7th Regional Anti-Corruption Conference for Asia and the Pacific

 

Corruption is a multifaceted problem that requires a multidisciplinary solution. The need for multidisciplinary frameworks for combating corruption is also reflected in prevailing international standards, such as the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and other OECD instruments. These instruments address the problem from every angle - prevention in the public and private sectors, detection and law enforcement. The ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia and the Pacific, and the Government of India, have organised this conference to help governments, businesses and citizens in Asia-Pacitic find holistic approaches to the corruption problem.

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 Anti-Corruption Conference for Asia and the Pacific. The Conference provided a forum on establishing and implementing in Asia-Pacific some of the main features of an effective multidisciplinary anti-corruption framework: 1) international co-operation in multijurisdictional corruption investigations; 2) measures to prevent and detect corruption in public procurement; 3) corporate compliance, internal controls and ethics measures to fight corruption; and 4) strong citizen contributions to these frameworks.

Additional smaller breakout sessions delved further into more specialised areas of interest, such as effective international information-sharing in investigations; public procurement in high risk sectors; features of an effective corporate compliance programme; and strengthening citizens’ participation to increase integrity and transparency in government.

This Conference gathered experts from the 28 member countries and economies of the ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia and the Pacific. In addition, leading global experts, including from other regions and OECD member countries, shared their experiences. Experts came from all the relevant disciplines – representing international organizations, leading enterprises and businesses associations, civil society, and multilateral and donor organizations.

 

Previous conferences:
 6th Regional Anti-Corruption Conference (Singapore, November 2008)
 5th Regional Anti-Corruption Conference (Beijing, PR China, September 2005)
 4th Regional Anti-Corruption Conference (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, December 2003)
 3rd Regional Anti-Corruption Conference (Tokyo, Japan, 2001)
 2nd Regional Anti-Corruption Conference (Seoul, Korea, 2000)
 1st Regional Anti-Corruption Conference (Manila, Philippines, 1999)