When multilateral development banks (MDBs) identify corruption on their projects, they have a range of penalties at their disposal. But the common penalty imposed is debarment with conditional release, where a company is banned from MDB projects for a set period.
But MDBs now also consider taking a DPA-style approach, where those who commit wrongdoing can still work on projects providing they meet certain conditions. It is an approach that can have benefits for both the MDB and those involved directly or indirectly with the project.
Rahman Ravelli’s Aziz Rahman and Josh Ray wrote about why this way of tackling corruption – known as conditional non-debarment – may prove popular with MDBs. Their article, published by GIR, can be read here. (Subscription required)