News

Press Releases

2017

February 11, 2017

Media Statement

February 8, 2017

World Bank Announces Three Negotiated Resolution Agreements

January 31, 2017

World Bank Announces Two Negotiated Resolution Agreements

2016

November 23, 2016 

World Bank Debars SFC Umwelttechnik GmbH 

November 21, 2016

World Bank Group Debars Zarcus Construction Nig. Ltd and Geoambiente Sensoramiento Remoto Ltd

October 31, 2016

World Bank Group Announces Settlement with Honeyomar Ventures Ltd

October 11, 2016

World Bank Debars AC Boilers S.p.A. for 9 months

October 7, 2016

The World Bank Group’s Annual Integrity Update Acknowledges Global Support

July 22, 2016

Report Recommends Deeper Healthcare Reforms in China

July 15, 2016

World Bank Group Sanctions Four Companies and One Individual for Fraud and Corruption

July 5, 2016

World Bank Debars Information Computer Systems CJSC (Incom) For a Minimum Period of 22.5 Years

April 5, 2016

World Bank Debars Six Companies for One Year in Relation to Misconduct in an Environmental Project in East Asia

March 16, 2016

World Bank Debars B.V. Scheepswerf Damen Gorinchem (Damen Shipyards Gorinchem) for 18 Months

March 9, 2016

World Bank Debars Voestalpine VAE SA (Pty) Ltd for 27 Months

March 4, 2016

World Bank Debars Schneider Electric Pakistan Pvt. Limited for a Period of 25 Months for Collusive Practices

2015

December 18, 2015

World Bank Debars SFC Vietnam Investment Development for Environment Corporation for Sanctionable Misconduct Relating to Two Projects in Vietnam

October 9, 2015

The World Bank Group Integrity Update Highlights Continued Progress Driven by the Impact of Sanctions, Enhanced Investigative, Forensic and Preventive Tools and Diligent Compliance Monitoring

August 19, 2015

World Bank Debars Shandong Taikai Power Engineering Company Limited for a Period of 18 Months

July 22, 2015

World Bank Group Debars Santmol Construction Enterprise for 18 Months

July 1, 2015
World Bank Group Announces Settlement with Artelia SAS and Affiliates

June 1, 2015

World Bank Announces Settlement with Iberdrola Ingeniería y Construcción, S.A.U. (Iberinco) and Iberdrola S.A.

May 29, 2015

World Bank Announces New Settlement with Gezhouba Group Co. Ltd

April 23, 2015

World Bank Debars Alcatel-Lucent Trade International A.G. and Alcatel Saudi Arabia Limited for 18 Months

March 25, 2015

World Bank Debars R&T sh.p.k. For Two Years

February 25, 2015

World Bank Sanctions Four Companies for Fraud and Corruption

February 23, 2015

Alstom Released from Debarment

February 10, 2015

The World Bank and the Brazilian Attorney General's Office (Ministério Público Federal) Agree to Advance Cooperation on Corruption Risk Management

February 4, 2015

World Bank Group Debars Louis Berger Group

January 29, 2015

World Bank Group Announces Settlement with GKW Consult GmbH

2014

December 23, 2014

World Bank Group Debars iC Consulenten Ziviltechniker GmbH for One Year for Fraudulent Practices

December 10, 2014

Siemens Integrity Initiative Enters the Second Round (pdf)

November 10, 2014

World Bank Group Debars Dutch National Mr. Steven Nederhorst and his Company Elmcrest Group Limited formerly known as Landmarc Limited for Six Years for Corrupt and Fraudulent Practices

October 12, 2014

New Cooperation Arrangement between OLAF and the Integrity Vice Presidency of the World Bank Group

October 8, 2014

World Bank Group Integrity Report Calls for Sustained Global Interventions to Overcome Transnational Corruption Challenges

September 24, 2014

World Bank Sanctions China International Water and Electric Corp. for Misconduct in Africa and South East Asia

July 29, 2014

World Bank Sanctions Three Companies for Fraudulent and Corrupt Misconduct Related To Some of Its Projects

July 14, 2014

World Bank Sanctions Three Companies for Fraudulent and Corrupt Misconduct Related To Some of Its Projects

June 24, 2014

The Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and the World Bank's Anti-Corruption Unit, INT Strengthen Cooperation

May 27, 2014

World Bank Sanctions Bangladeshi Company Engineering and Planning Consultants Ltd. (EPC) for Misconduct Related to an Infrastructure Project in Bangladesh

May 6, 2014

World Bank Sanctions Russian Company OOO Armada Center and OAO Armada for Fraudulent Practices Impacting an Environmental Project in Russia

April 16, 2014

City of London Police and the World Bank forges closer ties in fight against fraud and corruption

March 28, 2014

World Bank Debars SWECO Environment AB, and Conditionally Non-debars SWECO International AB for Three Years

2013

October 7, 2013

Enforcing Accountability: World Bank Debars Thang Long Infrastructure Development Joint Stock Company for Fraudulent Practices Relating to Development Projects in East Asia

September 25, 2013

Enforcing Accountability: World Bank Debars Ghanaian Company for Sanctionable Misconduct Relating to a Waste Management Project in Liberia

August 2, 2013

World Bank Debars Consulting Engineering Services (India) Pvt. Ltd. (CES) for Five Years for Fraud and Corruption

July 24, 2013

World Bank Group Announces Settlement with Sinclair Knight Merz Management Pty Ltd, Sinclair Knight Merz Holdings Ltd and Sinclair Knight Merz Pty

July 1, 2013

World Bank Debars China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group Technology and Investment Co. New Hope & Talroad (Beijing) Environmental Technology Co. Ltd

June 18, 2013

World Bank Sanctions Nigerian Firm "Scientific Energy and Environmental Management Systems Limited" (SEEMS) for Fraud in Connection to Urban Transport Project

June 13, 2013

World Bank Sanctions Australian Company GHD Pty Ltd for Fraudulent Practices

April 29, 2013

Macmillan Limited & C. Lotti and Associati Societa di Ingegneria S.p.A Released from Debarment

April 17, 2013

World Bank Debars SNC-Lavalin Inc. and its Affiliates for 10 Years

March 8, 2013

World Bank Sanctions Indian Company Larsen & Toubro Limited for Fraudulent Practices

January 10, 2013

World Bank Sanctions ARINC In Relation to an Infrastructure Project in Egypt

January 3, 2013

World Bank Sanctions Serbian Company Energoprojekt Niskogradnja for Fraudulent Practices Impacting a Roads Project in Uganda

2012

November 8, 2012

World Bank Introduces New Integrity App at the International Anti-Corruption Conference

October 16, 2012

World Bank and the UK Department for International Development to Expand Cooperation in Protecting Development Funds

October 9, 2012

New World Bank Report Highlights Success of Integrity Work and a Continued Commitment to Managing Fraud and Corruption Risks in Projects

July 3, 2012

World Bank Sanctions Oxford University Press for Corrupt Practices Impacting Education Projects in East Africa

June 8, 2012

The World Bank Integrity Vice Presidency Signs Three Agreements to Expand Cooperation in Fighting Corruption

February 22, 2012

Enforcing Accountability: World Bank Debars Alstom Hydro France, Alstom Network Schweiz AG and their Affiliates

February 21, 2012

World Bank and the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands to Expand Cooperation in Fighting Global Corruption

2011

December 13, 2011

Enforcing Accountability: World Bank Group Debars Three Companies and One Individual for Sanctionable Practices in Bank-financed Projects in Vietnam and Indonesia

October 25, 2011

World Bank Commends British, Dutch Authorities for Actions

October 19, 2011

Enforcing Accountability: The World Bank Debars UK Company "The Crown Agents for Oversea Governments and Administrations Limited" in the Wake of the Company's Acknowledgement of a Fraudulent Practice

September 28, 2011

Enforcing Accountability: The World Bank Group Debars Two Companies for Collusion and Fraud Relating to Two Projects in Georgia and Bangladesh

September 23, 2011

World Bank 2011 Integrity Report Highlights Progress on High-Impact Investigations, Referrals and Preventive Action

August 29, 2011

World Bank's Preventive Work Raises Cost of Being Corrupt

August 15, 2011

Lahmeyer GmbH Released from Debarment; First Such Determination by World Bank's Integrity Compliance Officer

July 22, 2011

World Bank Welcomes Norwegian Convictions of Three Former Employees of Norwegian Company Norconsult in Bribery Case in Tanzania

July 22, 2011

World Bank Applauds Action by the UK Serious Fraud Office in Relation to Bribery Charges Against Macmillan Publishers Limited in an Education Project in Sudan

June 1, 2011

World Bank Report Calls for Stronger Action by Developed and Developing Countries to Fight Corruption in the Roads Sector

April 26, 2011

Enforcing Accountability: World Bank Negotiated Resolution Debars Seven Indonesian Firms

April 13, 2011

World Bank and Enforcement Partners Commit to a Declaration to Counter Global Corruption

March 11, 2011

World Bank Signs Negotiated Resolution with Progynist

2010

December 22, 2010

Enforcing Accountability: Italian Company Lotti to pay US$350,000 in restitution to Indonesia after Acknowledging Fraudulent Misconduct in a World Bank-financed project

December 9, 2010

Siemens Selects Initial Projects for US$100 million Integrity Initiative

December 7, 2010

First "International Corruption Hunters Alliance" Meets at World Bank to Accelerate Global Enforcement Action

December 3, 2010

World Bank Announces Strong Anti-Corruption Actions, with 12-year Sanction, First Cross-Debarments

October 8, 2010

World Bank Report Highlights Strong Year of Progress in Managing Corruption Risks

September 29, 2010

Enforcing Accountability: The World Bank Group Debars Four Companies and Two Individuals for Fraud in India and Afghanistan

August 9, 2010

The World Bank Group Debars Two Albanian Companies for Collusive Practice in Bidding on a World Bank-financed Project in Albania

April 30, 2010

The World Bank Group Debars Macmillan Limited for Corruption in World Bank-supported Education Project in Southern Sudan

April 13, 2010

Enforcing Accountability: World Bank Group Debars Two Companies, Three Individuals and Three NGOs in Cambodia, Vietnam and Bangladesh

April 9, 2010

Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) Step Up Their Fight Against Corruption with Joint Sanction Accord

2009

December 9, 2009

Siemens Launches US$100 Million Initiative for Anti-Corruption

November 30, 2009

World Bank Group Debars Limited Liability Company Siemens (OOO Siemens) for Engaging in Fraud and Corruption in a World Bank-Financed Project in Russia

October 22, 2009

World Bank Report Highlights Progress in Addressing Corruption Risks

October 9, 2009

World Bank Integrity Vice President Reaffirms Cooperation at the Global Level is Critical to Advancing Anticorruption Efforts in Development Projects

July 2, 2009

Siemens to Pay $100 Million to Fight Fraud and Corruption as Part of World Bank Group Settlement

June 30, 2009

World Bank Investigators and OLAF Jointly Target Aid Fraud

June 9, 2009

New Report Demonstrates World Bank's Impact on Corruption

2008

September 18, 2008

Former Australian Treasurer, U.S. Diplomat, Philippine Ombudsman and Swiss Jurist Tapped For Anti-Corruption Board

May 5, 2008

World Bank Group President Zoellick Appoints Vice President of Institutional Integrity

January 23, 2008

World Bank Group to Implement Volcker Report

January 11, 2008

Government of India and World Bank Group Join Forces to Stamp Out Corruption in Health Sector Projects

2007

December 18, 2007

New Report Shows Strong Action in World Bank's Global Anti-Corruption Fight

September 13, 2007

World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick Welcomes Volcker Panel Review of the World Bank's Institutional Integrity Department

2006

September 17, 2006

MDBs Agree on Common Framework Against Corruption

September 17, 2006

A Framework for Fighting Fraud and Corruption

August 1, 2006

World Bank Launches Voluntary Disclosure Program

June 6, 2006

Cambodia: World Bank Releases New Statement and Update

February 18, 2006

Multilateral Development Banks Agree on Common Approach to Fight Corruption

2005

September 27, 2005

Nigeria, Switzerland and the World Bank Underline the Importance of Fighting International Corruption and the Repatriation of Looted Funds

September 16, 2005

The Royal Government of Cambodia and the World Bank Release Summary Report and Action Plan Aimed at Reducing Fiduciary Risks

March 29, 2005

Cambodia: "Reduction of Fiduciary Risks in World Bank-Funded Projects in Cambodia" Study Completed

February 24, 2005
World Bank Takes Further Step in Anti-Corruption Fight: Bank Initiates Annual Report Detailing Investigations

2004

June 17, 2004

Republic of Guinea Convicts Three of Corruption Based on World Bank Referral

April 26, 2004

World Bank Group Warns of Fraudulent Investment Schemes Misrepresenting Its Name

January 13, 2004

World Bank Welcomes Swedish District Court Decision on Bribery Case