On November 15, 2017, the World Bank hosted a learning event, facilitated by the Office of Suspension and Debarment (OSD) and the WBG Sanctions Board Secretariat (SBS), for a delegation of 11 public officials from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Uganda, Ghana, Kenya, the United States, and the Philippines. The one-day seminar was part of a broader Governance and Anti-Corruption Methods course, hosted by the International Law Institute in Washington, D.C.. The speakers, staff from the World Bank and IMF, presented on the various aspects of the institutions’ work in supporting governance and anti-corruption reforms in client countries, on the World Bank’s integrity provisions in the new procurement framework, and the WBG’s sanctions system for companies and individuals suspected of misconduct in development projects. The event served as a forum for meaningful discussions, with the participants sharing their experiences and questions about field-related challenges. OSD and SBS warmly thank the following units and staff for their substantive contributions to the seminar’s success:
- Governance Global Practice: Joel Turkewitz, Ruxandra Burdescu, Hugues Agossou;
- OPCS Procurement: Diomedes Berroa;
- Integrity Vice Presidency: Fabian Clausen;
- Office of Suspension and Debarment: Collin Swan, Alexandra Manea;
- Sanctions Board Secretariat: Giuliana Dunham Irving and Eugenia Pyntikova;
- International Monetary Fund, Financial Integrity: Emmanuel Mathias.