Integrity Principles and Guidelines (2015)

Business Guide | March 2015

These are common principles and guidelines for investigations jointly endorsed by the African Development Bank Group, Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Investment Bank Group, Inter-American Development Bank Group, and the World Bank Group.

This publication is a revised version of the December 2012 Integrity Principles and Guidelines.


  • International Financial Institutions Principles and Guidelines for Investigations
    • Preamble
    • General Principles
    • Definitions
    • Rights and Obligations
    • Procedural Guidelines
    • Investigative Findings
    • Referrals to National Authorities
    • Review and Amendment
    • Publication
  • Sanctions
    • Basis for Remedial Action
    • Notice to Parties Subject of an Investigation
    • Remedial Actions
    • Period of Debarment
    • Appeals
    • Reinstatement
    • Disclosure
    • Cross Debarment