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Harry Cassin
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Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
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Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
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Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

World Bank announces three new debarments

The World Bank announced the debarments of Indonesian, Chinese, and Spanish companies Wednesday in three unrelated actions. 

PT. Suburo Jayana Indah Corp. (Sujainco) was debarred for two years for “fraud and collusion” on the World Bank funded Water Resources and Irrigation Sector Management Program (Phase II) project in Indonesia. Continue Reading

World Bank debars Chinese construction company

The World Bank debarred a Chinese construction company Wednesday for 15 months for a “fraudulent practice” involving a project in Samoa.

Beijing Jingold Construction Co., Ltd (BJC) is ineligible to participate in World Bank-financed projects during the 15-month debarment.Continue Reading

World Bank debars Merck business unit

The World Bank debarred a business unit of a Merck subsidiary Wednesday for 12 months for a “fraudulent practice” involving a health project in Bangladesh.

Institutional Family Planning Services Department (IFPSD), a business unit of Merck Sharp & Dohme B.V.Continue Reading

World Bank debars U.S. technology company

The World Bank debarred an American technology company Wednesday for 12 months for “collusive practices” involving a national ID project in Bangladesh.

Minneapolis-based Entrust Datacard Corporation (EDC) and its controlled affiliates are ineligible to participate in World Bank-financed projects during the 12-month debarment.Continue Reading

World Bank debars Shenzhen-listed electrical engineering firm

The World Bank debarred a Chinese electrical engineering company Wednesday for 15 months for “fraudulent practices” involving a project in Liberia.

Dongfang Electronics Co. Ltd. (Dongfang), which provides electrical engineering, manufacturing, and R&D services, is ineligible to participate in World Bank-financed projects during the 15-month debarment.Continue Reading