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Fighting Corruption in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
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Many countries around the world have introduced systems of asset declarations for public officials in order to prevent corruption. These systems vary greatly from country to country. The impact of such systems on the actual level of corruption is not well known.
The study presents policy recommendations on the key elements of asset declaration systems. These recommendations will be useful for national governments and international organisations engaged in development, reform and assessment of asset declarations systems on a country level.
Part I. Policy Principles and Recommendations for Public Official Asset Declaration
-Why introduce asset declaration systems?
-Which legal framework should be chosen?
-One regulation for all officials, or different regulations for various categories?
-Which institution should be responsible?
-Who should be obliged to declare assets?
-What information should be declared?
-How should asset declarations be collected?
-How should asset declarations be verified?
-Which sanctions are needed to enforce asset declarations regimes?
-Which information should be open to the general public and other public institutions?
-How should the declarations system be evaluated?
Part II. Analysis of Existing Asset Declaration Practices
Chapter 1. Historical Background and International Standards
Chapter 2. Purposes of the Declaration Systems
Chapter 3. Legal Basis and Institutional Arrangements
Chapter 4. Subjects of Declaration Systems
Chapter 5. Scope and Content of the Declarations
Chapter 6. Processing of the Declarations
Chapter 7. Liability and Sanctions
Chapter 8. Public Disclosure
Chapter 9. Evaluation of the Declaration Systems
Part III. Asset Declaration Case Studies
Chapter 10. Asset Declaration in Lithuania
Chapter 11. Asset Declaration in Romania
Chapter 12. Asset Declaration in Spain
Chapter 13. Asset Declaration in Ukraine