Success in the fight against international corruption requires actors in all related fields to both take initiative within their own area of influence, and work more effectively with each other.
Financial centers must be proactive in identifying and pursuing asset recovery cases in their jurisdictions. This can only be done where authorities allocate resources to identify and investigate foreign corruption and collaborate with countries that request their assistance in recovering stolen assets.
Countries that are the victims of corruption also have to take action, generating evidence and pursuing legal proceedings in their own countries.
The financial sector has a responsibility to know its customers and to report any indication that funds may be proceeds from corruption.
Civil society organizations play a role in shaping international standards and monitoring the activities of financial centers, developing countries, and the private sector.
International policy and donor organizations have the responsibility to address the issue of stolen assets as part of broader governance and anti-corruption reforms.