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.

18 November 2015

Indian prime minister and INTERPOL Chief discuss cooperation

18 November 2015

Global asset recovery cooperation focus of INTERPOL-StAR conference

09 November 2015

INTERPOL supporting French investigation into athletics corruption

19 October 2015

Peru gears up to protect sport’s integrity

09 October 2015

China visit by INTERPOL Chief focuses on international police collaboration

23 September 2015

INTERPOL and FBI to forge closer ties against terrorism and cybercrime

21 September 2015

INTERPOL training in Senegal tackles corruption and financial crimes

08 September 2015

Senior Chinese official and INTERPOL Chief meet on international police collaboration

06 August 2015

Corruption and financial crime focus of INTERPOL training in Botswana

04 June 2015

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

13 May 2015

New INTERPOL notice could provide global link in targeting criminal assets

30 April 2015

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

30 January 2015

Estonia hosts INTERPOL workshop on anti-corruption and financial crimes

23 December 2014

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

11 September 2014

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

11 March 2014

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

14 February 2014

Combating corruption in business transactions focus of INTERPOL workshop