Government Officials & Policymakers

Government Officials & Policymakers: commitment from all levels

Successful asset recovery requires commitment from all levels of government

The officials who must make it a priority by implementing policies which lower the barriers to asset recovery, the investigators who investigate corruption offenses and trace the assets across the globe, and those who engage in the judicial processes to return assets to their rightful country. StAR supports all these national efforts by supplying knowledge products which inform policy makers on best practices, training designed specifically to meet the country's needs, and facilitating international contacts between national authorities and financial centers which can help expedite asset recovery cases.

Countries can request StAR assistance by sending a written request to the StAR Secretariat Coordinator and the UNODC Country Representative or the World Bank Country Director which indicates the nature of the assistance that the national authorities would like StAR to provide and designating a counterpart for follow-up. Requests should be signed by a senior official with the competence and authority to coordinate between the national institutions involved in asset recovery efforts.

StAR and OECD DAC have produced a Questionnaire on Quantitative Reporting on the Return of the Proceeds of Corruption. It collects quantitative information on asset recovery activity in OECD member countries in accordance with the commitments made in the 2008 Accra Agenda for Action on Aid Effectiveness. StAR and the OECD are currently preparing an update of this analysis, based on updated information.

Publications

On the Take: Criminalizing Illicit Enrichment to Fight Corruption
'On the Take: Criminalizing Illicit Enrichment to Fight Corruption' is the first comprehensive survey of illicit enrichment laws and provides a broad analysis of the challenges in both drafting and implementing the
تتبع الالتزامات استعادة لمكافحة الفساد والأصول: العمل وتوصيات
وتقاس نجوم ومنظمة التعاون والتنمية تقدم الدول المانحة الوفاء بالتزاماتها 30 في أكرا لالتزامات مكافحة الفساد (1) من قبل الأفراد أو الشركات، و (2) تتبع وتجميد واسترداد الأصول المسروقة. ويصف التقرير التحديات في الوفاء بالالتزامات،
Tracking Anti-Corruption and Asset Recovery Commitments: A Progress Report and Recommendations for Action
StAR and the OECD have measured the progress of 30 donor countries in meeting their Accra commitments to the combat corruption by individuals or corporations, and to track, freeze, and recover stolen assets. The report
Management of Returned Assets: Policy Considerations
Public Office, Private Interests: Accountability through Income and Asset Disclosure
The first global study of financial disclosure laws and practices calls for a renewed commitment to income and asset disclosure to deter the use of public office for private gain, and to help manage actual and apparent conflicts
A Good Practice Guide for Non-conviction-based Asset Forfeiture
Identifies the key concepts - legal, operational and practical - a procedure that provides for the seizure and forfeiture of of stolen assets without the need for a criminal conviction.

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