Objective 2: Transparent use of returned assets
Method of engagement
Monitoring the management of assets.
- Ensure that proper audit, reporting and oversight mechanisms on the management of confiscated assets are put in place by the authorities in charge of the repatriation effort.
- Monitor and track the projects funded by repatriated assets, and collaborate with concerned (local) populations on this.
- Audit financial statements and reports of repatriated assets to verify the accuracy of information about their use and ensure appropriate protocol was followed.
- Try to formalise an official role or mandate for CSOs in the management of returned assets and/or the monitoring and oversight process.
- Make publicly available information regarding the receipt of assets, the declaration of the intended use of assets, actual expenditures, and the results achieved.
Ensure that you have the technical capacity available for managing and/or monitoring projects (e.g. financial accounting/audit expertise, engineering, etc., depending on project).
- Working Paper 6: Managing Proceeds of Asset Recovery: The Case of Nigeria, Peru, the Philippines and Kazakhstan. Basel Institute on Governance, 2009.
- Management of Returned Assets: Policy Considerations. Washington, DC: StAR Initiative / The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank, 2009.
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