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Few and far : the hard facts on stolen asset recovery (English)

The return of the proceeds of corruption - asset recovery can have a significant development impact. Development agencies and other bodies committed to improving development effectiveness should be interested in the asset recovery agenda, in view of recognition that corruption undermines development efforts and international commitments to fight it and recover the proceeds. ... See More +

Publication 90806 SEP 15, 2014

Gray, Larissa; Hansen, Kjetil; Recica-Kirkbride, Pranvera; Mills, Linnea

Stolen asset recovery : a good practices guide for non-conviction based asset forfeiture (Chinese)

The guide is organized into three major parts: Part A first provides an overview of the problem of stolen assets and the problem of recovering the assets once they are transferred abroad. ... See More +

Publication 48092 APR 08, 2014

Greenberg, Theodore S. ; Samuel, Linda M. ; Grant, Wingate ; Gray, Larissa English, Russian, Spanish, French, Arabic

Barriers to asset recovery : an analysis of the key barriers and recommendations for action : Barreras para la recuperacion de activos : analisis de las barreras principales y recomendaciones para la accion (Spanish)

Theft of public assets from developing countries is an immense problem with a staggering development impact. These thefts diverts valuable public resources from addressing the abject poverty and fragile infrastructure often present in such countries. ... See More +

Publication 63258 JAN 01, 2014

Stephenson, Kevin M.; Gray, Larissa; Power, Ric; Brun, Jean-Pierre; Dunker, Gabriele; Panjer, Melissa English, French

The puppet masters : how the corrupt use legal structures to hide stolen assets and what to do about it : Les marionnettistes : comment dissimuler les bien mal acquis derrière des structures juridiques, et que faire pour l’empêcher (French)

This report, the puppet masters, deals with the corporate and financial structures that form the building blocks of hidden money trails. In particular, it focuses on the ease with which corrupt actors hide their interests behind a corporate veil and the difficulties investigators face in trying to lift that veil. ... See More +

Publication 65125 JAN 01, 2014

Willebois, Emile van der Does de; Halter, Emily M.; Harrison, Robert A.; Park, Ji Won; Sharman, J. C. English

On the take : criminalizing illicit enrichment to fight corruption : Función pública : intereses privados rendición de cuentas a través de declaraciones de ingresos y activos (Spanish)

The objectives of this study covered; (i) to promote a broader understanding of the offense of illicit enrichment, its application, benefits, and the challenges it poses and, (ii) based on country experience, to identify key issues that jurisdictions should consider when developing an institutional and legal regime for criminalizing illicit enrichment. ... See More +

Publication 71731 JAN 01, 2014

Muzila, Lindy; Morales, Michelle; Mathias, Marianne; Berger, Tammar French

On the take : criminalizing illicit enrichment to fight corruption : Les profiteurs incriminer lapos;enrichissement illiciite pour combattre la corruption (French)

The objectives of this study covered; (i) to promote a broader understanding of the offense of illicit enrichment, its application, benefits, and the challenges it poses and, (ii) based on country experience, to identify key issues that jurisdictions should consider when developing an institutional and legal regime for criminalizing illicit enrichment. ... See More +

Publication 71731 JAN 01, 2014

Muzila, Lindy; Morales, Michelle; Mathias, Marianne; Berger, Tammar Spanish

Asset recovery handbook : a guide for practitioners (Arabic)

This handbook is designed as a how-to manual that 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. ... See More +

Publication 59464 DEC 03, 2013

Brun, Jean-Pierre; Gray, Larissa; Scott, Clive; Stephenson, Kevin M. English, Korean, Spanish, French, Thai

Left out of the bargain : settlements in foreign bribery cases and implications for asset recovery (English)

It is a conservative estimate that every year, through corruption, between 20 billion dollars and 40 billion dollars are diverted from developing countries and find safe haven in foreign jurisdictions. ... See More +

Publication 83154 NOV 15, 2013

Oduor, Jacinta Anyango; Fernando, Francisca M. U.; Flah, Agustin; Gottwald, Dorothee; Hauch, Jeanne M.; Mathias, Marianne; Park, Ji Won; Stolpe, Oliver

Asset recovery handbook : a guide for practitioners (Thai)

This handbook is designed as a how-to manual that 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. ... See More +

Publication 59464 JAN 01, 2013

Brun, Jean-Pierre; Gray, Larissa; Scott, Clive; Stephenson, Kevin M. English, Korean, Spanish, French

Asset recovery handbook : a guide for practitioners : Manuel de recouvrement des biens mal acquis : un guide pour les praticiens (French)

This handbook is designed as a how-to manual that 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. ... See More +

Publication 59464 JAN 01, 2013

Brun, Jean-Pierre; Gray, Larissa; Scott, Clive; Stephenson, Kevin M. English, Korean, Spanish, Thai

On the take : criminalizing illicit enrichment to fight corruption (English)

The objectives of this study covered; (i) to promote a broader understanding of the offense of illicit enrichment, its application, benefits, and the challenges it poses and, (ii) based on country experience, to identify key issues that jurisdictions should consider when developing an institutional and legal regime for criminalizing illicit enrichment. ... See More +

Publication 71731 AUG 07, 2012

Muzila, Lindy; Morales, Michelle; Mathias, Marianne; Berger, Tammar Spanish, French

Public office, private interests : accountability through income and asset disclosure (English)

The fight against corruption is a developmental imperative. While international efforts have achieved some significant results, they also illustrate the extent of the challenges that remain. ... See More +

Publication 67627 MAR 16, 2012

Barnes, Daniel W.; Berger, Tammar; Burdescu, Ruxandra; Gilman, Stuart; Habershon, Alexandra; Reid, Gary J.; Trapnell, Stephanie E.; Recanatini, Francesca

Politically exposed persons : preventive measures for the banking sector (Russian)

The paper is focused on the banking sector, not on other financial and nonfinancial sectors vulnerable to the laundering of corrupt funds. These other sectors may find the recommendations and good practices provided in this paper relevant, but should analyze the findings of this paper in light of their particular circumstances and specific features. ... See More +

Publication 54250 JAN 01, 2012

Greenberg, Theodore S.; Gray, Larissa; Schantz, Delphine; Gardner, Carolin; Latham, Michael English, Spanish

Politically exposed persons : preventive measures for the banking sector : Personas expuestas politicamente : medidas preventivas para el sector bancario (Spanish)

The paper is focused on the banking sector, not on other financial and nonfinancial sectors vulnerable to the laundering of corrupt funds. These other sectors may find the recommendations and good practices provided in this paper relevant, but should analyze the findings of this paper in light of their particular circumstances and specific features. ... See More +

Publication 54250 JAN 01, 2012

Greenberg, Theodore S.; Gray, Larissa; Schantz, Delphine; Gardner, Carolin; Latham, Michael English, Russian

Public office, private interests : accountability through income and asset disclosure : Viec cong, loi ich tu : bao dam trach nhiem giai tr nh thong qua cong khai thu nhap, tai san (Vietnamese)

The fight against corruption is a developmental imperative. While international efforts have achieved some significant results, they also illustrate the extent of the challenges that remain. ... See More +

Publication 67627 JAN 01, 2012

Barnes, Daniel W.; Berger, Tammar; Burdescu, Ruxandra; Gilman, Stuart; Habershon, Alexandra; Reid, Gary J.; Trapnell, Stephanie E.; Recanatini, Francesca English

Stolen asset recovery : a good practices guide for non-conviction based asset forfeiture : Biens mal acquis : un guide des bonnes pratiques en matiere de confiscation dapos;actifs sans condamnation (French)

The guide is organized into three major parts: Part A first provides an overview of the problem of stolen assets and the problem of recovering the assets once they are transferred abroad. ... See More +

Publication 48092 DEC 14, 2011

Greenberg, Theodore S. ; Samuel, Linda M. ; Grant, Wingate ; Gray, Larissa English, Russian, Spanish, Arabic

The puppet masters : how the corrupt use legal structures to hide stolen assets and what to do about it (English)

This report, the puppet masters, deals with the corporate and financial structures that form the building blocks of hidden money trails. In particular, it focuses on the ease with which corrupt actors hide their interests behind a corporate veil and the difficulties investigators face in trying to lift that veil. ... See More +

Publication 65125 NOV 03, 2011

Willebois, Emile van der Does de; Halter, Emily M.; Harrison, Robert A.; Park, Ji Won; Sharman, J. C. French

Barriers to asset recovery : an analysis of the key barriers and recommendations for action (English)

Theft of public assets from developing countries is an immense problem with a staggering development impact. These thefts diverts valuable public resources from addressing the abject poverty and fragile infrastructure often present in such countries. ... See More +

Publication 63258 JUN 20, 2011

Stephenson, Kevin M.; Gray, Larissa; Power, Ric; Brun, Jean-Pierre; Dunker, Gabriele; Panjer, Melissa Spanish, French

Barriers to asset recovery : an analysis of the key barriers and recommendations for action : Les obstacles au recouvrement des biens mal acquis (French)

Theft of public assets from developing countries is an immense problem with a staggering development impact. These thefts diverts valuable public resources from addressing the abject poverty and fragile infrastructure often present in such countries. ... See More +

Publication 63258 JUN 20, 2011

Stephenson, Kevin M.; Gray, Larissa; Power, Ric; Brun, Jean-Pierre; Dunker, Gabriele; Panjer, Melissa

Tracking anti-corruption and asset recovery commitments : a progress report and recommendations for action (English)

Corruption is a global epidemic. Its impact can be particularly devastating on developing countries, which lose billions of dollars every year through corrupt acts such as bribery, misappropriation of public property, abuse of office, and embezzlement. ... See More +

Working Paper 68019 MAR 01, 2011

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Few and far : the hard facts on stolen asset recovery (English)
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SEP 15, 2014 90806 Publication
Stolen asset recovery : a good practices guide for non-conviction based asset forfeiture (Chinese)
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APR 08, 2014 48092 Publication English, Russian, Spanish, French, Arabic
Barriers to asset recovery : an analysis of the key barriers and recommendations for action : Barreras para la recuperacion de activos : analisis de las barreras principales y recomendaciones para la accion (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2014 63258 Publication English, French
The puppet masters : how the corrupt use legal structures to hide stolen assets and what to do about it : Les marionnettistes : comment dissimuler les bien mal acquis derrière des structures juridiques, et que faire pour l’empêcher (French)
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JAN 01, 2014 65125 Publication English
On the take : criminalizing illicit enrichment to fight corruption : Función pública : intereses privados rendición de cuentas a través de declaraciones de ingresos y activos (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2014 71731 Publication French
On the take : criminalizing illicit enrichment to fight corruption : Les profiteurs incriminer lapos;enrichissement illiciite pour combattre la corruption (French)
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JAN 01, 2014 71731 Publication Spanish
Asset recovery handbook : a guide for practitioners (Arabic)
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DEC 03, 2013 59464 Publication English, Korean, Spanish, French, Thai
Left out of the bargain : settlements in foreign bribery cases and implications for asset recovery (English)
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NOV 15, 2013 83154 Publication
Asset recovery handbook : a guide for practitioners (Thai)
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JAN 01, 2013 59464 Publication English, Korean, Spanish, French
Asset recovery handbook : a guide for practitioners : Manuel de recouvrement des biens mal acquis : un guide pour les praticiens (French)
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JAN 01, 2013 59464 Publication English, Korean, Spanish, Thai
On the take : criminalizing illicit enrichment to fight corruption (English)
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AUG 07, 2012 71731 Publication Spanish, French
Public office, private interests : accountability through income and asset disclosure (English)
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MAR 16, 2012 67627 Publication
Politically exposed persons : preventive measures for the banking sector (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2012 54250 Publication English, Spanish
Politically exposed persons : preventive measures for the banking sector : Personas expuestas politicamente : medidas preventivas para el sector bancario (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 2012 54250 Publication English, Russian
Public office, private interests : accountability through income and asset disclosure : Viec cong, loi ich tu : bao dam trach nhiem giai tr nh thong qua cong khai thu nhap, tai san (Vietnamese)
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JAN 01, 2012 67627 Publication English
Stolen asset recovery : a good practices guide for non-conviction based asset forfeiture : Biens mal acquis : un guide des bonnes pratiques en matiere de confiscation dapos;actifs sans condamnation (French)
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DEC 14, 2011 48092 Publication English, Russian, Spanish, Arabic
The puppet masters : how the corrupt use legal structures to hide stolen assets and what to do about it (English)
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NOV 03, 2011 65125 Publication French
Barriers to asset recovery : an analysis of the key barriers and recommendations for action (English)
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JUN 20, 2011 63258 Publication Spanish, French
Barriers to asset recovery : an analysis of the key barriers and recommendations for action : Les obstacles au recouvrement des biens mal acquis (French)
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JUN 20, 2011 63258 Publication
Tracking anti-corruption and asset recovery commitments : a progress report and recommendations for action (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 68019 Working Paper