategy 2030 identifies infrastructure development as a source of global growth and that an efficient infrastructure is a key priority to promote social and economic development. Countries in Asia-Pacific heavily invest in public infrastructure to drive socio-economic growth, facilitate domestic and cross-border trade, and mitigate the effects of climate change. These large-scale projects are highly susceptible to corruption risks and therefore, there is a compelling need to manage corruption risks, develop measures to prevent corruption, and ensure that resources invested in infrastructure projects are used for intended purposes. This is in line with Strategy 2030’s operational priority that calls for the development of institutional capacity to promote effective, timely, and corruption-free service delivery.

The 10th Regional Conference of the Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia-Pacific was organized to address corruption issues in infrastructure projects. Hosted by the Government of Viet Nam in cooperation with the Government Inspectorate of Viet Nam and supported by Asian Development Bank and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the regional conference comprised of three meetings: Business Integrity Meeting; Public Integrity Network Meeting; and Steering Group Meeting. More than 140 delegates from 28 countries represented by experts and leaders from anti-corruption bodies, local and multinational companies and business organizations, civil society, and international organizations participated in the conference. Delegates exchanged ideas on corruption risks in infrastructure projects and discussed solutions to curb undue influence, strengthen risk management, and improve corruption prevention. H.E. Mr. Truong Hoa Binh, Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of Viet Nam and regional leaders presented the conclusions of the conference during the High Level Segment held at the closing of the conference.

 

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
03 Dec 2019 Business Integrity Meeting
03 Dec 2019 Welcome and Introduction Opening remarks by Government Inspectorate of Viet Nam
   
Tran Ngoc Liem
03 Dec 2019 Welcome and Introduction Speech by United Nations Development Programme
       
Diana Torres
03 Dec 2019 Roundtable Discussion: The Compliance Climate in Asia-Pacific Thai Private Sector Collective Action Against Corruption
The losses of corruption, success stories, and how a private initiative like Thailand's Collective Action Against Corruption has been fighting...
Pana Ratanabanangkoon
03 Dec 2019 Roundtable Discussion: The Compliance Climate in Asia-Pacific Application of Anti-Bribery Management Systems in Administrative and Public Agencies in Viet Nam
The International standard ISO 37001 on Antibribery management system and the economic benefits of standards.
Phung Manh Truong
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
04 Dec 2019 Public Integrity Network Meeting
04 Dec 2019 Welcome and Introduction Opening remarks by Government Inspectorate of Viet Nam
   
Nguyen Van Thanh
04 Dec 2019 Opening session: Corruption Challenges Related to Infrastructure Projects in Asia-Pacific G20 Compendium of Good Practices for Promoting Integrity and Transparency in Infrastructure Development and the Way Forward
The consequences of corruption in infrastructure development and the G20 Compendium of Good Practices.
Shohei Sonoda
04 Dec 2019 Opening session: Corruption Challenges Related to Infrastructure Projects in Asia-Pacific Corruption Risk in Investment Infrastructure Projects under Private-Public Partnership
Corruption risks in pubic-private partnership infrastructure projects in Viet Nam.
Le Quoc Dat
04 Dec 2019 Opening session: Corruption Challenges Related to Infrastructure Projects in Asia-Pacific PIN Presentation for AC Initiative
ADB's approach and measures to promote integrity in its infrastructure projects and Proactive Integrity Reviews.
John Versantvoort
04 Dec 2019 Opening session: Corruption Challenges Related to Infrastructure Projects in Asia-Pacific Rooting out Corruption Through Transparency and Accountability
CoST – the Infrastructure Transparency Initiative (CoST) is the leading global initiative improving transparency and accountability in public...
Peter Matthews
04 Dec 2019 Session 1: Bridge or a Tunnel? Safeguarding the Public Interest and Averting Undue Influence in Infrastructure Projects Strengthening Anti-Corruption for Win-Win Development
The Clean Silk Road Forum forged collective actions through international cooperation against corruption.
Wang Hui
04 Dec 2019 Session 1: Bridge or a Tunnel? Safeguarding the Public Interest and Averting Undue Influence in Infrastructure Projects Towards Enhanced Efficiency, Transparency and Accountability in Public Road Construction
Recommendations to enhance efficiency, accountability, and transparency in road construction, implications of corruption, and interventions ...
Kezang Tshering
04 Dec 2019 Session 1: Bridge or a Tunnel? Safeguarding the Public Interest and Averting Undue Influence in Infrastructure Projects Mining Awards Corruption Risk Assessment Tool
Steps of Mining Awards Corruption Risk Assessment Tool and corruption risk hotspots.
Serena Lilywhite
04 Dec 2019 Session 2: Auditing of Large Infrastructure Projects: from Oversight and Insight to Foresight Roles of the State Audit in Enhancing Effectiveness of Capital Investment Projects - from Practical Perspective
The difficulties and challenges of state audit and lessons learned.
Hoang Phu Tho
04 Dec 2019 Session 2: Auditing of Large Infrastructure Projects: from Oversight and Insight to Foresight Auditing of Large Infrastructure Project from Oversight and Insight to Foresight
The role of auditors and auditing large infrastructure projects and the good practices from audit that can drive systematic change in corruption...
Sutthi Suntharanuraki
04 Dec 2019 Session 2: Auditing of Large Infrastructure Projects: from Oversight and Insight to Foresight Proactive Integrity Review for Project Resilience against Corruption
ADB's Project Integrity Reviews, focus, method, checklists, and and key outcomes.
Cholpon Mambetova
04 Dec 2019 Session 3: Promoting Integrity in Infrastructure Projects and Beyond: Country Innovations and Perspectives Irregularities and Corruption in Infrastructure Contracts
An assessment study of non-performing contracts by the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority in Nepal.
Ganesh Joshi
04 Dec 2019 Session 3: Promoting Integrity in Infrastructure Projects and Beyond: Country Innovations and Perspectives Corruption Prevention in Infrastructure Projects and Business Integrity: Georgia’s Experience
Corruption prevention in infrastructure projects as a priority of the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan of Georgia. 
Pelagia Makhauri
04 Dec 2019 Session 3: Promoting Integrity in Infrastructure Projects and Beyond: Country Innovations and Perspectives Approaches for Combating Corruption in Infrastructure Projects in Bangladesh
Approaches to lessen integrity risks in infrastructure projects in Bangladesh.
Dilwar Bakth
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
05 Dec 2019 Public Integrity Network Meeting
05 Dec 2019 Session 4: Clean Infrastructure Projects as a Catalyst for Achieving SDGs Enhancing Public-Private Partnerships to Improve the Mobilization of Social Resources for Sustainable Development Goals
The shortcomings and weaknesses of public-private procurement projects and orientation for improvement: Viet Nam experience.
Nguyen Duc Kien
05 Dec 2019 Session 4: Clean Infrastructure Projects as a Catalyst for Achieving SDGs Integrity in Water and Sanitation Infrastructure
Water integrity and risk mitigation in water infrastructure projects.         
Lotte Feuerstein
05 Dec 2019 Session 4: Clean Infrastructure Projects as a Catalyst for Achieving SDGs Pitfalls and Risks in Aid Funded Infrastructure Projects: Cook Islands - Where are they and how big?
The rewards and problems of improving infrastructure in Cook Islands.
Geoff Stoddart
05 Dec 2019 Session 4: Clean Infrastructure Projects as a Catalyst for Achieving SDGs Mega-Infrastructure Projects: Open Data and Open Government for Transparency and Accountability
Cost overruns, incomplete information, and confusing data of mega infrastructure projects.
Yusof Khairil
05 Dec 2019 Session 5: Interactive Workshop – Addressing Integrity Violations in Infrastructure Projects Workshop facilitated by ADB and OECD
Case study on opportunities of undue influence and capture in infrastructure projects.
05 Dec 2019 Steering Group Meeting External Evaluation of the Initiative
Main objectives and scope, methodology of evaluation, main findings and recommendations.
Cholpon Mambetova
05 Dec 2019 Steering Group Meeting Discussion Paper on Work Programme (2018-2020)
Status of implementation of the 2018-2020 Work Programme and strategic orientations for future work.
Mathilde Mesnard
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
06 Dec 2019 Public Integrity Network Meeting
06 Dec 2019 Session 6: Mitigating Risks in Investment Funds: A Strategic Approach to Tackling Fraud and Corruption Risks Managing Integrity Risks in Public Infrastructure
The financial and non-financial costs of corruption in public infrastructure and integrity risk management strategies.
Gavin Ugale
06 Dec 2019 Session 6: Mitigating Risks in Investment Funds: A Strategic Approach to Tackling Fraud and Corruption Risks The Role of PPS to Ensure Transparency in Construction Work
The process of construction project and e-procurement in Korea. 
Jisun Kim
06 Dec 2019 Session 6: Mitigating Risks in Investment Funds: A Strategic Approach to Tackling Fraud and Corruption Risks The Practice of "Clean Project” of Beijing Daxing International Airport
The building of Beijing Daxing International Airport, the largest new airport in the world, is an example of a "Clean Project" to ensure...
Yuan Haipeng
06 Dec 2019 Session 6: Mitigating Risks in Investment Funds: A Strategic Approach to Tackling Fraud and Corruption Risks Mitigating Risks in Investment Funds: A Strategic Approach to Tacking Fraud and Corruption Risks – Case of Azerbaijan
National and international initiatives to tackle fraud and corruption risks in Azerbaijan.
Kamran Aliyev
06 Dec 2019 Closing of the Public Integrity Network Meeting Remarks by Government Inspectorate of Viet Nam
   
Nguyen Van Thanh
06 Dec 2019 High Level Segment
06 Dec 2019 High Level Segment Remarks by Asian Development Bank
   
John Versantvoort
06 Dec 2019 High Level Segment Remarks by United Nations Development Programme
   
Caitlin Weisen
06 Dec 2019 High Level Segment Closing Remarks by the Deputy Prime Minister, Government of Viet Nam
   
H.E. Mr. Truong Hoa Binh

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