Our work at a glance

UNODC Sub-Programme on Anti-Corruption for Southeast-Asia aims to more effectively prevent, raise awareness of, detect, investigate and prosecute corruption, and to support of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC). We work with Member States in the region to enhance the capacities of national anti-corruption bodies, through the provision of technical assistance, training and research. At present, the Sub-Programme covers 11 countries in the region including 10 ASEAN countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam), as well as Timor-Leste.

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 Integrating Lessons Learnt from the Covid Crisis

 Enhancing Anti-Corruption Cooperation in Thailand

 Paving the Way for the Regulation of Lobbying Practices in Viet Nam

 Pioneering Open Data Standards in the Philippines

 Refining Anti-Corruption Legislation in Viet Nam

 Strengthening Anti-Corruption Investigations in Cambodia

 Strengthening Beneficial Ownership Investigations in Indonesia

 Building Cooperation on Asset Recovery in Indonesia

 Monitoring Assets of Public Officials in Southeast Asia

 Webinar on Strengthening Law Enforcement Integrity

 Enhancing Forensic Accounting Practices in Thailand

 Sharing Anti-Corruption Best Practices in Thailand

 Webinar on Combating Corruption Involving Vast Quantities of Assets in Indonesia

 Formulating Data-Driven Anti-Corruption Approaches Across Southeast Asia

 Promoting Open Data to Fight Corruption in Indonesia

 Addressing High-Level Conflict of Interest in Southeast Asia

 Strengthening Anti-Corruption Investigations in Viet Nam

 Strengthening Anti-Corruption Investigations in Lao PDR

 Promoting Beneficial Ownership Disclosure in Indonesia

 Strengthening the Fight Against Corruption in Timor Leste

 Coordinating the Fight Against Corruption in Indonesia

 Preventing Corruption in Public Procurement in Cambodia

 Promoting Open Source Intelligence Techniques to Investigate Corruption in Southeast Asia

 Introduction to Role of Data Analytics in Anti-Corruption and Fraud



 Applying Non-Conviction Based Asset Forfeiture Measures in Viet Nam

 Responding to Corruption Risks in the Context of Covid-19

 Preventing Corruption in Procurement through Big Data

 Celebrating International Anti-Corruption Day in the Lao PDR

 Addressing Corruption Risks in Procurement

 Public Procurement Reform in Indonesia

 Preventing Corruption Through Data Analytics in Southeast Asia

 Identifying corruption through financial investigations in Indonesia

 Advancing the Judicial Fight Against Corruption in Viet Nam

 Supporting Financial Investigations into Corruption in Cambodia

 Who is Hiding Corrupt Money? UNODC Webinar on Promoting Transparent Beneficial Ownership in Southeast Asia

 Enhancing Corruption Investigations in Viet Nam

 Promoting Anti-Corruption Measures in Indonesia

 Beneficial Ownership Regulations and Company Registries in Southeast Asia

 Covid-19 Emergency Packages in Southeast Asia

 UNODC and Viet Nam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development join forces to prevent corruption and fraud in procurement

 UNODC assists Viet Nam in efforts to strengthen the implementation of Anti-Corruption legislation

 UNODC Country Office in Myanmar received 800.000 USD from Siemens Integrity Initiative


October - December 2019

 Regional Workshop on Denying Safe Haven to Corrupt Officials and Stolen Assets

 Engaging Businesses against Corruption in Cambodia

 Regional workshop: International cooperation in complex, cross-border corruption crimes in Southeast Asia

 Developing a national coordination mechanism to recover stolen assets in Cambodia

 Developing competencies and training curriculum for corruption investigators in Indonesia


July - September 2019

 Investigating grand corruption in Southeast Asia


April - June 2019

 Promoting inclusive policy reforms in Southeast Asia

 Supporting students to develop their own anti-corruption campaigns at the Myanmar Youth Integrity Camp 2019

January - March 2019

 Open datasets in Thailand: How can we use open data for transparency?

 Opaque deals threatening Indonesia's resources: 3 priorities for a new Anti-Corruption Law
 Corruption investigations in the Greater Mekong Subregion
 Uncovering unexplained wealth in Southeast-Asia
 New strategies to prevent corruption in the Maldives and Sri Lanka

August - December 2018

 Snapshot of key achievements UNODC supported in 2018 in Southeast-Asia
 Anti-Corruption activities 2018 in Southeast-Asia in numbers
 Promoting police integrity in Thailand
 Improving corruption complaints mechanisms in Lao PDR
 Civil society roundtable sets future priorities in ASEAN region
 UNODC and KPK pilot a Corruption Risk Assessment in South-Sumatra forests, Indonesia
 Indonesia shares progress towards UNCAC implementation
 Mitigating corruption risks in public procurement in rural areas in Viet Nam
 The Anti-Corruption Commission in Timor-Leste builds its investigative capacities
 Malaysia brings about positive changes towards business integrity in the ASEAN region
 Embracing digitalization: how can anti-corruption agencies in ASEAN apply innovative tools in the fight against corruption?
 Focus on corporate liability for corruption in ASEAN: holding businesses responsible for corruption offences
 Addressing corruption risks in public procurement in agriculture in Viet Nam
 Protecting witnesses and whistle-blowers in Timor-Leste
 Financial investigations and cross-border cooperation in complex corruption cases
 Addressing the interplay between gender and corruption
 Bhutan and Iran review Thailand's implementation of the UNCAC Chapters on Preventive Measures and Asset Recovery
 Mentoring sessions for investigators in Myanmar to detect corruption cases

April - June 2018

 Report on International Cooperation for Corruption Investigations in Southeast Asia
 Developing income and asset declaration systems
 Fostering awareness on nexus between corruption and transnational organized crime
 Addressing corruption risks in public procurement in Myanmar
 Developing the code of conduct for public officials in Cambodia
 Building capacity for corruption investigations across the region
 Financial investigations and links to money laundering training workshops in Nepal and Bhutan
 UNODC, Singapore collaborate to boost corruption investigations in the Asia-Pacific
 Cambodia kicks-off Second Review Cycle of the UNCAC Implementation Review Mechanism
 Targeting the link between corruption & human trafficking

January - March 2018

 Fostering awareness on nexus between corruption and terrorism
 Supporting Myanmar in developing a national anti-corruption strategy and action plan
 Building capacity for corruption investigations in Southeast-Asia
 Developing the code of ethics for judges in Viet Nam
 Income and asset declaration systems in Southeast Asia
 Open data for anti-corruption efforts in Thailand - Bringing the agenda forward


 Celebrating women fighting corruption on the International Anti- Corruption Day
 SEA PAC countries and NGOs to strengthen access to information and participatory decision- making in Southeast Asia
 Prevention of corruption through codes of conduct and conflict of interest regimes
 Conducting corruption and financial investigations in Lao PDR
 Addressing corruption risks in public procurement, a priority in Indonesia and across Southeast Asia
 UNODC to take on corruption enabling forced labour in the fishing industry
 Preventing corruption in public procurement to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
 Indonesia strengthens measures to crack down on corporate corruption
 Civil Society and Private Sector on Fast-Tracking UNCAC implementation in SEA
 Recommendations on Fast-Tracking UNCAC implementation in SEA


 UNODC to launch Joint Action Plan to curtail corruption in South and Southeast Asia
 Workshop on Amendments of Anti-Corruption Law - Viet Nam
 Liability of legal persons and foreign bribery laws needed to fight corruption in Southeast Asia
 Supporting Lao PDR to pursue sustainable growth through corruption eradication
 Regional workshop will help countries with the effective protection of whistleblowers to #endsilence on corruption cases
 Governments and private sector come together to fight business sector corruption in ASEAN countries
 Helping Myanmar tackle corruption: it's time for a change