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 introduced AID systems. More and more countries also use electronic systems to collect, analyze, and publish declarations. Given that the introduction of electronic filing is a new development in many countries, there is great need for knowledge sharing in this area which will continue to grow as more countries shift to using electronic filing of asset declarations systems. The focus of this publication is automated risk analysis of asset declarations; an electronic system that uses algorithms to detect risks in the submitted declarations forms according to pre-set indicators. The publication provides advice on how to organize the process, what steps to take to develop the risk analysis framework, and addresses issues of integration with external data sources and the level of the system’s transparency. It is intended for practitioners who deal with the establishment and operation of asset declaration systems at the national level.
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Automated Risk Analysis of Asset and Interest Declarations of Public Officials