Thematic Review on Curbing Corruption in Public Procurement


Based on the results from the Steering Group’s initial assessment on their member countries’ legal and institutional frameworks to fight corruption (stocktaking exercise), the Steering Group at its fifth meeting in July 2004 initiated a series of thematic reviews of policies, practices and rules governing areas that this stocktaking has revealed as being of particular concern throughout the region. The reviews aim to assist participating governments in better understanding corruption risks inherent in their countries’ institutional and legal settings and provide them with an analytical framework to design policies and procedures to curb corruption in the respective sectors.

The Steering Group identified prevention, detection and prosecution of corruption in public procurement as one of the region’s top priorities and consequently selected this theme for the Initiative’s first thematic review.

The Initiative’s Steering Group adopted the report on "Curbing Corruption in Public Procurement in Asia and the Pacific" in September 2006.

In line with the Action Plan’s principle of self-review, the information on which this study is based is collected by means of a questionnaire specially developed for this purpose.


Countries' self assessment reports (as of 2005):

 Australia  Japan  Papua New Guinea
 Bangladesh  Republic of Kazakhstan  Philippines
 Cambodia  Republic of Korea  Samoasamoa
 P.R. China  Kyrgyz Republic  Singapore
 Cook Islands  Malaysia  Thailand
 Fiji Islands  Mongolia  Vanuatu
 Hong Kong, China  Nepal  Vietnam
 India  Pakistan  
 Indonesia  Republic of Palau  compilation of all reports



 Members' progress in reforming public procurement in light of the thematic review (May 2008)


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