Stolen Assets are the proceeds of corruption: money, properties, or other assets, amassed through corrupt acts. These include bribery, embezzlement, misappropriation of property or funds, trading in influence, and abuse of functions in the public sector. Asset Recovery is the process by which the proceeds of corruption are recovered and returned to the country of origin.
The Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR) is a partnership between the World Bank Group and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime that supports international efforts to end safe havens for corrupt funds. StAR works with developing countries and financial centers to prevent the laundering of the proceeds of corruption and to facilitate more systematic and timely return of stolen assets.
PRINCIPLES AND STANDARDS
Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR)
TOOLS, GUIDANCE, MANUALS
StAR Asset Recovery Watch
StAR Asset Recovery Handbook: A Guide for Practitioners
Identification and Quantification of the Proceeds of Bribery - A joint OECD-StAR analysis
Tracking Anti-Corruption and Asset Recovery Commitments - A Joint OECD-StAR Report
Asset Declarations for Public Officials: A Tool to Prevent Corruption
REVIEWS, CASE STUDIES
Few and Far: The Hard Facts on Stolen Asset Recovery
Tracking anti-corruption and asset recovery commitments - OECD/StAR report
Asset Recovery and Mutual Legal Assistance in Asia and the Pacific (pdf)