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Global Suspension & Debarment Survey


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The Global Suspension & Debarment Survey: 

Understanding Exclusion Systems Around the World

The Debarment and Exclusions Subcommittee of the International Bar Association’s Anti-Corruption Committee, in cooperation with the World Bank Office of Suspension and Debarment (“OSD”), the Sanctions Officer for the Inter-American Development Bank Group (comprised of the IDB, IDB Invest, and IDB Lab), and Le Bureau de l’inspecteur general de la Ville de Montréal, is conducting research into an array of national suspension & debarment (or “exclusion”) systems.  To further our understanding of the structure and principles underlying these systems, we would be honored to benefit from your expertise by having you participate in our questionnaire.  We hope to compile as much data as possible to later serve as a consultative resource accessible to various stakeholders, including yourself.

Contributions from local experts like you are integral to our goal of developing a comprehensive framework that identifies proven methodologies and best practices. We are thus particularly interested in your feedback. The resulting data and related analysis, findings and recommendations will eventually be made public, but without any scoring or ranking and subject to the Access to Information Policies of the institutions participating in the Working Group.    

The specifics of each of your responses will be held in strict confidentiality and will not be attributed directly to the respondent or his or her organization.  Your identity will also be held in strict confidentiality unless you wish to be acknowledged for your contribution.

The accompanying questionnaire strives to be as comprehensive as possible. It consists of over 60 questions and may take as long as 45 minutes to complete. Please feel free to respond to only those questions you are comfortable answering and/or have time to answer.

Our inquiries explore the following topics in exclusion regimes:

  • A. Government-Wide Legal and Institutional Framework
  • B. Functioning and Enforcement of the Government-Wide Exclusion System
  • C. Substantive Grounds for Government-Wide Exclusion
  • D. Scope and Effect of Government-Wide Exclusion
  • E. Government-Wide Transparency: The Exclusion List
  • F. Limited Scope Exclusion Systems


Last Updated: Jan 29, 2020


Collin David Swan, Counsel, OSD