About the Initiative
The Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia and the Pacific (ACI), established in 1999, provides a regional forum for policy makers, practitioners, experts, and private sector representatives to exchange practices and experiences in anti-corruption and business integrity efforts. The Initiative is comprised of 34 member economies in Asia and the Pacific and operated under the joint Secretariat of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
The initiative is mandated to support the member governments’ efforts through:
The Asian Development Bank and the OECD have entered into a knowledge partnership agreement to bolster national and multilateral efforts to address corruption risks in responses to emergency situations in Asia and the Pacific.
11th Regional Conference of the Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia and the Pacific
9-11 May 2023
Under the theme “From Pandemic to Recovery: Building Resilient Economies through Transparency, Integrity and Trust”, the regional conference will bring together policy makers, investigators, prosecutors, law enforcers, the private sector and civil society of member countries to sharpen their policies and practical instruments to fight corruption and promote transparency, integrity and trust for more resilient economies.
Business Integrity Trends in Asia and the Pacific: Beyond the Covid-19 Crisis
31 March 2021
This session of the 2021 OECD Business Integrity Roundtables brought together representatives from different sectors for an exchange on innovative anti-corruption initiatives that can help companies big and small weather the damages of the pandemic and maximise the impact of their companies by doing business with integrity. Watch the replay
Anti-Corruption Reforms in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: High Level Corruption and the 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. Watch the replay
Leveraging Open Source Intelligence, Whistleblower Protection and Reporting, and Investigative Journalism to Combat Corruption in Times of Crisis
18 December 2020
Jointly organised by the OECD and American Bar Association, this webinar brought together members of the Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia-Pacific Law Enforcement Officials’ Network 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.
Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia and the Pacific: 24th Steering Group Meeting
17 December 2020
Initiative members came together to report on the implementation of the 2018-2020 work programme, share anti-corruption achievements, hear updates from development partners and outline a plan for the 2021-2023 work programme.
OECD-Thailand Country Programme
Reinforcing Thailand's Anti-Corruption Framework
Phase II of the OECD-Thailand Country Programme will be implemented from 2023-25 and aims to support Thailand’s domestic reforms, bringing the country closer to OECD standards. Phase II is comprised of 19 projects, including a project that aims to support Thailand’s efforts to enhance its anti-corruption framework to align it with the highest international standards.
The Project will include a review of Thailand’s anti-bribery framework, assessing the extent to which the country meets the conditions for acceding to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and becoming a member of the OECD Working Group on Bribery, which monitors Parties’ compliance with the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. The review will focus on the criminalisation of foreign bribery, the establishment of corporate liability for foreign bribery and the explicit non-tax deductibility of bribes, which are essential criteria for becoming a member of the WGB and will on this basis formulate recommendations for reforms to Thailand’s anti-corruption framework. The review will be followed by a workshop for policy makers and representatives of civil society and business aimed to present the recommendations, raise awareness of the importance of combating corruption and consult with representatives from other countries on good practices in this area.
Publications, tools and resources
Responsible Business Conduct and Anti-Corruption Compliance in Southeast Asia
Toolkit for Raising Awareness and Preventing Corruption in SMEs
The Self-Evaluation Tool for Corruption Risk Assessment Processes
Other areas of work