StAR supports international efforts to end safe havens for corrupt funds. 

Countries received StAR assistance in 2022
countries adopted new laws or amendments related to asset recovery in 2022
countries receiving StAR assistance opened or concluded at least one AR case in 2022
countries received technical assistance on legislative reform in 2022
countries received StAR support to improve domestic coordination processes in 2022
people trained globally by StAR in 2022
global policy events contributed to [in-person and virtually] by StAR in 2022
countries received StAR support to improve international cooperation processes in 2022

Restoring proceeds of corruption to their rightful owner is a development imperative. By returning corrupt funds, we can mobilize resources to reduce poverty and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. It is also the right thing to do.

Ghada Fathi Waly, Executive Director, UNODC

StAR Publications

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.
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And let's not mince words: we need to deal with the cancer of corruption. In country after country, it is the people who are demanding action on this issue…we all know that it is a major barrier to sound and equitable development. Corruption is a problem that all countries have to confront.

James Wolfensohn, 9th President of the World Bank Group

Upcoming Events

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International Corruption Hunters Alliance 2023

The World Bank Group is pleased to announce the next gathering of the World Bank Group’s International Corruption Hunters Alliance (ICHA) Forum. The ICHA is a global g...
Date Jun 14 - 16, 2023

Anticorruption for Development (AC4D) Global Partnership Forum

Corruption is a major impediment to development as it diverts resources from more productive uses and negatively affects shared prosperity by disproportionally benefit...
Date Jun 26 - 27, 2023
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Tax Transparency & Corruption Conference

Since 2015, the Global Tax Policy Center (WU GTPC), at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business in partners...
Date Jul 4 - 6, 2023
GlobE Network of Anti-Corruption Law Enforcement Authorities

Fourth GlobE Network Plenary Meeting

The Global Operational Network of Anti-Corruption Law Enforcement Authorities (GlobE Network) offers a platform for information exchange between frontline anti-corrupt...
Date Jul 11 - 13, 2023

This year [2022] marks the 15th anniversary of StAR, the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative. In partnership with the United Nations, this initiative assists countries to achieve accountability, recover stolen public assets, and repair the damage from corruption.

David Malpass, 13th President of the World Bank Group