Successful asset recovery depends on thorough and credible investigation and, in multijurisdictional cases, on the willingness to share evidence through both formal and informal channels.

Training is crucial to boost the knowledge and skills of investigators and prosecutors in the use of the latest tools and techniques in the investigation and to share international best practices.

INTERPOL has committed itself through the statement made in the Conferences of State Parties to UNCAC held in Marrakesh (2011) and Panama (2013), to offer technical assistance and capacity building workshops to its member countries.  

This initiative is offered through a programme known as the INTERPOL Global Programme on Anti-Corruption, Financial Crimes and Asset Recovery, which is regularly implemented on a regional basis.

Conducted over five working days, these training workshops are delivered by eminent investigators, audit and accounting specialists and financial experts, in partnership with national anti-corruption and financial crime authorities from INTERPOL member countries.

Workshop modules

The topics covered in these training workshops include:

  • Abuse of official function or position by public official;
  • Corruption in contracting and procurements;
  • Corruption in exploitation of natural resources;
  • Corruption in infrastructural projects;
  • Computer and mobile forensics as tools for investigation and extraction of evidence from electronic tools and networks;
  • Disproportionate assets of public officials;
  • Forensic accounting and asset tracking;
  • Fraud in the corporate sector;
  • Recovery and repatriation of criminal proceeds;
  • Formal Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) and its common requirements.

Since the launch of this programme in February 2012, seven regional training workshops have benefited more than 300 investigators and prosecutors from some 50 countries in Asia and Africa.

  • February 2014, New Delhi, India
  • October 2013, Abuja, Nigeria
  • July 2013, Nadi, Fiji
  • December 2012, Nairobi, Kenya
  • November 2012, New Delhi, India
  • October 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • February 2012, New Delhi, India

In 2014 and onwards, the programme will be consolidated in existing areas and introduced to countries in the Middle East and the Americas.

04 June 2015

Combating corruption in the forestry sector focus of INTERPOL training in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Anti-corruption investigators and forestry law enforcement officials from across Southeast Asia have gathered in Malaysia to strengthen collaboration and investigative skills, to more effectively fight corruption in the forestry sector.The 11th INTERPOL Global Programme on Anti-Corruption, Financial Crimes and Asset Recovery was o...
13 May 2015

New INTERPOL notice could provide global link in targeting criminal assets

BERLIN, Germany – The development of new operational tools to assist law enforcement in tracing and recovering criminal assets was the focus of the INTERPOL Expert Working Group on the Identification, Location and Seizure of Assets.During its third and final meeting, the group outlined several recommendations including the creation of a new INTERPOL notic...
30 April 2015

INTERPOL strengthens cooperation in combating corruption and money laundering in Latin America

SANTIAGO, Chile – Enhancing skills in asset recovery and money laundering investigations was the focus of a specialized training course for law enforcement officers in Latin America.Part of an ongoing project coordinated by INTERPOL’s Regional Bureau for South America and the Financial Action Group of Latin America (GAFILAT) supported by the European Unio...
30 January 2015

Estonia hosts INTERPOL workshop on anti-corruption and financial crimes

TALLINN, Estonia – Heads of anti-corruption agencies, senior investigators and prosecutors came together in Estonia for the 10th INTERPOL Global Programme on Anti-Corruption, Financial Crimes, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery to examine the challenges to successful investigations and prosecutions of corruption-related cases, and to discuss possible sol...
23 December 2014

Identifying new law enforcement tools to enhance asset tracing and recovery focus of INTERPOL meeting

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Identifying new mechanisms to assist law enforcement efforts in identifying and seizing criminal assets was the focus of an INTERPOL meeting at the United Nations headquarters.During the three-day (17 – 19 December) working group meeting some 90 experts from 32 countries and six international organizations, including a number of...
11 September 2014

INTERPOL-StAR conference aims to increase cooperation in asset recovery investigations

VIENNA, Austria – Ensuring asset recovery investigators have the tools and global support to carry out transnational investigations was the focus of the 5th Global Focal Point Conference on Asset Recovery in Vienna.More than 170 anti-corruption investigators and prosecutors from 79 countries attended the two-day (9 and 10 September) meeting, organized by...
11 March 2014

Italy Police Chief visit to INTERPOL focuses on enhancing law enforcement cooperation

LYON, France – During a visit to INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters, Prefect Alessandro Pansa, Chief of the Italian Police and Director General of Public Security of Italy, examined areas in which Italy can strengthen its cooperation with the world police body.As Italy will hold the European Union presidency during the second half of 2014, Prefec...
14 February 2014

Combating corruption in business transactions focus of INTERPOL workshop

NEW DELHI, India – Heads of anti-corruption agencies, senior investigators and prosecutors have come together in India to discuss ways to successfully identify, investigate and prosecute cases of corruption in foreign business transactions at the 7th INTERPOL Global Programme on Anti-Corruption, Financial Crimes and Asset Recovery.The five-day (10 – 14 Fe...