On March 6, 2018, the World Bank Office of Suspension and Debarment (OSD) announced that it has recently published its 10-Year Update on Case Data & Metrics in a new report,
Called the Suspension and Debarment: 10-Year Update on Case Data & Metrics 2007-2017: Addendum to the Second Edition (World Bank Office of Suspension and Debarment), it contains information related to the OSD’s sanctions system.
The Addendum contains a series of charts and provides a glimpse into the OSD case review process from a number of angles, and also provides information about the performance of the World Bank’s suspension and debarment system in general. The case tracking data shown reveals no detail about individual cases beyond generic identifiers such as case numbers and milestone dates.
OSD provides the first level of adjudication in the World Bank’s suspension and debarment, or “sanctions,” system. Since 2007, more than 60% of sanctions cases have been resolved on the basis of OSD’s determinations and recommendations. All appealed cases are decided by the World Bank Group Sanctions Board.
OSD works to ensure that the World Bank has an efficient, effective and fair sanctions process. This 10-Year Update furthers the World Bank’s commitment to transparency and accountability regarding its process for sanctioning firms and individuals accused of fraud and corruption in Bank-financed projects. A more detailed description of how the sanctions system operates and the role of OSD can be found in the second edition of OSD’s Report on Functions, Data and Lessons Learned, published in 2015.
The 10-Year Update provides updated data and information on the following:
- Charts and metrics showcasing OSD’s caseload and the general performance of the World Bank’s sanctions system
- Updated detailed breakdown of statistics (types of cases, processing times and case outcomes.
All of the proceedings from the World Bank’s Fourth Colloquium on Suspension and Debarment can be accessed. Held on September 14, 2017, the proceedings showcase recent developments in suspension and debarment systems worldwide, examining the various uses of suspension and debarment in the procurement and anti-corruption contexts.
The panelists discussed recent trends and developments in the suspension and debarment arena, both at the national and international level, and compared and contrasted a range of national suspension and debarment systems and their impact on small versus large businesses. Panelists examined the following questions, among others: How has suspension and debarment changed over the years? How are national procurement systems making use of suspension and debarment? How often is suspension and debarment being applied to individuals and small and medium enterprises, and how do their experiences differ from larger corporations? Building on themes discussed in the previous Colloquia, the Colloquium also examined suspension and debarment as it relates to the development missions of several of the multilateral development banks.
The link to the proceedings enables a person to access a video of the proceedings.