Keywords: Corruption – Anticorruption – Asia – Pacific – Action plan
Governments and the public at large are increasingly aware that corruption is a serious obstacle to social stability and economic growth. To support governments in their anticorruption efforts, ADB and OECD established the ADB-OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia-Pacific in 1999. This Anti-Corruption Action Plan is a concrete outcome of this initiative. It is based on the countries’ common goal to engage in a coordinated, systematic and enforceable approach to combating corruption, and to work together in this endeavor.