In May, Paul Volcker announced the formation of his team that will review the operations of the Bank’s controversial anti-corruption unit, the department of institutional integrity, or INT. Members include John Githongo, former anti-corruption chief in Kenya, and John Vereker, the governor of Bermuda. Originally scheduled for completion in July, the report is now expected in September. Concerned about “the objectivity of the panel” (Volcker employed four INT staff in his recent investigations of the UN oil-for-food scandal, see Update 55) US NGO Government Accountability Project will conduct a parallel partial review.
2 April 2007
2 April 2007
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