StAR's new Asset Recovery Watch database is out now!

jurisdictions involved in international asset recovery cases
international asset recovery cases recorded in the database
total value of assets returned internationally (USD) recorded in the database
total value of assets (frozen/confiscated/returned) (USD) recorded in the database

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

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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

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