The fight against bribery and corruption ranks high on the reform agenda of Asian and Pacific countries. Various reforms have been implemented over the past years to prevent corruption and to establish frameworks to sanction bribery when it occurs. Despite these efforts, bribery and especially bribery in public procurement remain recurrent in many countries, and further strengthening of frameworks and policies in this area is urgent.
International instruments now set standards for anti-bribery policies, legislation and institutions in public procurement. Translating these international standards into legislation and policies constitutes considerable challenges.
The Initiative's 7th regional technical seminar is dedicated to highlight practical options and disseminate experience in making the international standards operational to encourage policy developments
The training seminar was hosted by the Corruption Eradication Commission of Indonesia (KPK).