Controlling Corruption in Asia and the Pacific: Proceedings of the 4th Regional Anti-Corruption Conference (2003)

 

The harmful effects of corruption on social welfare, political stability and economic development are well known. Combating corruption has gained high priority throughout the world. In Asia and the Pacific, 23 countries have in the framework of the ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia and the Pacific endorsed an Anti-Corruption Action Plan that guides reform efforts in their respective countries. While significant progress has been achieved under this regional instrument, the battle against corruption is far from being won.

To address this challenge and build capacity in a number of particularly crucial areas, the ADB/OECD Initiative's fourth regional anti-corruption conference has brought together more than 150 senior representatives of governments, the private sector, non-governmental organizations and the international development partner community in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in December 2003. The present publication offers an insight into the most recent national anti-corruption strategies of Asian and Pacific countries, as well as an overview of preventive and enforcement policies and practices developed in the region, with special focus on the management of conflict of interest, measures aimed at curbing corruption in public procurement, corporate ethics, whistleblower protection, forensic accounting and mutual legal assistance.

 Table of Contents, Foreword, Keynote Speech and Opening Remarks
 Chapter 1: Anti-Corruption Strategies of Asian and Pacific Countries
A. Australia’s Approach to Combating Corruption
B. Combating Corruption in the Philippines
C. Nepal’s Efforts to Control Corruption
D. Anti-Corruption Strategy of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
 Chapter 2: Integrity Management in the Private Sector
A. Designing Bribery and Fraud Prevention Programs in the Private Sector in Asia
B. To Bribe or not to Bribe… Dealing with the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention from a Business Perspective
 Chapter 3: Integrity Management in the Public Administration
A. Conflict of Interest – Vanuatu’s Experience
B. Managing Conflict of Interest in the Public Sector: The Experience of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
C. Putting Conflict-of-Interest-Policies into Practice: From Guidelines to Toolkit
 Chapter 4: Curbing Corruption in Public Procurement
A. Reforming Public Procurement
B. Analyzing the Public Procurement Process to Identify and Eliminate Risks of Corruption
 Chapter 5: Drafting and Implementing Whistleblower Protection Laws
A. The Scenario for Whistleblowers in India
B. Korea’s Whistleblower Protection and Reward System
C. Drafting and Implementing Whistleblower Protection Laws
 Chapter 6: Developing Expertise in Forensic Accounting
Forensic Accounting Courses in Malaysia
 Chapter 7: Mutual Legal Assistance and Repatriation of Proceeds of Corruption
A. Mutual Legal Assistance and Repatriation of Proceeds – Pakistan’s Experience
B. Improving Procedures for Mutual Legal Assistance and the Repatriation of Proceeds of Corruption
C. Mechanisms for Gathering Evidence Abroad
 Appendices

Controlling Corruption in Asia and the Pacific. ADB/OECD. Manila. February 2005. 216 pages. ISBN 971-561-562-7.