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Strategies for Business, Government and Civil Society to Fight Corruption in Asia and the Pacific

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Bribery is bad for business, so why do businesses continue to bribe? What roles do business, government, and civil society have in the fight against corruption - and notably in the fight against bribery in business? The 6th Regional Anti-Corruption Conference for Asia and the Pacific gathered experts from countries and jurisdictions of Asia and the Pacific, OECD member countries, leading enterprises and businesses associations, civil society, and development partners to respond to these questions and to share their experiences in fighting bribery in business.

The conference, organized by the ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia and the Pacific in late November 2008, explored (i) possible drivers and incentives for anti-corruption reform; (ii) the role of criminal law standards and corporate compliance mechanisms; (iii) the risks and countermeasures against private-to-private corruption; (iv) preventing and managing conflicts of interest; (v) international initiatives to counter bribery; (vi) how development partners can become involved in the fight against bribery and corruption. This book presents the proceedings of the conference.

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Conflict of interest — the soft side of corruption

The intersection of the public and private sectors creates opportunities for bribery.but corruption does not always manifest itself as a financial crime. Conflicts of interest occur when private interests compromise official, public, or organizational interests. This workshop defined conflict of interest, and presented emerging issues in identifying and managing real and potential conflicts. The session addressed country-specific approaches to managing conflicts of interest, and showed that the relationship between conflict of interest and corruption is highly subjective issue. The perspectives of the private sector, and the legal and auditing professions were presented.

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