What are the benefits of "naming and shaming"?

14 January 2009
Paul SnellAs we saw this week, the World Bank has published the names of those suppliers they have banned from tendering, including three major Indian vendors. While this is very useful for other buyers who may be contemplating using these suppliers, and who might now be thinking twice about it. I wonder what benefit this gives the World Bank, other than increasing their own transparency. Certainly I’m sure the suppliers would be less than happy about it. What are the benefits to a buyers of “naming and shaming” a supplier? Is it something you would ever consider?
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