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NEWS December 21, 2017

Issuance of Sanctions Board Decision No. 105

​Pursuant to Sanctions Board Decision No. 105 issued in Sanctions Case No. 427, the Sanctions Board imposes a sanction of debarment on Mr. Syed Akhter Hossain (the “Respondent”) for a period of eleven (11) months.

This sanction is imposed on the Respondent for a corrupt practice as defined in Paragraph 1.14(a)(i) of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits (May 2004, revised October 1, 2006, and May 1, 2010).

Capsule Summary of Findings:

The Respondent was found liable for corruption in soliciting payment from a bidder on a contract under the Bangladesh Health Sector Development Program. In determining the appropriate sanction for the Respondent, the Sanctions Board took into account all relevant aggravating and mitigating factors. Full discussion of the facts, parties’ contentions, and the Sanctions Board’s analysis can be found in the published decision.