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Entries in World Bank (84)

Tuesday
Jun092015

107 groups urge World Bank to end corporate anonymity in public procurement

Transparency International-USA along with Transparency International, Global Witness, the Open Contracting Partnership, Oxfam, Save the Children and 101 other organizations sent a letter to the World Bank Monday asking the Bank to collect and disclose the identity of all legal entity bidders on Bank-financed contracts.

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Wednesday
May132015

We're serious: It's an exciting time for tax enforcement

Admittedly, we're surprised to write that headline several weeks after “tax day” in the United States. However, a common theme emerged during a recent World Bank Group program on tax evasion: there's currently an unprecedented level of enthusiasm, political will and momentum in support of combating global tax evasion and avoidance.

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Monday
Apr272015

The BOTA Foundation explained (Part Ten): Lessons from BOTA

BOTA was the first foundation established to restitute assets associated with an FCPA prosecution to victims of corruption. What were its key lessons that could be relevant to future foundations established for the same purpose?  

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Wednesday
Apr222015

The BOTA Foundation explained (Part Nine): How effective was BOTA?

The BOTA Foundation surpassed most of the expectations that its founders had for it. BOTA was able to efficiently and effectively return more than $115 million (the original $84 million associated with corruption plus accrued interest frozen Pictet and Cie Swiss bank account) to poor children, youth and their families. 

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Monday
Apr202015

The BOTA Foundation explained (Part Seven): BOTA's Conditional Cash Transfer Program

The background of BOTA Foundation was explored in previous posts. Starting with this post I would like to explain what BOTA actually did in its five and a half years of operation.

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Wednesday
Apr152015

The BOTA Foundation explained (Part Six): How was BOTA set up?

BOTA was the first foundation ever established as a result of an FCPA case, and the question explored in this post is how it was set up.

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Friday
Apr102015

World Bank Program: Tax Evasion and Financing for Development -- Strengthening Global Action

Image courtesy of the World Bank GroupOn Friday April 17, the World Bank Group will host a program that discusses the importance of strengthening global action to reduce and deter tax evasion. You can attend the program in person by registering here, or stream the event online here.

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Monday
Apr062015

The BOTA Foundation explained (Part One): Why focus on BOTA?

The failed FCPA prosecution against James Giffen has been discussed extensively on the FCPA Blog and elsewhere. So has the BOTA Foundation, which was established in 2008 as a direct result of the Giffen case.

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Thursday
Apr022015

China-backed international development bank confronts graft worries

Chinese President Xi Jinping (C, front) meets with representatives of 21 Asian countries at the founding of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in Beijing on Oct. 24, 2014. (Image courtesy of Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)News leaked a couple of years ago that China was promoting establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. The AIIB will compete for project funding against the IMF, World Bank, and Asia Development Bank, all seen as being under the thumb of the U.S., Europe, and Japan.

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Thursday
Feb192015

Canada charges SNC-Lavalin for Libya bribes

Robert Card, the President & CEO of SNC-LavalinCanadian engineering and construction giant SNC-Lavalin said Thursday the company and two subsidiaries have been charged with criminal corruption and fraud.

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