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  • INT Press Releases

    2018

    April 16, 2018
    World Bank Group Announces Settlement with Africa Railways Logistics Limited (ARLL) and two other companies in Kenya

    March 28, 2018
    World Bank Group Announces Debarment of Companies in Connection with Misconduct in Projects in Bangladesh, India and Timor-Leste

    March 19, 2018
    World Bank Group Announces Debarment of Innogy Solutions Inc

    February 23, 2018
    World Bank Group Announces Settlement with ConvaTec International Services GmbH, ConvaTec Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Cidron Healthcare Limited

    February 22, 2018
    World Bank Group Announces Debarment of Pak Elektron Limited

    February 1, 2018
    World Bank Group Announces Debarment of Three Companies in Argentina

    2017

    December 5, 2017

    World Bank Group Settles with Seves Group, Debars Sediver SAS

    November 30, 2017

    World Bank Announces Settlement with Oberthur Technologies SA

    November 9, 2017

    World Bank Group Announces Settlement with FreeBalance, Inc.

    October 6, 2017

    World Bank Debars Three Companies for Sanctionable Misconduct

    October 4, 2017

    World Bank debars three entities in relation to misconduct impacting an environmental program in the East Asia and Pacific Region

    September 28, 2017

    World Bank Announces Settlement Relating to Misconduct in World Bank-Financed Projects in the South Asia region

    June 30, 2017

    World Bank Announces End of Fiscal Year Investigative Outcomes

    June 30, 2017

    World Bank Announces Settlement with Fichtner GmbH & Co. KG

    May 15, 2017

    World Bank Debars Feedback Infra Pvt. 

    May 5, 2017

    World Bank Debars Tehnoplus Medical S.R.L. for Corrupt Practices Relating to a Project in Romania

    May 5, 2017

    World Bank Two Settlements Relating to Fraudulent Misconduct in Violation of Procurement Guidelines

    April 27, 2017

    World Bank Group President Appoints Pascale Dubois as Vice President of Integrity 

    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



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  • 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


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    Fraud and Corruption

    This is a study by investigators, for investigators. It focuses not on the big picture but on the small details. It follows a typical procurement process and details the corrupt negotiations and transactions that take place and that have been discovered during investigations. It reports on indicators at all stages that investigators should look for and act on.

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    Curbing Fraud, Corruption and Collusion in the Roads Sector

    This report covers global corruption trends in the roads sector and includes recommendations based on the experience of developed and developing countries.  It draws from what INT has learned from its investigations of World Bank Group-financed roads projects; borrowing country governments' investigations and reports; and the experience of developed countries. 

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    Most Common Red Flags of Fraud and Corruption in Procurement

  • 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