Events

Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia-Pacific

27 September 2019

The Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia-Pacific (the Initiative) was established in 1999 as a regional forum to support national and multilateral efforts that address and reduce corruption in Asia and the Pacific. It is ADB’s flagship program on anticorruption and is composed of 31 members that have subscribed to the 2001 Action Plan.

The Initiative focuses on building capacity of its member countries to effectively implement the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), the only legally binding universal anticorruption instrument. It promotes peer-learning, mutual support, and exchange of expertise through (1) regular meetings of its Steering Group and self-reporting; (2) thematic reviews and scoping exercises; (3) capacity building seminars; and (4) regional anticorruption conferences.

A Secretariat, jointly managed by ADB and OECD, supports the Initiative. The Office of Anticorruption and Integrity is ADB’s focal point to the Initiative.

The Initiative’s resources from 1999 to 2017 are also available on the OECD website.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
01 Jan 2019 2019 10th Regional Anti-Corruption Conference: Combatting Corruption in Infrastructure Projects in Asia-Pacific
The Regional Conference will host the Law Enforcement Network (LEN) Meeting and the Public Integrity Network (PIN) Meeting. The...
01 Jan 2019 2017 9th Regional Anti-Corruption Conference: Nurturing an Anti-Corruption Culture in the Asia-Pacific Region
The 9th Regional Conference consisted of a High-Level Panel and Public Integrity Network (PIN), which brought together government leaders and...
01 Jan 2019 2014 8th Regional Anti-Corruption Conference: Fighting Corruption and Building Trust
The 8th ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Conference focused on key levers for restoring trust in government and building trust by and in the...
01 Jan 2019 2011 7th Regional Anti-Corruption Conference for Asia and the Pacific
On 28-29 September 2011, the ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia and the Pacific and the Government of India co-hosted the 7th Regional...
01 Jan 2019 2008 6th Regional Anti-Corruption Conference for Asia and the Pacific
This conference provided a regional forum to assess the role of businesses, governments, and civil society in the fight against corruption, ...
01 Jan 2019 2005 5th Regional Anti-Corruption Conference for Asia and the Pacific
The ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative held the 5th Regional Anti-Corruption Conference for Asia and the Pacific in Beijing, China, on 28-30...
01 Jan 2019 2003 4th Regional Anti-Corruption Conference for Asia and the Pacific
The fourth Regional Anti-Corruption conference held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, marked the end of the first implementation cycle under the ...
01 Jan 2019 2001 3rd Regional Anti-Corruption Conference for Asia and the Pacific
The Tokyo conference was the third annual conference of the ADB OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia-Pacific. The Initiative was launched...
01 Jan 2019 2000 2nd Regional Anti-Corruption Conference for Asia and the Pacific
The Conference held in Seoul, Korea, was the annual conference 2000 of the ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia and the Pacific...
01 Jan 2019 1999 1st Regional Anti-Corruption Conference for Asia and the Pacific
In a bid to counter the malign influence of corruption, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and ...
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
01 Jan 2018 2018 Training and Public Integrity Network Meeting on Preventing Corruption in Public Procurement
About 50 participants from over 20 countries learned how to prevent and detect corruption in public procurement in a two-day training program...
01 Jan 2018 2016 Development with Values: Social Fence Against Corruption
The ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia and the Pacific held its 14th Regional Seminar in Thimphu, Bhutan on 9-10 November...
01 Jan 2018 2013 Seminar on Whistleblowing and Srengthening Anti-Corruption Agencies
The 12th Regional Seminar of the ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia-Pacific took place in Dili, Timor-Leste on 24-25 July 2013. The...
01 Jan 2018 2012 Seminar on Asset Disclosure, Illicit Flows, and Recovery of the Proceeds of Bribery
he 11th Regional Seminar of the ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia-Pacific took place in Hanoi, Vietnam on 23-24 October 2012. Hosted...
01 Jan 2018 2010 Seminar on the Criminalization of Bribery
The ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia and the Pacific held its 10th Regional Seminar on 23-24 September 2010 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia...
01 Jan 2018 2009 Seminar on the Political Economy of Corruption
On 9-10 September 2009, the ADB/OECD Initiative held a regional seminar on the Political Economy of Corruption. The event featured a keynote...
01 Jan 2018 2009 Seminar on Corruption Prevention
The prevention of corruption is unquestionably a key component of a successful anti-corruption strategy. Accordingly, the Initiative's Steering...
01 Jan 2018 2007 Seminar on Fighting Bribery in Public Procurement
The fight against bribery and corruption ranks high on the reform agenda of Asian and Pacific countries. Various reforms have been implemented...
01 Jan 2018 2007 Seminar on Asset Recovery and Mutual Legal Assistance
Bringing the corrupt to justice and recovering the proceeds of corruption have become more challenging as people and assets cross borders with...
01 Jan 2018 2007 Seminar on Conflict of Interest - A Fundamental Anticorruption Concept
Conflicts of interest are a breeding ground for corruption, and there is growing consensus that detecting and managing conflict of interest ...
01 Jan 2018 2006 Seminar on Denying Safe Haven to the Corrupt and the Proceeds of Corruption
Enhancing Asia-Pacific Cooperation on MLA, Extradition and the Recovery and Return of the Proceeds of Corruption Success in the fight against...
01 Jan 2018 2005 Experts Meeting on Curbing Corruption in Tsunami Relief Operations
The delivery of humanitarian assistance and reconstruction aid following the tsunami disaster in the Indian Ocean in December 2004 raises concerns...
01 Jan 2018 2005 Master Training Seminar on Meeting International Anti-Corruption Standards
The recent signature of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) by many of the Initiative’s members has created the need for certain legal...
01 Jan 2018 2004 Master Training Seminar on Curbing Corruption in Public Procurement
Corruption and related fraudulent practices in public procurement cause grave loss to most of the region’s countries. They entail tremendous...
01 Jan 2018 2003 Training Seminar on Effective Prosecution of Corruption
Prosecution of corruption is a particularly difficult endeavor and success in this field is still too rare. The detection rate is often low ...

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