Consultation on Review of the World Bank Group Sanctions System

The World Bank Group is undertaking a review of its Sanctions System. This system is an administrative process for sanctioning firms and individuals found to have engaged in corrupt, fraudulent, collusive, coercive or obstructive practices in connection with Bank-financed projects.

The first phase of the consultation for the review of the Sanctions System closed on October 31, 2013. A summary of the consultation is available here.

Overview

The review, conducted in two phases, is meant to help assess and evaluate the implementation of the system so far. The current Phase I is a stock-taking exercise undertaken to evaluate the implementation, efficiency and effectiveness of the Sanctions System and to identify possible areas for making improvements. To capture issues of implementation, efficiency, and effectiveness of the Sanctions System, the Legal Vice Presidency of the World Bank Group is conducting consultations with external stakeholders to solicit feedback on the system.

The objective of these consultations is to receive input on what works and what does not work well from the perspective of stakeholders, and recommendations on how to reform the existing processes to better serve the objectives of the system. A summary of initial findings along with a presentation are the background information for consultations with external stakeholders.

For more information on the review process and the consultation, see the consultation plan.

The input received from the consultation will inform a final report that the World Bank’s Legal Vice Presidency will present to the Audit Committee of the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors in late 2013.

Phase 1
Stock Taking Excercise
Consultation Phase
Closed
Mon, 07/01/2013 to Thu, 10/31/2013

Stock Taking Excercise, including Multi-stakeholder Consultation. Additional Meetings to be Scheduled.  Information will be posted on this website.

FEEDBACK SUMMARIES

  • Online Feedback Summary (July-October 2013)
    PDF
  • Feedback Summary Phase 1 (July-October 2013)
    PDF

Find the meeting details below:

Completed Meetings

Date Title Location

Meeting with members of the U.S. and non-U.S. Defense Bar

Washington, DC, United States

Regional Meeting

Berlin, Germany

Regional Meeting

Lima, Peru

Regional Meeting

Jakarta, Indonesia

Regional Meeting (and connections by video with Paris, London, Berlin, and Washington, D.C.)

Brussels, Belgium

Meeting with U.S. debarment officials

Washington, DC, United States

Regional Meeting

Nairobi, Kenya

Meeting with academics (with audio connections)

Washington, DC, United States

Meeting with members of the U.S. Defense Bar

Documents
Washington, DC, United States

Meeting with civil society organizations

Washington DC, United States

Multi-Stakeholder Consultation Meeting

Washington DC, United States
Phase 2
First-Principle Issues of Overall Efficiency and Effectiveness
First-Principle Issues
Consultation Phase
Closed

Larger, First-Principle Issues of Overall Efficiency and Effectiveness. Information about Phase II will be posted on this website.