Pursuant to Sanctions Board Decision No. 119 issued in Sanctions Case No. 458, the Sanctions Board finds insufficient evidence to conclude that it is more likely than not that the respondent entity in this case (the “Respondent”) engaged in the alleged fraudulent practice as defined in Paragraph 1.23(a)(ii) of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011). The Sanctions Board declares that the sanctions proceedings against the Respondent, including the temporary suspension imposed for the pendency of such proceedings, are terminated.
Capsule Summary of Findings:
This case involved an allegation that the Respondent, acting as a supervisor under a Bank-financed contract, improperly approved payments to the entity under its supervision. The Sanctions Board did not reach a finding of fraudulent practice where INT did not provide sufficient evidence that the Respondent engaged in any misrepresentation or otherwise sought to mislead a party.