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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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Fighting corruption and the sustainable development agenda

Corruption inflicts profound harm upon development, and particularly on the poor. Countries in Asia-Pacific thus emphasize measures for improving governance and fighting corruption in order to lay a sound basis for further economic and social development. Development partners support these efforts. To enhance the impact of their work, they coordinate their efforts through the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC). Increasingly, development partners also address the risks of corruption in their own programs and projects, both collectively and individually.

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