StAR brings innovation to the global fight against corruption, offering fact-based analysis and proposals on the strategy and methods to recover corrupt assets. It cooperates with a number of global organizations including: the Conference of States Parties to UNCAC, the G8, the G20, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
StAR's policy work is grounded in extensive practical expertise and innovative and in-depth knowledge products by its staff who are drawn from a number of disciplines. Please see StAR publications.
StAR has been actively engaged with the G8 on the issue of transparency and beneficial ownership. Please click below to read more and access key documents.
G20 Anti Corruption Working Group
StAR is the coordinator for the World Bank's participation in the G20 Anti-corruption working group. In particular, StAR plays a technical advisory role for this important policy making body on Asset Recovery, transparency and beneficial ownership, and corruption risk mapping. Below are key recent documents by the Anti-Corruption Working Group(ACWG).
The G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group (ACWG) was established in June 2010, at the Toronto Summit. Its primary goal was to prepare "comprehensive recommendations for consideration by Leaders on how the G20 could continue to make practical and valuable contributions to international efforts to combat corruption". The ACWG actively collaborates with the World Bank, the OECD, the UNODC, the IMF, the FATF, as well as with the Business 20 Task Force on Improving Transparency and Anti-corruption and the Civil 20 Working Group on Anti-Corruption. The present activities of the ACWG are built around the G20 Anti-Corruption Action Plan 2013-2014.
Asset Recovery Country Profiles (2013) (download)
Asset Tracing: Country Profiles (2012) (download)
Requesting Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters from G20 Countries: A Step-By-Step Guide (2012) (download)
2013 Progress Report
Part I – ACWG Progress (download)
Part II – National Progress Highlights (download)
Part III - Policy and Practice Highlights Matrix (download)
Part III - Treaty and Legislative Framework Matrix (download)
Part IV - Procurement Compilation (download)
Part V - Education Compilation (download)
World BankStrengthening Governance: Tackling Corruption / The World Bank Group's Updated Strategy and Implementation plan (March 2010)
Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption
Open Ended Inter-governmental Working Group on Asset Recovery
TRACK - Tools & Resources for Anti-Corruption Knowledge’ developed by UNODC
Financial Action Task Force
Use of the FATF Recommendations to support the fight against corruption
Laundering the Proceeds of Corruption
FATF Guidance: Politically Exposed Persons (Recommendations 12 and 22)
Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Vulnerabilities of Legal Professionals
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development
StAR assists countries in developing the legal framework, institutional expertise, and skill necessary to recover assets. It works with partners in jurisdictions all around the world to develop the most effective and appropriate tools to tackle and prevent the theft of assets critical to development.
StAR offers practical advice on the strategy and management of asset recovery efforts. It provides a platform for dialogue and collaboration on specific cases. StAR acts as a facilitator in bringing together different jurisdictions involved in asset recovery.