Combating Corruption in Asia and the Pacific - Proceedings of the 1st Regional Anti-Corruption Conference (1999)


In a bid to counter the malign influence of corruption in the Asia-Pacific region, ADB and OECD sponsored a workshop on Combating Corruption in Asian and Pacific Economies held at the ADB headquarters from 29 September to 1 October 1999. The meeting provided a forum for participants - senior policymakers and government officials and leading representatives from the business sector and civil society in ADB and OECD member countries - to share their views on and experiences in fighting corruption on the national and international levels.
This publication covers a broad set of issues ranging from corruption as a challenge to good governance and economic development to anticorruption actions at national, regional, and international levels. It provides policymakers, business, civil-society organizations, and other stakeholders with an assessment of specific anti-corruption strategies already in place and explores new approaches. Moreover, it serves as a key element in the network building and information sharing which is essential to successful coordination and cooperation among key players in the reform effort.

 Foreword, Executive Summary, Keynote Address and Opening Remarks
 I. Regional Strategies and International Instruments to Fight Corruption
1.   India’s Anticorruption Strategy, Vijay K. Shunglu
2.   Corruption in Papua New Guinea, Paul Bengo
3.   International Instruments to Fight Corruption, Mark Pieth
4.   Fostering Greater Transparency in the Asia-Pacific Region, Robert Lees
5.   Actions to Fight Money Laundering of Proceeds of Crime, Michael C. Blanchflower
 II. Measures to Combat and Prevent Corruption
1.   Reforming the Philippine Customs Service Through Electronic Governance, Guillermo l.  Parayno, Jr.
2.   Anticorruption Strategies in Public Procurement, JeanMarie Fath Meyer
3.   Curbing Corruption in Procurement, Rocky H.T. Wong
4.   Corruption: The Costs for Development and Good Governance, Michael Johnston
5.   Accountability and Anticorruption Agencies in the Asia-Pacific Region, Jon S.T. Quah
6.   Pillars of Integrity: Supreme Audit Institutions, Rick Stapenhurst
7.   Denying Tax Deductibility of Bribery in the United Kingdom, Carolyn Hubbard
8.   Denying Tax Deductibility of Bribery in the Republic of Korea, Kuen Ho Chang
9.   Measures to Fight Corruption, Carlos R. Alindada
10. Combating Corruption in the Asia-Pacific Economies, Tunku Abdul Aziz
11. Encouraging Good Corporate Behavior, David Lyman
12. Company Codes of Conduct, Michael N. Davies
13. Fighting Corruption: The Role of Trade Unions, Esperanza Ocampo
14. Managing Business Fraud Risk, Steven Ingram
15. Good Mass Media Governance, Kavi Chongkittavorn
16. The Use of Report Cards in Monitoring Corruption, Samuel Paul
 III. Developing Anti-Corruption Strategies
1.   Hong Kong, China’s Anticorruption Strategy, Julie Mu Fee-man
2.   Strategies for Combating Corruption in Pakistan, Shafiur Rahman
3.   Korea’s Strategies to Fight Corruption, Hong Jae Im
4.   Anticorruption Initiatives of the US Agency for International Development, Ed Anderson
5.   Anticorruption Initiatives of the International Monetary Fund, Anton Op de Beke
6.   Anticorruption Initiatives of the World Bank, Bernard Funck
7.   Developing Effective Approaches to Implement Anticorruptions Strategies: A Summary of the Breakout Discussions
 Epilogue, List of Participants and Abbreviations

Combating Corruption in Asian and Pacific Economies. ADB/OECD. Manila. 2000. ISBN 971-561-288-1. 307 pages.



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