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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Job: Senior Risk Officer (International Finance Corporation - Washington, D.C.)

Job Title: Senior Risk Officer

Location: Washington, D.C.

Company: International Finance Corporation (IFC)

 Background / General Description

International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, is a global leader, investor and advisor committed to projects in its developing member countries that reduce extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. IFC finances private sector investments, mobilizes capital in the international financial markets, helps clients improve social and environmental sustainability, and provides technical assistance and advice to the private sector in the developing world. 

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Call for Papers: Business Ethics and Corruption in the Globalized World

The OP Jindal Global University, the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Anti-Corruption Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law are organizing the first ever Conference of Business Ethics and Corruption in the Globalized World.

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Stephen Zimmermann: International organizations tip the scale towards integrity

Over the last year, we have reached several noteworthy milestones in the global fight against corruption. In the arena of fighting corruption in international development, two important milestones stand out as having paved the way for significant progress and in setting us on a course for our continued success in reducing the impact of corruption on the poor.

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