Editors

Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

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
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

World Bank appoints new Integrity chief

The World Bank Group announced the appointment of Pascale Helene Dubois as Vice President for Integrity.

Dubois most recently served as as the World Bank’s Chief Suspension and Debarment Officer. 

The Integrity Vice Presidency is an independent unit within the World Bank Group.… Continue Reading

Stephen Zimmermann: International organizations tip the scale towards integrity

Over the last year, we have reached several noteworthy milestones in the global fight against corruption. In the arena of fighting corruption in international development, two important milestones stand out as having paved the way for significant progress and in setting us on a course for our continued success in reducing the impact of corruption on the poor.… Continue Reading

Leonard McCarthy of the World Bank: Spending development dollars with integrity

Image courtesy of the World Bank GroupWithin the network of investigators and prosecutors from over 130 countries known as the World Bank International Corruption Hunters Alliance, we feel optimistic about all that is happening to support our mission of ensuring that every development dollar is spent with integrity. 

To achieve that at the World Bank Group, we at the Integrity Vice Presidency (INT) are continually advancing our investigative techniques, our preventive advice, monitoring the compliance standards of debarred entities and engaging with partners across multilateral development banks, national enforcement agencies and CSOs to strengthen this young global movement against corruption. 

Last fiscal year, the World Bank prevented approximately $138 million across 20 contracts from being awarded to companies that had attempted to engage in misconduct.… Continue Reading

Protecting the integrity of World Bank initiatives to combat corruption

Image courtesy of the World BankWorld Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim recalls the question Paul Volcker posed to a group of anti-corruption leaders assembled in Washington, D.C.: “If the World Bank doesn’t take the lead against corruption, who else is going to do it?”

The World Bank began imposing sanctions for fraud and corruption affecting its projects beginning in 1999 to force recipient jurisdictions to step up their anti-corruption initiatives.… Continue Reading