Asset recovery

 

 

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)