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Supporting the fight against Corruption in Asia and the Pacific:
The ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative

Governments around the globe seek to curb corruption to counter its negative effects on political stability, welfare, economic development, and international trade and investment. Governments in 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).

Today, 25 countries of the Asia-Pacific region have committed to action against corruption: they have jointly developed the Anti-Corruption Action Plan for Asia and the Pacific and work together towards its implementation. The Action Plan sets out the goals and standards for sustainable safeguards against corruption in the economic, political and social spheres of the countries in the region. The Initiative supports the member governments' efforts through three mechanisms:


 Fostering policy dialogue (Steering Group Meetings and Regional Conferences)

policy analysis (Thematic Reviews and Stocktaking)

Capacity building (Regional Seminars)


In 2011, the Initiative set out its long-term strategic goals and priorities. This long-term strategy is implemented through successive three-year Strategy and Work Programs. A number of partners - regional and international organizations, as well as donors - support the efforts of the member countries.


The Initiative is jointly managed by staff of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).




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