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Sunday, December 4 • 12:30 - 14:30
MDB Sanctions Systems: Using Suspension and Debarment as a Tool to Combat Corruption in Development

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Multilateral development banks (MDBs) are active at many levels in the global battle against corruption, working with their member countries to strengthen government systems, improve transparency and provide support for anti-corruption agencies.  But how do MDBs respond when they detect corruption, collusion or fraud in their own projects?  This session will look at the sanctions systems developed by various MDBs to address cases of corruption in the activities that they finance.  The principal tool is the administrative remedy of debarment, but recent years have seen the introduction of other instruments to encourage compliance and enhance deterrence, including temporary suspensions, negotiated resolutions (settlements) and financial remedies.  Panelists will explore the structure and standards of these systems and consider the balance between negative incentives (to ensure specific and general deterrence) and positive incentives (to encourage corrective action and prevention).

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Huguette Labelle

Former Chair, Expert Advisor Policy & Development, Individual Member
Huguette Labelle is the former Chair of the Board of Transparency International, member of the Board of the UN Global Compact, member of the Group of External Advisors on the World Bank Governance and Anti-corruption Strategy, member of the Advisory Group to the Asian Development Bank on Climate Change and Sustainable Development, member of the Executive Board... Read More →

Juan Ronderos

Inter-American Development Bank

Session Coordinator

Paul Ezzeddin

Senior Policy Officer, Office of Suspension and Debarment, The World Bank
Paul Ezzeddin works with the World Bank's Chief Suspension and Debarment Officer in reviewing sanctions cases and determining whether to suspend the contracting eligibility of respondent firms and individuals. Mr. Ezzeddin also plays an active role in the World Bank’s working group... Read More →

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Marie Lydie Bile-Aka

African Development Bank
Marie Lydie BILE-AKA holds the position of Secretary to the Sanctions office at the African Development Bank (AfDB), since December 2013. The Sanctions Office is mandated to impose sanctions on entities found to have engaged in corrupt, fraudulent, collusive, coercive and obstructive... Read More →

Sunday December 4, 2016 12:30 - 14:30 CST
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