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.

Recent workshops

20 December 2017

Anti-corruption and integrity in sport focus of INTERPOL meetings

01 December 2017

Strengthening corruption investigation skills focus of INTERPOL workshops

06 November 2017

INTERPOL meeting tackles social engineering fraud

16 October 2017

INTERPOL meeting targets wildlife crime through collaboration

18 July 2017

How to identify cash and asset smugglers focus of INTERPOL workshop

15 June 2017

Multi-billion dollar forestry crime to be treated as white collar crime – INTERPOL

14 June 2017

INTERPOL and IOC train Nordic sports bodies against manipulation

12 May 2017

INTERPOL and IOC hold joint sport integrity training in West Africa

28 April 2017

Tackling match-fixing focus of INTERPOL and IOC meetings in Thailand

21 March 2017

International Day of Forests: INTERPOL's global role in environmental security

10 March 2017

INTERPOL programme to combat financial crimes in forestry sector launched in Indonesia

07 February 2017

INTERPOL and IACA unite efforts in combating corruption

20 January 2017

INTERPOL launches new project targeting African-Asian wildlife crime links

12 December 2016

Combating financial crimes linked to cocaine trafficking focus of INTERPOL training

09 December 2016

Global corruption in forestry sector worth USD 29 billion a year – INTERPOL report

05 December 2016

IOC and INTERPOL host national integrity in sport training in Ukraine

08 September 2016

INTERPOL strengthens cooperation in combating corruption in Africa

05 July 2016

Regional and global security focus of INTERPOL Chief mission to El Salvador

01 June 2016

INTERPOL-IOC training to combat crimes in sport ahead of Rio Olympics

12 May 2016

Tackling corruption requires collective response, INTERPOL Chief tells international summit

15 April 2016

INTERPOL training in Argentina targets corruption in the forestry sector

22 March 2016

Sports integrity focus of WADA President’s visit to INTERPOL

21 March 2016

International Day of Forests: the role of environmental security

14 January 2016

INTERPOL issues Red Notice against Papa Massata Diack at France's request