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WBG Code of Ethics (English)

This document, the World Bank Group Code of Ethics (the Code), is derived directly from WBG core values. The Code sets out broader principles that align to our values. It describes the ethical norms and behaviors that the WBG expects from each of us as staff, and that each of us should expect of ourselves, from one another, and from the Institution. Throughout the document, links to appropriate resources that provide more detail are provided. The Code should be considered a living document that may be reviewed and updated over time.


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    WBG Code of Ethics

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    Ethics and Business Conduct; Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity; Environmental and Social Safeguard; conflicts of interest; abuse of authority; Diversity and Inclusion; community of practice; country of origin; community at large; performance management process; standards of ethics; success and failure; internal justice system; source of funding; new idea; good faith; sexual harassment; in work; personal gain; cultural background; Domestic Abuse; social framework; common purpose; core values; disciplinary sanction; reputational risk; work environment; social sustainability; health status; human rights; individual difference; positive impact; national origin; new technology; marital status; duty station; personal responsibility; political affiliation; new way; appropriate solutions; professional network; best practice; global environment; immediate relatives; role models; dissenting view; personal capacity; cumulative value; protected activity; month period; public forum; personal relationship; Sanctionable Practices; professional qualification; constructive remedies; domestic partner; family relationship; political interest; outside activities; business relationship; improper payment; personal interest; working style; work-life balance; Work Life Balance; personal commitment; social standard; child labor; individual responsibility; civil society; employment status; regular staff; ethical norm; staff association; take time; body language; institutional boundary; individual behavior; respectful atmosphere; across border; systematic feedback; personal life; individual level; organizational level; staff rule; ethical behavior; workplace issue; ethical issue; sound board; available resources; workplace culture; accessible location; Assistive Device; workplace environment; environmental footprint; local culture; physical environment; professional expertise; prevention program; physical health; career development; disability accommodation



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WBG Code of Ethics (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.