Press Releases


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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