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Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press
Integrity Vice Presidency
Unspecified sub-Saharan African countries (acts by Kenyan and Tanzanian subsidiaries whose geographical region included Kenya, Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Zanzibar archipelago)
According to the World Bank Press Release, "The World Bank Group today announced the debarment of two wholly-owned subsidiaries of Oxford University Press (OUP), namely: Oxford University Press East Africa Limited (OUPEA) and Oxford University Press Tanzania Limited (OUPT) - for a period of three years following OUP's acknowledgment of misconduct by its two subsidiaries in relation to two Bank-financed education projects in East Africa. The debarment is part of a Negotiated Resolution Agreement between OUP and the World Bank Group. In May 2011, investigators from the World Bank's Integrity Vice Presidency (INT) approached OUP about potential misconduct in Africa. Following this, OUP conducted an internal investigation into its operations and reported its findings to INT. [ ] The two companies made improper payments to government officials for two contracts to supply text books in relation to two World Bank-financed projects. As a result, OUPEA and OUPT will be debarred for three years and OUP will receive a conditional non-debarment. In addition, in order to remedy part of the harm done by the misconduct, OUP has agreed to make a payment of US$500,000 to the World Bank as part of the Negotiated Resolution." (Source: The World Bank Press Release, "World Bank Sanctions Oxford University Press for Corrupt Practices Impacting Education Projects in East Africa," July 3, 2012.)
The World Bank Press Release, "World Bank Sanctions Oxford University Press for Corrupt Practices Impacting Education Projects in East Africa," July 3, 2012, accessed at http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/2012/07/03/world-bank-sanctions-oxford-university-press-corrupt-practices-impacting-education-projects-east-africa
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