AIIB is committed to the highest standards of integrity in its operations. If you suspect fraud and corruption in any of AIIB’s projects, contracts or activities—and/or involving our staff, consultants and contractors—please submit a report to AIIB’s independent unit, the Complaints-resolution, Evaluation and Integrity Unit (CEIU) by completing the form below.

What are considered fraud and corruption in AIIB?

"Fraud and corruption" is the generic and collective term for activities that are considered Prohibited Practices under AIIB’s Policy on Prohibited Practices (PPP) as follows:
  • Coercive Practice: Impairing or harming, or threatening to impair or harm, directly or indirectly, any party or the property of a party to influence improperly the actions of a party.
  • Collusive Practice: An arrangement between two or more parties designed to achieve an improper purpose, including to influence improperly the actions of another party.
  • Corrupt Practice: The offering, giving, receiving or soliciting, directly or indirectly, of anything of value to influence improperly the actions of another party.
  • Fraudulent Practice: Any act or omission, including misrepresentation, that knowingly or recklessly misleads, or attempts to mislead, a party to obtain a financial or other benefit or to avoid an obligation.
  • Misuse of Resources: Improper use of the Bank’s resources, carried out either intentionally or through reckless disregard.
  • Obstructive Practice: Any of the following practices:
    • Deliberately destroying, falsifying, altering or concealing evidence material to a Bank investigation.
    • Making false statements to investigators in order to materially impede a Bank investigation into allegations of a Prohibited Practice.
    • Failing to comply with requests to provide information, documents or records in connection with a Bank investigation.
    • Threatening, harassing or intimidating any party to prevent it from disclosing its knowledge of matters relevant to a Bank investigation or from pursuing the investigation.
    • Materially impeding the exercise of the Bank’s contractual rights of audit or inspection or access to information.
  • Theft: The misappropriation of property belonging to another party.

How can I report fraud and corruption in AIIB projects and activities?

If you suspect fraud and corruption in any of AIIB’s projects, contracts, or activities-and/or involving our staff, consultants and contractors-please submit a report to AIIB’s independent unit, the Complaints-resolution, Evaluation and Integrity Unit (CEIU) by completing the Fraud and Corruption Reporting Form.

What should I include in the report?

In your report, you should include the following information:
  • Name of the AIIB project and country where the project is located, if known.
  • Contract name or reference number, if known.
  • Describe what happened using as much detail as possible (Who is involved? Where and when did this happen? How do you know about this?).
  • Supporting documents such as email messages, relevant documents, copies of bids or contract, photos, recordings and other information.
  • At least an email address so CEIU can contact you for additional information, if needed.
All reports must be believed to be truthful, accurate and given in good faith.

Can I submit my report anonymously?

CEIU may accept and review anonymous complaints. However, complainants are encouraged to identify themselves and provide at least an email address to facilitate any follow-up action.

Does AIIB have whistleblower protection?

Whistleblowers can request to remain anonymous. AIIB shall also ensure that the whistleblower’s identity is kept confidential.

Who reviews my report on fraud and corruption?

All reports of suspected fraud and corruption in AIIB-funded projects and activities are reviewed by CEIU. CEIU is an independent unit within AIIB that is led by a Managing Director who reports directly to AIIB’s Board of Directors (BOD). CEIU is staffed by professional investigators who will review all allegations of fraud and corruption following the Policy on Prohibited Practices.

What happens after I submit a report?

After you submit a report, you will receive an automatic system-generated email to the address you have provided. Investigators may also reach out to you directly using the email address that you provided to request additional information.

All reports are reviewed by CEIU Investigators who will first perform a preliminary assessment of the information you have provided. More specifically, CEIU Investigators will assess whether:
  • Your report is a suspected Prohibited Practice defined under the PPP.
  • There is sufficient merit to proceed with an investigation based on a set of investigative and operational criteria.
  • An investigation by CEIU is the most appropriate course of action.
Based on the preliminary assessment, CEIU may decide to either pursue an official investigation or take other appropriate actions. AIIB is not obligated to provide information on any ongoing investigation.

What happens when there is a finding of fraud and corruption?

If CEIU Investigators find that fraud and corruption have occurred, the Investigator shall submit the findings to AIIB’s Sanctions Officer, who will make an independent determination on the appropriate sanctions against the subjects. Sanctions may include: (i) reprimand, (ii) debarment, (iii) conditional non-debarment, (iv) debarment with conditional release and (v) other sanctions such as restitution of funds and the imposition of fines.

The decision of the Sanctions Officer may be appealed to the Sanctions Panel, whose decision shall be final.

AIIB follows the General Principles and Guidelines for Sanctions under the Agreement for Mutual Enforcement of Debarment Decisions (AMEDD) by major multilateral development banks.

AIIB may also refer its findings to relevant national authorities.

Where can I find AIIB’s Debarment List?

AIIB’s Debarment List can be found on www.aiib.org/debarment. All the firms and individuals in AIIB’s Debarment List are ineligible to participate in or be awarded a contract in AIIB projects and activities until the expiration of their respective debarment periods.

Relevant Documents:

1. Policy on Prohibited Practices

2. Directive on the Policy on Prohibited Practices



Debarment List

All the firms and individuals in AIIB’s Debarment List are ineligible to participate in or be awarded a contract in AIIB projects and activities until the expiration of their respective debarment periods.

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