In Spring 1995, then incoming Vice President and Controller Jules Muis, commissioned an internal study to explore the Banks historic interest, or lack of it, in the subject. The result was the ‘C-Word Report’ of November 1995, that has recently been put by the Bank in the public domain.
On April 24, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm in room J B1-075 of the World Bank, the 1818 Society will host a seminar, “The Cancer of Corruption – Revisited and Reassessed”. After newly appointed Vice President of Integrity, Ms. Pascale Dubois delivers a few opening remarks, Governance Thematic Group member, Jules Muis, will reminisce circumstances and reactions to the Report prevailing in 1995. He will frankly share his views of what has been achieved since — procedurally in the Bank as well as in addressing corruption as a mortgage on development — and scout the possible, and limits of the possible, of anti-corruption measures generically, adding some of his experience at the European Commission in the years following (2000-2004) and his thoughts since then. Following, Muis’ presentation, Joel Turkewitz from the World Bank Governance Global Practice will make a few remarks. PTF Chief Technical Adviser, Vinay Bhargava, will moderate the discussion.