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.
The StAR Publications Library
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.
Taxing Crime: A Whole-of-Government Approach to Fighting Corruption, Money Laundering, and Tax Crimes
This publication focuses on the benefits of interagency cooperation between tax authorities and law enforcement agencies working on preventing, detecting, and recovering the illicit financial flows derived from tax evasion, corruption, and money laundering. Although the magnitude of illicit financial flows is a matter of debate, their important implications for …
Signatures for Sale: How Nominee Services for Shell Companies Are Abused to Conceal Beneficial Owners
This report analyzes a family of related corporate arrangements in which nominees act as agents of principals in control of shell companies. It focuses on how nominee arrangements can be abused to facilitate financial crime by obscuring the identity of those in control of shell companies and on policies designed …
Automated Risk Analysis of Asset and Interest Declarations of Public Officials
Asset and interest disclosure by public officials has been widely used to build integrity and combat corruption. Asset and interest disclosure (AID) systems have become a universal instrument to enhance public sector transparency and accountability, and prevent and detect corruption. According to World Bank data, over 160 countries around the world have …
Asset Recovery Handbook: A Guide for Practitioners, Second Edition
Designed as a how-to manual, the handbook guides practitioners as they grapple with the strategic, organizational, investigative, and legal challenges of recovering assets that have been stolen by corrupt leaders and hidden abroad. It provides common approaches to recovering stolen assets located in foreign jurisdictions, identifies the challenges that practitioners …
The StAR Blog
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.
Corruption steals from the poor. It steals the promise of a bright future.