Regional Conference: Combating Corruption in Infrastructure Projects in Asia-Pacific


Regional Conference: Combating Corruption in Infrastructure Projects

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On behalf of the Secretariat of the Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia-Pacific, the 10th Regional Anti-Corruption Conference took place on 3-6 December 2019 in Ha Noi, Viet Nam. This year’s topic was "Combating Corruption in Infrastructure Projects”.

In order to drive socio-economic growth, facilitate domestic and cross-border trade, and mitigate the effects of climate change, countries in the Asia-Pacific region are investing heavily in public infrastructure. These projects include roads, railways, mass transportation systems, marine ports, airports, health care and education infrastructure, water supply systems, and waste treatment facilities. The complexity and high costs however leave these projects highly susceptible to corruption risks, as demonstrated by a multitude of cases around the world and in the region. As a result, the need for managing corruption risks in large infrastructure projects and developing holistic measures for fighting corruption in the infrastructure sector has never been greater.
The 10th Regional Conference of the Anti-Corruption Initiative, hosted by the Government of Viet Nam, addressed corruption in infrastructure projects, bringing together leaders and practitioners from the region in the following meetings: 
  • An inaugural Business Integrity Meeting, which explored corruption risks in infrastructure projects, along with the anti-bribery compliance climate in the region. This Business Integrity Meeting is co-organised with UNDP, and supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
  • A meeting of the Public Integrity Network (PIN), which explored solutions to curb undue influence, strengthen risk management and improve corruption prevention. This Public Integrity Network meeting was organised in partnership with the OECD Korea Policy Center, and supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
The results of these meetings were presented by regional leaders in the High Level Segment. In addition the Regional Conference hosted the 23rd Steering Group Meeting of the Initiative. 





All materials of the conference


News release

Agenda of the Steering Group Meeting

Discussion paper of the Steering Group Meeting

Speakers of the Public Integrity Network Meeting

Practical information

OECD Integrity Framework for Public Investment

OECD Integrity Framework for Public Infrastructure 

G20 Compendium of Good Practices for Promoting Integrity and Transparency in Infastructure Development

External evaluation of the Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia-Pacific (annex)

OECD Recommendation on Public Integrity







For further information, please contact:

Jeroen Michels, OECD
Tel. +33 1 85 55 60 68 l

Pelagia Patsoule, OECD

Solene Philippe, OECD
Tel. +33 1 85 55 49 87 l

Cholpon Mambetova, ADB
Tel. +63 2 632 6190 l 

Marilyn B. Pizarro, ADB


ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative



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