Asian Development Bank. Governance and Anti-corruption in Project Design.
Subject: Development banks
Bank management
Author: Khan, Wajid
Pub Date: 09/22/2010
Publication: Name: Pakistan Development Review Publisher: Pakistan Institute of Development Economics Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Business, international; Social sciences Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 Reproduced with permission of the Publications Division, Pakistan Institute of Development Economies, Islamabad, Pakistan. ISSN: 0030-9729
Issue: Date: Autumn, 2010 Source Volume: 49 Source Issue: 3
Product: Product Code: 6100040 Development Banks; 6010016 Commercial & Development Banks NAICS Code: 522298 All Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation; 52211 Commercial Banking
Accession Number: 270617572
Full Text: Asian Development Bank. Governance and Anti-corruption in Project Design. Philippines. Report/Manual. 2010. 263 pages.

This book is a guide meant to ensure good governance and non-corrupt practices in the projects funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It is based on the actual experience of ADB in undertaking relief and development projects mainly in countries affected by the tsunami in 2004 and the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan. The guide aims to help member countries and the ADB's project teams in the introducing sound governance features and corruption prevention measures in project design. It identifies possible projectspecific governance and anti-corruption risks. Though the volume aims to serve as a general reference and operational guide for the ADB staff working on projects, It also serves as a useful general introduction to good governance and anti-corruption. Apart from professional use, it can also be used as a supplement in teaching governance-related subjects as it contains rich practical knowledge and special references to the international conventions on governance. The material is arranged in a logical sequence. First, the strategy and policy documents required to ensure good governance and prevent corruption have been discussed. Then it offers an overview of international and multilateral initiatives regarding governance, which include international conventions, policies of multilateral development banks, OECD's work, and regional initiatives in Asia and Pacific. The volume discusses the tools a project team may access in designing project-specific good governance and in introducing measures to prevent corruption. It sets out some governance and corruption risk indicators, lays down integrity strategies, which can be implemented after identifying the risks, and builds sample covenants for key performance areas. The volume also provides an overview of the issues arising out of past projects implemented in the fields of corporate governance, regulation of public utilities, health and education, decentralisation, and disaster management.

(Wajid Khan)
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