Curbing corruption in public procurement in Asia and the Pacific

Author(s) : Asian Development Bank; OECD

Organization : Asian Development Bank, OECD

Imprint : Manila, ADB, 2007

Collation :

81 p.

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Incl. list of acronyms, summary

Corruption in public procurement has become a major issue in the Asia-Pacific region as elsewhere in the world. As a result of corruption, private mansions are being built instead of bridges; swimming pools are dug instead of irrigation systems; funds destined to run hospitals and buy medicines find their way into the pockets of corrupt officials; economic growth is held back; and public trust in government is undermined. Governments in Asia and the Pacific have recognized the urgent need to fight corruption in public procurement. To identify risk-areas in their public procurement frameworks and to foster reform in this field, member governments of the ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia and the Pacific have reviewed the mechanisms and safeguards in place. This publication presents the findings of the Initiative's 2005-2006 thematic review on curbing corruption in public procurement. It highlights trends, approaches and achievements across 25 jurisdictions in Asia and the Pacific in a comparative overview that also presents a framework to guide policy development. It also contains reports on individual jurisdictions that provide details on existing policies in national contexts and on key elements of legal and institutional frameworks.

  • Accountability, Anti-corruption strategies, Legal framework, Corruption, Economic and social development, Educational management, Central administration, Governance, Procurement, Transparency
  • Asia and the Pacific
    Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, Hong Kong China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea R, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Palau, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam