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Fighting 'dirty money' and illicit flows to reduce poverty : helping countries establish transparent financial systems and robust mechanisms for asset recovery : Combattre l’argent sale et les flux financiers illicites pour faire reculer la pauvreté (French)

The Bank contributes to the fight against corruption and other illicit flows through the Stolen Asset Recovery (StAR) Initiative and Financial Market Integrity (FMI) unit, which promotes the integrity of financial flows and helps client countries put in place the criminal justice tools to go after the proceeds of serious crimes. By helping countries establish systems to obtain information on the source, destination and ultimate beneficiary of financial flows, the Bank supports efforts to track illicit transactions both nationally and globally, and disrupt them. Meanwhile, the StAR initiative - a partnership between the Bank and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, helps countries go after funds that have been stolen by corrupt officials. Corruption diverts funds that could otherwise be used to support economic growth and build public services, and there is growing evidence that illegal activities such as organized crime and drug trafficking severely undermine poverty reduction. It is estimated that US$20 billion to $40 billion, the equivalent of 20 to 40 percent of total annual international development assistance, is stolen from developing countries each year. Since being established in

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  • Document Date

    2012/05/23

  • Document Type

    Brief

  • Report Number

    93589

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    World,

  • Region

    The World Region,

  • Disclosure Date

    2015/05/18

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Combattre l’argent sale et les flux financiers illicites pour faire reculer la pauvreté

  • Keywords

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Fighting 'dirty money' and illicit flows to reduce poverty : helping countries establish transparent financial systems and robust mechanisms for asset recovery : Combattre l’argent sale et les flux financiers illicites pour faire reculer la pauvreté (French). Results profile Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/982361467986279874/Combattre-l-argent-sale-et-les-flux-financiers-illicites-pour-faire-reculer-la-pauvreté