How Can You Report Fraud or Corruption in World Bank Projects?
To report allegations of Bank staff misconduct or allegations of fraud or corruption within the World Bank Group or in Bank Group-financed operations, you should contact the Department of Institutional Integrity (INT). You can contact the INT in a number of different ways:
By contacting an external hotline service (24 hours/day): to reverse the charges (collect calls): 704-556-7046
By mail: World Bank Alertline, PMB 3767, 13950 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Charlotte, North Carolina 28277, USA
By Fax (to the World Bank Alertline): 704-556-0732
Anonymous calls are accepted - further details on anonymity are contained on the INT's website.
When calling or sending in a complaint (anonymous or otherwise), please be as specific as possible. Your complaint should include:
Specifically what wrongdoing you are reporting
Specific dates and time
Specific location where wrongdoing occurred
How the individual or firm completed the alleged wrongdoing
Why the individual or firm perpetrated the offense
Why you believe the alleged activity was misconduct
What physical evidence or documentation exists to corroborate your allegations
Other witnesses to the alleged wrongdoing
How you can be reached for further information.
What Constitutes Fraud and Corruption?
The INT investigates allegations of fraud and corruption within the World Bank Group or involving World Bank-financed contracts. The violations listed below should be reported to the Department of Institutional Integrity:
Contract irregularities and violations of the Bank's procurement guidelines