This week, the ADB Ombudsperson’s Office introduced the Values Promotion Champions Programme to support outreach and conflict resolution in the bank’s 23 field offices. The goal is to create a network of local peers trained to provide confidential and informal support to colleagues facing unethical behaviors and other types of workplace stress. The new program supplements the work of the Ombuds, which is often provided via phone and email from Tunis. Participants completed a four-day training with the ADB Ombuds and staff from the World Bank. (AfDB Interview.)
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