The Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR) supports efforts of policymakers and practitioners to return stolen assets, remove barriers to asset recovery, and prevent laundering of proceeds of corruption. StAR Asset Recovery Watch is a public database that tracks efforts by prosecution authorities worldwide to go after assets that stem from corruption. The database compiles and systematizes information about completed and ongoing (active) corruption cases that involve international asset recovery. See a detailed guide to ARW here.
Asset Recovery Watch is periodically updated. To report errors, updated information, or new cases to be added to the database, please contact FMMedia@worldbankgroup.org.
A companion database to the study, Left out of the Bargain, the StAR Settlements Cases Database is a compilation of 534 settled cases that took place between 1999 and July 2012. The cases resulted in US$6.9 billion imposed in various forms of monetary sanctions against individuals and companies. The methodology on the compilation of the database is contained in Annex III of the study. The settlements database has not been updated systematically since 2012.