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Entries in World Bank (105)

Wednesday
Dec282016

Elisabeth Danon: New World Bank report benchmarks public procurement practices  

The World Bank Group issued the 2017 edition of its yearly Benchmarking Public Procurement report earlier this month.

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Wednesday
Dec212016

Lincoln Caylor: Canada Supreme Court bolsters World Bank anti-graft fight

This year's annual report from the Integrity Vice Presidency (INT) of the World Bank Group report put Canada in the spotlight -- specifically, our top court's recent decision in World Bank Group v. Wallace. The case is seen as a significant acknowledgement of the unique role that multilateral institutions play in fighting corruption.

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Tuesday
Nov012016

Maryna Kavaleuskaya: Doing business where corruption is a ‘method of governance’

Since Belarus’s independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, it has maintained strong economic and cultural ties with Russia and has been dependent on Russia's economic support. 

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Thursday
Oct202016

Development Bank Officials Share Insights on Managing Corruption Risks and Investigations 

Freshfields partner Dan BraunThe World Bank and other multilateral development banks (MDBs) fund more than $117 billion in projects each year. While not regulators, they have unique powers to investigate and punish companies for misconduct, like fraud and corruption, in the projects they finance.

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Monday
Oct102016

World Bank sanctioned 58 entities this year, longest debarment was 22.5 years

Last Friday, we released our 2016 Annual Update which outlines how we have countered the threat of corruption on behalf of the World Bank, the collective effort of 83 dedicated staff in Washington, DC and countless partners around the world. 

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Monday
Jul182016

Practice note: New insights from World Bank about its sanctions process

The World Bank’s Office of Suspension and Debarment (OSD) released its latest “Report on Functions, Data and Lessons Learned” this spring. The Report (pdf) provides important insights into the World Bank’s sanctions process.

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Tuesday
Jul122016

Upcoming Event: Anti-Corruption Collective Action Conference (Basel, Switzerland -- October 20-21)

The International Centre for Collective Action (ICCA) at the Basel Institute on Governance is hosting a conference entitled “Collective Action: Evidence, Experience and Impact on October 20 - 21, 2016 in Basel, Switzerland.

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Monday
Jun272016

Conflicting demands encourage symbolic compliance

When top state or corporate leaders lay down goals, compliance may not always meet their intended aims. This is the case in China, where companies have been under increasing pressure from the central government to comply with rising standards in corporate social responsibility.

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Monday
Jun132016

Leonard McCarthy of the World Bank: Settling for Development with Integrity

Historians may look back on 2016 as the year when the global anti-corruption movement took political center stage. Every day, we taste corruption’s bitter fruit in the form of instability, violence and a corrosion of trust that spans from government to sport.

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Monday
May162016

World Bank Event: Impact of Canada Supreme Court Decision (Washington, DC - May 26)

The decision by the Supreme Court of Canada issued on April 29 in World Bank v. Wallace underscored the value of the Bank’s work in the fight against corruption.

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Thursday
May052016

Canada Supreme Court rules in support of World Bank, strengthens global anti-corruption fight

Here is the astounding opening passage from a decision by the Supreme Court of Canada issued on April 29 in World Bank v. Wallace:

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Tuesday
Apr192016

World Bank releases new report on suspensions and debarments

Pascale Hélène Dubois, the World Bank’s Chief Suspension and Debarment OfficerThe World Bank has publicly debarred or otherwise sanctioned more than 700 firms and individuals, according to an 80-page report released Friday.

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