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 Anticorruption and Integrity e-Bulletin
Issue 29, July 2015  |                                                                               View Online  Subscribe

Get involved: A call for individual action to counter corruption

Get Involved: A Call for Individual Action 
to Counter Corruption

During a speech at ADB headquarters in Manila, influential Filipino economist and media personality Professor Solita "Winnie" Collas-Monsod, discussed the progress of the Philippines in fighting corruption. She also called for more individual action to stamp out this social ill. Read full storyWatch video.

Beware of scam emails using ADB's name and logoBeware of scam e-mails using ADB's
name and logo

ADB continues to receive reports of fraudulent e-mail scams, claiming to be associated with ADB, which instruct potential victims to provide personal financial information or to make a payment in order to claim a check, deposit or other financial reward. Read full story
Report Fraud and Corruption: Tel +63 2 632 5004 | Fax +63 2 636 2152 | Email or | online complaint form 
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From April to June 2015, ADB cross debarred 5 firms and 2 individuals sanctioned by the Inter-American Development Bank and World Bank. 
View updated sanctions list.

ADB sanctioned 18 firms and 20 individuals from January to June 2015. Read the cases synopses.



Anticorruption Seminar in Armenia

Representatives from the Ministries of Finance, Economy, Transport and Energy, and other executing and implementing agencies, private sector, and civil society organizations in Armenia attended the seminar focused on raising anticorruption awareness and enhancing skills at detecting fraud and corruption during project implementation. 
(23-25 June 2015, Yerevan, Armenia)

iACT Anticorruption Briefing in Uzbekistan

OAI held a briefing for resident mission staff to improve their due diligence skills and to raise awareness on potential integrity violations in ADB-financed projects. The briefing was part of iACT, ADB's internal anticorruption campaign. 
(13 May 2015, Tashkent, Uzbekistan)


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Anticorruption Strategies in Climate Financing Workshop
ADB hosts anticorruption strategies in climate financing
German Ambassador to the Philippines Thomas Ossowski and OAI Head Clare Wee opened the
3-day event, organized by ADB's Governance Thematic Group, GIZ, and the Philippines Ombudsman Office on 25 May 2015. OAI Head in her remarks highlighted the need to ensure effective use of climate financing funds made available for adaptation and mitigation measures.
2015 Integrity Principles and Guidelines Translated

Translated versions of ADB's 2015 Integrity Principles and Guidelines available online

ADB's 2015 Integrity Principles and Guidelines is now available online in ChineseHindiKhmer, and Vietnamese. The publication contains common principles and guidelines for investigations by ADB and other multilateral development banks.

Power Sector Expansion Project: PPRR - Follow-up Review Report
Power Sector Expansion Project: PPRR - Follow-up Review Report
This follow-up review report on the Samoa Power Sector Expansion Project highlights that the implementation of project procurement-related review recommendations helps prevent project vulnerabilities and risks during project implementation. Download the report.

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Q: What are the periods of debarment that ADB can impose?

A: The base period for integrity violations is a 3-year debarment. ADB's Integrity Oversight Committee or OAI may impose a greater or lesser debarment period depending on the circumstances of each case. Read more about sanctions.

Q: How does ADB protect whistleblowers and witnesses?

A: The source of any allegation or evidence shall be treated with utmost confidentiality. OAI will do its utmost to encourage and protect whistleblowers and witnesses, and will protect their identities from unauthorized disclosure throughout and following an investigation. Read more about ADB's whistleblower and witness protection administrative order.
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