Bribery and corruption

Anti-corruption Initiative for Asia Pacific


About the initiative


Countries in the Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia Pacific have resolved to cooperate in the fight against corruption as early as 1999, when they launched the Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia-Pacific under the joint leadership of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Activities being carried out under the auspices of The Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia-Pacific are:

  • Collective action events and regional thematic workshops

  • Country-specific trainings In-country awareness-raising and capacity-building

  • Building the regional evidence base for further in-country work


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The Self-Evaluation Tool for Corruption Risk Assessment Processes


Business Integrity Trends in Asia-Pacific: Beyond the Covid-19 crisis

31 March 2021

This session will bring together representatives from different sectors to discuss examples and exchange ideas about innovative anticorruption initiatives that can help companies from big to small, weather the damages of the pandemic and maximize the impact of their companies by doing business with integrity.


2nd Meeting of Anti-Corruption Reforms in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: High Level Corruption and Independence of Prosecutors

15 February 2021

This webinar discussed the findings of reports recently conducted by the Anti-Corruption Network that identified high-level corruption and the key challenges to address it in the region. 

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Leveraging open source intelligence, whistleblower protection and reporting, and investigative journalism to combat corruption in times of crisis

18 December 2020

This webinar for members of the Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia-Pacific Law Enforcement Officials’ Network was organaised to help equip law enforcement officials working on transnational corruption cases to better detect, investigate and sanction corruption in times of crisis, through the use of open source intelligence, whistleblower reporting and investigative journalism. Jointly organised by the OECD and the American Bar Association, this event brought together expert speakers from law enforcement agencies across the Asia-Pacific region, along with whistleblowers and investigative journalists.

Participation was by invitation only. Any queries should be addressed to Paloma Cupello

Steering Group

24th Steering Group Meeting

17 December 2020

Initiative members came together virtually to:

  • report on the implementation of the 2018-2020 work programme

  • share member-country anti-corruption achievements

  • hear updates from development partners

  • outline a plan for the 2021-2023 work programme

Designated focal points and/or their alternates were invited. Any queries should be addressed to Marilyn Pizarro at


Previous steering group meetings

  • Leah Ambler:, Anti-Corruption Analyst, ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia and the Pacific
Publications and resources

Responsible Business Conduct and Anti-Corruption Compliance in Southeast Asia (2020)

Mutual Legal Assistance in Asia and the Pacific: Experiences in 31 Jurisdictions (2017)

Corporate measures to prevent and detect corruption (2014)

Building Multidisciplinary Frameworks to Combat Corruption (2011)

Criminalisation of Bribery in Asia and the Pacific (2010)

Criminalisation of Bribery Offences (2010)

Mutual Legal Assistance, Extradition, and Recovery of Proceeds of Corruption (2008)

Asset Recovery and Mutual Legal Assistance (2008)

Fighting Bribery in Public Procurement (2008)

Managing Conflict of Interest (2008)

Strategies for Business, Government and Civil Society to Fight Corruption (2008)

Strategies for Business, Government and Civil Society to Fight Corruption (2008)

Anti-Corruption Policies in Asia and the Pacific: legal and institutional reform in 25 countries (2006)

Denying Safe Haven to the Corrupt and the Proceeds of Corruption (2006)

Curbing Corruption in Public Procurement in Asia and the Pacific (2006) 

Knowledge - Commitment - Action against Corruption in Asia and the Pacific  (2005)

Curbing Corruption in Tsunami Relief Operations (2005)

Controlling Corruption in Asia and the Pacific (2003)

Taking Action Against Corruption in Asia and the Pacific  (2001)

Progress in the Fight against Corruption in Asia and the Pacific  (2000)

Combating Corruption in Asia and the Pacific (1999)




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