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The Consulting companies handbook explains international financial institution coverage instructions for the Employment and Use of experts by means of financial institution debtors, and describes the right kind use of the realm financial institution usual Request for Proposals together with the traditional Contracts. The handbook additionally offers finished suggestion to financial institution debtors, specialists and financial institution employees at the program of sound practices and proper systems while facing experts, in keeping with issues of caliber, potency and economic system, reasonable festival, transparency, and participation of nationwide experts in financial institution funded consulting providers assignments.

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6 representing or advising bidders, firms, or entities that are participating in Bank-financed contracts and that have pending investigations on allegations of fraud and corruption or that have any other dispute with the Bank (such as complaints on procurement), unless the Bank explicitly consents. 6 Consultants Engaged by the Bank The Bank often employs consultants (firms or individuals) to carry out specific assignments for its operational work. To prevent consultants from using their Bank employment to obtain additional work from the Borrower, the Bank’s standard contract for firms and letters of appointment for individuals include clauses on COI.

The size and scope of the program must be within reach of the Borrower’s capacity for achievement, yet sufficient to produce the result. The Borrower staff and the resources needed for the execution of the program need be identified and lined up. The Borrower must be educated about the rationale for the change. Risks need to be identified, and strategies for dealing with them created. 3. Providing implementation support. Consultant personnel working on the assignment must be able to play dual roles: on the one hand, they must be specialists in their specific field (for example, investiga- CAPACITY BUILDING, TRANSFER OF KNOWLEDGE, AND TRAINING IN CONSULTANT CONTRACT ASSIGNMENTS Twinning Agreements tors, financial analysts, or engineers); on the other hand, they must support the implementation of the capacity-building program.

11–14, of the Consultant Guidelines. 3. 00, “Selection and Use of Consultants by the World Bank for Operational Purposes,” December 2002. 1 Main Considerations A consultant conflict of interest (COI) is a situation in which consultants provide, could provide, or could be perceived as providing biased professional advice to a Borrower to obtain from that Borrower or from others an undue benefit for themselves or their affiliates. Although COI is an easily understood concept, to identify and prevent it or address its consequences (that is, the potential or actual prejudice to the Borrower’s interests) requires in practice the exercise of common sense, sound judgment, and expertise.

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