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Fighting Fraud And Corruption At The World Bank

Author : Stefano Manacorda
ISBN : 9783319738246
Genre : Law
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This book focuses on the World Bank’s sanctions system, which is an innovative instrument of global governance implemented by the leading multilateral development bank in order to impose penalties on legal entities and individuals that are involved in Bank-financed projects. Although similar regimes have also been implemented by other regional multilateral development banks, the World Bank’s legal framework is currently the most comprehensive one. The book offers a rich and detailed analysis of the sanctions system, presenting an in-depth examination of all the phases of its procedure with a special focus on key aspects such as the criteria for assigning liability to legal entities and corporate groups, as well as the World Bank’s jurisdictional reach over non-contractors. The book also explores the compatibility between the legal framework implemented by the Bank and the rule of law, the role of precedents, and the level of due process. It highlights the fact that the sanctions system is currently characterized by a lack of legal guarantees, and that there are compelling reasons for supporting the argument that due process safeguards should be applied to it in their entirety. To that end, the book conducts a thorough analysis of specific procedural aspects such as the right to a hearing, the right to evidence disclosure, the time limit regime, the standard of proof and shift of the burden of proof, the evidential value of a party’s silence, and the consistency and predictability of the World Bank’s sentencing practice. The study is conducted on the basis of a detailed and painstaking examination of the most relevant decisions taken by the Sanctions Board, providing the first-ever commentary on the World Bank’s case law.
Category: Law

A Guide To The World Bank

Author : World Bank
ISBN : 0821366955
Genre : Business & Economics
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The World Bank Group is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Its focus is on helping the poorest people in the poorest countries by using its financial resources, staff, and extensive experience to aid countries in reducing poverty, increasing economic growth, and improving quality of life. In partnership with more than 100 developing countries, the Bank Group is striving to improve health and education, fight corruption, boost agricultural support, build roadsand ports, and protect the environment. Other projects are aimed at rebuilding war-torn countries or regions, providing basic services such as access to clean water, and encouraging investments that create jobs. In addition to this critical groundwork around the world, various parts of the World Bank Group are involved in activities ranging from conducting economic research and analysis to providing financial and advisory services to governments and private enterprises. This completely revised and updated second edition provides an accessible and straightforward overview of the World Bank Group's history, organization, mission, and purpose. Additionally, for those wishing to delve further into subjects of particular interest, the book guides readers to sources containing more detailed information, including annual reports, Web sites, publications, and e-mail addresses for various departments. It also provides information on how to work for or do business with the World Bank. A good introduction for anyone interested in understanding what the World Bank Group does and how it does it, this book shows readers who want to learn more where to begin.
Category: Business & Economics

A Guide To The World Bank

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ISBN : 9780821385456
Genre : Business & Economics
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This completely revised and updated third edition provides an accessible and straightforward overview of the World Bank Group's history, organization, mission, and purpose.
Category: Business & Economics

Imf World Bank Adb Agenda On Privatisation

Author : Nihal Sri Ameresekere
ISBN : 9781456778101
Genre : Business & Economics
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This shockingly explosive Book deals with the manipulative privatization of Sri Lanka Insurance, under a privatization program, pushed by IMF, World Bank and ADB; questionably mishandled by PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young, contravening governmental procedures and professional standards; involving a consortium of leading corporates, controlled by one individual, portrayed as a close associate of former US President Bill Clinton. This dubious deal was annulled as wrongful, unlawful and illegal by the Supreme Court, the highest judiciary, observing that it `shocked the conscience of Court', asserting that public assets are held in trust on behalf of the people. This Book exposes those holding elected and selected influential and powerful public office unabashedly compromising national and public interests, in the disposal of an invaluable national asset, at a ridiculous price, to parties, who had not even been pre-qualified, with one party incorporated in Gibraltar after the completion of the process, and whose source of funds channeled through a leading Bank remained a mystery. This Book appallingly reveals how pontificating professionals retrospectively manipulated the financials of Sri Lanka Insurance, facilitating a fraudulent demand for a refund from the Government. It reveals the unashamed condoning of fraud and corruption, and bestowing on corrupt miscreants even more recognition, shunning the `rule of law'; and the absence of law enforcement; and the duplicitous stances of the Chamber of Commerce and the Institute of Chartered Accountants. This book is an `eye opener' on socio-political realities, and is invaluable to those dealing with privatization, public finance and commerce, fraud and corruption, forensic accounting, and to legal academics and professionals, and public interest activists.
Category: Business & Economics

The World Bank Group Sanctions Process And Its Recent Reforms

Author : Anne-Marie Leroy
ISBN : 9780821389690
Genre : Law
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This report presents a detailed account of the evolution of the World Bank's sanctions process since its inception in 1996, with particular focus on the most recent round of reforms, and showing how the model has moved closer to a judicial model while ramaining essentially administrative in nature.
Category: Law

The World Bank

Author : Manorama Gotur
Genre : Economic assistance
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Category: Economic assistance

Imf World Bank Adb Agenda

Author : Nihal Sri Ameresekere
ISBN : 9781456773779
Genre : Business & Economics
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`Colombo Port Bunkering Privatisation' under IMF, World Bank and ADB privatization agenda, discloses a scandalous privatization, annulled as illegal and fraudulent by a 3-Judge Supreme Court Bench of Sri Lanka, presided by Chief Justice, Sarath N. Silva; compelling Secretary, Finance Ministry / Secretary Treasury, P.B. Jayasundera to resign. It involved, John Keells Holdings Ltd., an UN Global Compact Co. committed to combat fraud and corruption. It is an `eye opener' on socio-political realities, of those holding selected and elected influential and powerful public office, including Secretary, Finance Ministry, P.B. Jayasundera, compromising national and public interest, with scant regard for the `rule of law', and hollow dictates by international agencies, on governance, transparency and level playing field. President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, in a Memorandum to Cabinet Ministers opposed this privatization. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe disregarding the President had pushed the deal, with his Advisor, former Secretary, Ministry of Finance, R. Paskaralingam; approved by Economic Sub-Committee of Cabinet, including Finance Minister, K.N. Choksy, PC. It reveals condoning of fraud and corruption by confidantes of those at helm in a country; with governments and society uninhibitedly bestowing upon corrupt miscreants, even more recognition and position, without arraigning them, as warranted, before the law; President Mahinda Rajapakse re-appoints, P.B. Jayasundera, Secretary, Finance Ministry / Secretary Treasury. Susantha Ratnayake, continues as Chairman, John Keells, and helms Ceylon Chamber of Commerce; appointed Chairman, Sri Lanka Tea Board, by Government New Chief Justice, J.A.N. de Silva and other Supreme Court Judges act to accommodate necessity of President Mahinda Rajapakse, when P.B. Jayasundera is permitted to be re-appointed to same powerful position. A sole woman, Justice Shiranee Tilakawardena courageously dissents, upholding principles of moral turpitude and democracy to keep organs of State within the law - `anyone would balk at such re-appointment'; 2 pages of Judgment suppressed from media.
Category: Business & Economics

The World Bank

Author : Elisabeth P. McLellan
ISBN : UCSD:31822033138306
Genre : Business & Economics
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The advances of technology and business have made the world and its nations increasingly interconnected and interdependent in an era of globalisation. In such an environment, the events in one country can and will have a definitive influence on the conditions in others. Examples abound in the stock market, capital flows, living standards, and pollution. The World Bank assembles the collective financial resources of its member nations and uses these funds to address the concerns of its clients. It is a development institution that has a primary goal of reducing world-wide poverty by promoting economic growth in individual countries. To this end, the Bank sponsors an array of programs that contribute to the fight against poverty by funding economic reforms, fighting corruption, and assisting war-torn nations. From the client nations, the Bank requires an budgetary agenda that balances both economic efficiency and social programs. It is this requisite balancing act that has brought the World Bank a great deal of criticism from anti-globalisation protestors who feel that the Bank mandates hinder social advances in poor and struggling nations. Nonetheless, the Bank continues to fund and support its lofty goals in nations around the world and has responded to its critics by easing some of its lending restraints. This book delves into the issues surrounding the World Bank, which holds a tangible and important influence on every nation in this global society. In order to understand and form a solid opinion about the Bank's role, history, and future, one must be familiar with the information presented here.
Category: Business & Economics

Macroberts On Scottish Construction Contracts

Author : MacRoberts
ISBN : 9781118273432
Genre : Law
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Provides a guide to the general principles of Scottish lawrelevant to construction contracts and the main provisions of thestandard forms of construction contract used in Scotlandincluding: the obligations of employers and contractors certification payment ending a construction contract remedies subcontracts collateral warranties insurance dispute resolution regulatory matters The new edition has been substantially updated and expanded totake account of the latest editions of the Scottish StandardBuilding Contracts and recent case law. Specific updates have beendriven by the following changes to legislation and standardcontracts Local Democracy Economic Development and Construction Act 2009and the relative Scheme for Construction Contracts Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010 Recognising the significant increase in use of NEC3 standardforms of contract, references to NEC3 provisions have beenintroduced throughout the relevant chapters so that each now coversthe common law, the SBCC provisions and the NEC3 provisions. It also features new chapters on: litigation; competition; theBribery Act 2010; and guarantees and bonds. From reviews of previous editions: ‘very approachable and readable… I wouldparticularly recommend this book to non-legal constructionprofessionals’ – Construction & EngineeringLaw ‘an informative textbook for the practitioner… [a]significant contribution to knowledge’ –Arbitration ‘a highly competent… textbook which would be ofvalue for industry professionals with no legal background’– Construction Law
Category: Law

The Metaphysics Of World Order

Author : Nicolas Laos
ISBN : 9781498201025
Genre : Philosophy
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In this book, Nicolas Laos studies the meaning of the terms "world" and "order," the moral dimensions of each world order model, and wider issues of meaning and interpretation generated by humanity's attempt to live in a meaningful world and to find the logos of the beings and things in the world. The aim of this book is to propose a unified theory of world order (i.e., a theory that combines philosophy, theology, and political theory). In this context, the author provides a thought-provoking (re)interpretation of classical philosophy (placing particular emphasis on Platonism), an in-depth inquiry into medieval philosophy and spirituality (placing particular emphasis on the cultural differences between the Greek East and the Latino-Frankish West), and an intellectually challenging review and evaluation of modern Western philosophy (including Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Kierkegaard, Husserl, and Heidegger) and of Nietzsche's and the postmodernists' revolt against modernity. He then elucidates the philosophical foundations and "pedigree" of each of the three basic political theories of modernity (i.e., Liberalism, Communism, and Fascism), and he studies the basic theoretical debates in International Relations, Geopolitics, and Noopolitics. Finally, Laos proposes a new, "fourth," political theory which he calls "metaphysical republicanism."
Category: Philosophy

Banking World

Author :
ISBN : UOM:35128002271375
Genre : Banks and banking
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Category: Banks and banking

Fraud And Abuse Of Global Fund Investment At Risk Without Greater Transparency

Author : Richard G. Lugar
ISBN : 9781437987140
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Through the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S. is providing both bilateral and multilateral assistance to disadvantaged populations to prevent and treat people with HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. As of Dec. 2010, U.S. investment in these programs totaled more than $32 billion. The U.S. provides its multilateral assistance through the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, an independent entity which receives contributions from both countries and private organizations and provides medication and health services through nearly 600 grants in more than 140 countries. Although the Global Fund has demonstrated significant accomplishments and successes in saving lives through its antiretroviral drug programs and its prevention work, it has recently come under fire for mismanagement of grants in several countries. Following the release of several critical reports, some donors to the Fund have suspended their contributions until all mismanagement practices and abuses of funds can be rectified. This report provides a brief primer on these programs in anticipation of having to make funding decisions relative to the these global initiatives. Figure. This is a print on demand report.

The Truth About Investment Scams

Author : Steve Weisman
ISBN : 9780132657839
Genre : Business & Economics
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This Element is an excerpt from The Truth About Avoiding Scams (9780132333856) by Steve Weisman. Available in print and digital formats. 10 huge financial rip-offs: how to recognize and avoid them! We’ve all received emails that contained glowing recommendations of a particular stock--or perhaps you’ve learned on an Internet forum about a particular “steal” of a stock that’s about to take off. Or maybe you even received an email intended for someone else giving you “inside” information. Just ask Martha Stewart. It’s not a good thing....
Category: Business & Economics

Executive Roadmap To Fraud Prevention And Internal Control

Author : Martin T. Biegelman
ISBN : 9781118235515
Genre : Business & Economics
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Now in a Second Edition, this practical book helps corporate executives and managers how to set up a comprehensive and effective fraud prevention program in any organization. Completely revised with new cases and examples, the book also discusses new global issues around the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Additionally, it covers best practices for establishing a unit to protect the financial integrity of a business, among other subjects. The book has many checklists and real-world examples to aid in implementation and an instructor's URL including a test bank to aid in course adoptions.
Category: Business & Economics

Why Africa

Author : Bona Udeze
ISBN : 9781469102184
Genre : Political Science
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Why Africa? an abstract first painted in 1993 and reproduced in collage in 2004, is variously described by his admirers as an emotional revelation. The work depicts the African question problems and prospects including political instability, corruption, and poverty in the midst of rich natural and human resources. Thus, Why Africa? inspired him to write a book on the subject, applying his creativity with a unique perspective on the African case. Bona has written one book (unpublished) titled: The Ancient and Modern (1992) a story on Urualla, his ancestral origin in Nigeria.
Category: Political Science


Author : N. Kochan
ISBN : 9780230343344
Genre : Business & Economics
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The dangers of involvement in corruption need to be embedded in corporate strategy. Companies' response to these dangers must also be reflected in their practices, particularly if operating outside its own borders. This book guides managers through the complexity of bribery issues with advice on how to implement anti-corruption strategies.
Category: Business & Economics

Un Convention Against Corruption To Combat Fraud Corruption

Author : Nihal Sri Ameresekere
ISBN : 9781456796730
Genre : Business & Economics
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An invaluable Book dealing with United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), in force from December 2005, including its evolution, and related UN Convention Against Transnational Organize Crime. UNCAC - is an international legal instrument dealing with combating fraud, corruption and economic crime in public and private sectors, including political leaders and lackeys. Author discloses the formation of International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (IAACA), in Beijing in October 2006, with Inaugural Address by Chinese President, Hu Jintao. IAACA promotes and facilitates implementation globally of UNCAC, supported by United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime (UNODC). He reveals his endeavours to combat fraud, corruption and economic crime, prior to UNCAC. He demonstrates that whilst fraud and corruption, as endorsed by international research, is a major issue confronting people, how political leaders stride to power exploiting their anguish by committing to combat fraud and corruption, but once in power get bogged down in the quagmire of fraud and corruption, peddled by their lackeys, financing them. Disclosing real instances, he demonstrates how countries, having ratified UNCAC, are not honouring its obligations, but blatantly violating with impunity its obligations; he highlights dire need for international endeavour to deal with political leaders, pillaging and plundering the resources of people plunging them into abject poverty, as crimes against humanity. SAARC leaders acknowledge people in Asia are enslaved in abject poverty, and propound prosperity is not monopoly of a few, but are not committed to combat fraud and corruption. He reveals how World Bank and international agencies pontificate on combating fraud and corruption, but continue to fraternize with fraudulent and corrupt miscreants, demonstrating that mere rhetoric, only subverts UNCAC - an indispensable handbook for those combating fraud, corruption and economic crime.
Category: Business & Economics

Contemporary Issues In Construction In Developing Countries

Author : George Ofori
ISBN : 9781136940699
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Economic growth and socio-economic development are particuliarly important for developing countries, and the construction industry plays a central role in driving both of these. Traditionally the issues faced have been assumed to be merely offshoots of those encountered in industrialised nations and are usually discussed only in this context. In addition, research in construction management and economics has generally failed to take proper account of the unique or highly emphasised characteristics of the industries in developing countries, or their economic and social environment. This volume challenges underlying assumptions and focuses on the distinct characteristics of construction in developing countries. In so doing it considers the issues from the perspective of the developing countries themselves to present a strong contemporary picture for researchers. It forms a companion volume to New Perspectives on Construction in Developing Countries which provides an update on the generic subjects relating to the construction industry in developing countries, and covers new concepts and issues.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Reinventing The World Bank

Author : Jonathan Pincus
ISBN : 0801487927
Genre : Business & Economics
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Attacked by the Right as the last bastion of socialism and by the Left as an instrument of economic imperialism, the World Bank has struggled to adapt to the post-Cold War era. Written by leading North American and British scholars, this book offers a critical examination of the World Bank.
Category: Business & Economics