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World Bank Corruption
| September 4, 2007
| Editorial Staff
Posted on 09/03/2007 9:12:04 PM PDT by gpapa
Having knocked off Paul Wolfowitz as president, the forces of the status quo at the World Bank now have another target in their destructive sights: The corruption fighters at the bank's Department of Institutional Integrity. New President Robert Zoellick will soon have decisions to make.
As we reported at the time, the fight over Mr. Wolfowitz had little to do with his girlfriend and everything to do with his anti-corruption efforts. That truth is now coming into sharper relief, as a showdown looms over a series of reports about, and by, the bank's anti-corruption unit. Senior bank officials are especially eager to discredit, and if possible deep-six, a forthcoming internal report on corruption in a major bank-supported health care project in India. If that report ever sees the light of day, several top bank officials could lose their jobs, and rightly so.
The India controversy began with a 2005 report by the bank's Institutional Integrity unit into pharmaceutical drug procurement as part of the bank's Reproductive and Child Health I Project (or RCH I). The 16-page report has never been made public. But we've seen a copy, and it's a stunner that readers can find in full here.
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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: corruption; wolfowitz; worldbank; zoellick
posted on 09/03/2007 9:12:05 PM PDT
World Bank corruption-as-usual BUMP!
Is there anyone left in public service with any integrity?
posted on 09/03/2007 9:30:54 PM PDT
(This isn't rocket science- Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
The very idea that any institution of a world government could police itself is laughable on its face. This is merely confirmation of that first observation.
posted on 09/03/2007 9:32:14 PM PDT
(The fourth estate is the fifth column.)
posted on 09/03/2007 9:38:03 PM PDT
(responsibility without authority is slavery!)
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