Strengthening the Integrity and Anti-Corruption Efforts of the Private Sector in Myanmar

This project aims to reduce opportunities for corruption and create a culture of integrity by enhancing public-private dialogue and improving the legal framework against corruption.

Corporate integrity is rarely at the top of the agenda in the private sector and most private companies in Myanmar have not yet adopted codes of conduct or guidelines on corporate integrity. The lack of anti-corruption standards is slowing down development in most of the important economic sectors. For example, the licensing system in the extractive industries is open to corruption and risk of conflict of interest. Bribery, particularly involving public officials, is reported as common in daily business and civilian interactions.

Public-private dialogue and collaboration to design incentives for strengthening corporate integrity and cooperation have started recently but are only at early stages and are only concentrated in specific sectors. To address the defined gaps, this project will promote:

  • the adoption of anti-corruption legislation;
  • the development and adoption of codes and guidelines in the private sector;
  • the development of a culture of integrity in businesses in Myanmar.
Cross Sector
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Last updated: 13.05.2020

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