StAR Corruption Cases Database

Asset Recovery Watch & Settlements Database

Disclaimer

The corruption cases databases are a product of the staff of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank and UNODC. It is intended for general information purposes only. The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in the databases do not necessarily reflect the views of UNODC or the Executive Directors of The World Bank or the governments they represent. The World Bank and UNODC do not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this work. Neither the World Bank Group or UNODC nor its officers or employees shall be liable for any losses that may result directly or indirectly from the use of or reliance upon such information.

About StAR Asset Recovery Watch

The Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR) supports efforts of policymakers and practitioners to return stolen assets, remove barriers to asset recovery, and prevent laundering of proceeds of corruption. StAR Asset Recovery Watch is a public database that tracks efforts by prosecution authorities worldwide to go after assets that stem from corruption. The database compiles and systematizes information about completed and ongoing (active) corruption cases that involve international asset recovery. See a detailed guide to ARW here.

Asset Recovery Watch is periodically updated. To report errors, updated information, or new cases to be added to the database, please contact FMMedia@worldbankgroup.org.

About StAR Database of Settlements

A companion database to the study, Left out of the Bargain, the StAR Settlements Cases Database is a compilation of 534 settled cases that took place between 1999 and July 2012. The cases resulted in US$6.9 billion imposed in various forms of monetary sanctions against individuals and companies. The methodology on the compilation of the database is contained in Annex III of the study. The settlements database has not been updated systematically since 2012.