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www.adb.org/Integrity Issue 16, April 2012

This is the 16th issue of Anticorruption and Integrity e-bulletin. It features the 2nd anniversary of Cross Debarment, Anticorruption Sanctions List, and news from the Office of Anticorruption and Integrity (OAI).

Feature: Two Years Since the Cross Debarment Agreement
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Two years ago, ADB signed a Cross Debarment Agreement (the Agreement) together with other Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) including the African Development Bank (AfDB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and World Bank Group (WB). The Agreement allows MDBs to recognize each other’s debarments. Read more >>>


issue16-02ADB Reports Increase in Number and Complexity of Integrity Violations

Some 225 allegations of corruption or integrity violations were submitted to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) last year. A total of 34 individuals and 31 firms being debarred from doing business with the organization, a new report shows.


Consult OAI Before Issuing Contract or Contract Variation for Debarred Entities

Nine entities sanctioned by the World Bank for corrupt practices are now included in ADB's sanctions list. Two of these entities are presently either engaged in or considered for an ADB financed project, namely Alstom Hydro France and Tianjin Alstom Hydro Co. Ltd. Consult with OAI before any contract or contract variation is issued to these entities.

ADB Cross Debars Entities Sanctioned by the World Bank

Three entities sanctioned by the World Bank for fraudulent practices are now included in ADB's sanctions list. One of the cross-debarred entity is Kellogg Brown & Root Pty Ltd (KBR, Australia). Consult with OAI before any contract variation is given to KBR.

ADB Debarment Contributes to Criminal Sentence

Anula Daui Kumari Kauye, debarred by ADB in 2007 for fraud in a TA project, was sentenced in Australia in November 2011 to imprisonment for theft and insolvent trading, partly related to Ms. Kauye's actions in said TA project.

Enhancing Development Effectiveness

issue16-03OAI’s Project Procurement-Related Review Team Develops Training for Different Sectors to Improve Project Implementation

This article describes the project procurement-related review team’s Project Design and Management (PDM) Program which tackles common implementations issues in the stages of procurement, asset inspection, financial management, and assessment conducted by the Executing Agency.


cover-oai-ar-2011OAI Annual Report 2011

The report describes the activities of ADB’s Office of Anticorruption and Integrity in 2011, particularly its awareness-raising activities, its work on case investigations, project procurement–related reviews, and due diligence. It includes a summary of significant cases completed in 2011.

cover-anticorruption-integrity-policy-strategyAnticorruption and Integrity: Policies and Strategies Translated

This project procurement-related review report presents findings and recommendations to enhance compliance with ADB policies, guidelines, and loan covenants, while also focusing on preventing and detecting integrity violations.


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