Recommendations of the International Cooperation for Anti-Corruption Cohort of the Summit for Democracy

These recommendations by the Summit for Democracy’s International Cooperation for Anti-Corruption Cohort outline how to build on progress in international cooperation made over the last 10–15 years. They seek particularly to overcome challenges related to:

  • Non-cooperative territories that continue to offer secret hiding places for illicit money.
  • Mutual legal assistance (MLA), widely acknowledged as still too slow, bureaucratic and underfunded in most states.
  • Political will to change the status quo.
  • Corruption fighting back, through disinformation campaigns and malicious lawsuits against prosecutors, judges and journalists.

The Cohort is a cooperation between the Government of Moldova, Basel Institute on Governance and Transparency International under the Summit for Democracy initiative of US President Biden.


Participating countries: Albania; Armenia; Austria; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Chile; Costa Rica; France; Germany; Iraq; Ireland; Korea (Republic of); Kosovo; Malta; Moldova; Nigeria; Norway; Senegal; Slovenia; Spain; Switzerland; UK; Ukraine; USA.

Participating civil society organisations: African Center for Governance, Asset Recovery and Sustainable Development, Nigeria; Basel Institute on Governance and International Centre for Asset Recovery, Switzerland; Brookings Institution, US; Center for the Study of Democracy, Bulgaria; German Marshall Fund of the US; Institute for European Policies and Reforms (IPRE), Moldova; International Bar Association – Asset Recovery Committee; Legal Resources Institute, Moldova; Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP); Transparency International; Transparency International France; Transparency International Kazakhstan; Transparency International Moldova; Transparency International Portugal; UNCAC Coalition.

Participating intergovernmental organisations: European Commission; Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative (RAI), UNODC

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S4D AC Cohort Recommendations and Countries
Date published
Government of Moldova, Basel Institute on Governance, Transparency International