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www.adb.org/Integrity Issue 24, April 2014

This is the 24th issue of Anticorruption and Integrity e-bulletin.  It presents the Anticorruption Seminar held in Laos in March, OAI’s 2013 Annual Report, and latest anticorruption advisories. 

Feature:  OAI Conducts Anticorruption Seminar in Laos
Anticorruption Seminar Laos participants


On 18-20 March 2014, OAI conducted an Anticorruption Seminar in Vientiane, Lao PDR. Almost 120 representatives from executing agencies and implementing agencies of ADB-supported projects, members of civil society organizations, and consultants and contractors participated in the seminar. 

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News
Sanctions Rise as Partnerships Strengthen ADB's Anticorruption, Integrity Measures 
With 239 cases investigated and sanctions imposed on 30 individuals and 31 firms, ADB strengthened its anticorruption and integrity work in 2013.
OAI Reaches Out to Student Leaders
 OAI presenting to the participants  OAI on 20 January presented to 150 student leaders of the Philippines Consortium of Women Colleges (CWC), as part of an outreach program. The talk Integrity in the Light of Calamity focused on OAI's anticorruption efforts. Assumption College Parents Council and CWC organized the event. 
Advisories

Preventing fraud on LinkedIn, Facebook, and other social media

Staff and consultants should be aware of false profiles and check ADB's databases and directories prior to accepting invitations or friend requests from individuals claiming to be affiliated to ADB. Some individuals submit such requests to actual ADB staff and consultants to validate the individuals' false association with ADB.
 
ADB cross debars entities sanctioned by the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

Between January and March 2014, ADB cross debarred 14  firms and seven individuals sanctioned by the World Bank and three firms and four individuals sanctioned by IADB for fraudulent/corrupt practices.  Visit the sanctions list for the effective date of the sanctions.

Anticorruption sanctions list updated

In the 1st quarter of 2014, the Integrity Oversight Committee declared four firms and five  individuals ineligible to participate in ADB-financed activities for violating ADB's Anticorruption Policy.  In addition, one firm and two individuals accepted ADB’s proposed sanction.  Read the cases synopses.
 Events
 April Seminar Schedule  Anticorruption Seminar 
Indonesia
 
23-24 April 2014: For executing and implementing agencies
25 April 2014: For civil society organizations, consultants, contractors 
 
May Seminar Schedule
Anticorruption Seminar
Philippines

Manila         
6 -7 May 2014: For executing and implementing agencies
8 May 2014: For civil society organizations, consultants, contractors
Cebu
12 May 2014: For executing and implementing agencies
13 May 2014: For civil society organizations, consultants, contractors

Davao
15 May 2014: For executing and implementing agencies
16 May 2014: For civil society organizations, consultants, contractors

 To organize anticorruption seminars and workshops with OAI, please contact OAITraining@adb.org 
Publications

Office of Anticorruption and Integrity Annual Report 2013
oai-annual-report-2013 This publication highlights OAI’s activities in 2013 such as investigating allegations of integrity violations; proactively reviewing projects; providing integrity due diligence support; and informing and empowering staff, civil society, and the private sector with tools to fight fraud and corruption in ADB projects.
Lao PDR: Grant 0232-LAO(SF): Second Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Communicable Diseases Control Project - Project Procurement Related Review Report
2nd-gms-cd-control-proj This report documents findings and makes recommendations on consultancy services, procurement of vehicles and to the extent covered by this review, laboratory and office equipment. Observations of the review have also been conveyed to the executing agency for follow up.

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