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Author Rossi, Ivana M., author.

Title Getting the full picture on public officials : a how-to guide for effective financial disclosure / Ivana M. Rossi, Laura Pop, Tammar Berger
Published Washington, DC : The World Bank, 2017


Description 1 online resource (xx, 125 pages) : color illustrations
Series Stolen asset recovery (StAR) series
Stolen asset recovery series.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; About the Authors; Abbreviations; Glossary; Introduction; Notes; References; 1. Why Do Countries Embark on Financial Disclosure?; Global and Regional Trends Observed in the Adoption of Disclosure Systems; What Are the Objectives of a Disclosure System?; Illicit Wealth Focus; Conflict of Interest Focus; Legal Foundations of Disclosure Systems; Domestic Legal Foundations; International Conventions and Other Instruments; Expectations: The Nonlegal Key to Successful Objectives; Notes; References
2. Who Should File a Disclosure? How Often? Who Should File a Disclosure?; Targeted Categories of Officials; Put a Name to It: Creating and Updating a List of Filers; Size Matters; Family Members; How Often Should Filers Declare?; Notes; References; 3. What to Declare?; What Makes a Disclosure Form Strong or Weak?; What Categories of Information Are Included in Financial Disclosure Forms?; Personal Identification Information; Declaring Immovable and Movable Assets; Declaring Income; Declaring Securities; Declaring Business Relationships with Financial Institutions (Bank Accounts)
Declaring Liabilities declaring Cash; Declaring Interests; Declaring Gifts; Beneficial Ownership; Notes; References; 4. The Submission Process; Key Elements of the Submission Process; The Register of Filers; Communication with the Filer; Completing and Submitting the Form; Ensuring Compliance and Quality Control; Data Collection and Management; Analysis and Reporting; Electronic versus Paper-Based Submission; Challenges in Transitioning to Electronic-Based Submission; Notes; Reference; 5. Verification of Information; Objectives of Verification; Verification Methodology
Determining Which Disclosures to Verify the Verification Process; What Happens When Irregularities Are Found?; Public Access and Verification; Interagency Cooperation for Effective Verification; Mapping Sources of Information for Verification (Domestically and Abroad); Prioritizing Sources of Information; Ensuring Effective Interagency Cooperation; Using Electronic Tools in the Verification Process; Notes; References; 6. Why and How to Provide Access to Information in Disclosures; Public Availability of Information; Approaches to Public Availability; What Information Is Made Available?
Information Contained in Public Officials' Declarations Sharing Information about the Disclosure System; Sharing Information with Other Agencies and Institutions; Sharing Information with Other Government Agencies; Sharing Information with Foreign and Private Sector Institutions; Notes; References; 7. How Are Disclosures Used for Enforcement?; Section 1: Enforcement of the Disclosure System; Connecting the Dots; Who Is Sanctioned?; Cooperation and Coordination; Challenges in Imposing Sanctions
Summary Financial disclosure systems are a vital component of transparency. By now 161 countries around the world have introduced financial disclosure systems, becoming commonplace around the world. But, although the rules are on the books, many practitioners are still struggling with the intricacies of the rules and how to implement them in the socioeconomic, historical, and legal context of their own country. Little guidance is available to assist them. This book aims to fill that void and provide practitioners with practical scenarios to consider before deciding on a particular course of action. This book contains short chapters that elaborate each topic and provide clear guidance on the issues that policy makers and those involved in the implementation of financial disclosure obligations will need to take into account before making a decision. How do you decide who should file? And how often? On-line or in hard copy? And what exactly? Everything they own directly, or also those apartments they own indirectly? How should information in declarations be checked? Should it be shared with public? How accessible should it be? This is the sort of practical guidance that this book aims to provide
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description dased on resource, viewed March 6, 2017
Subject Financial disclosure.
LAW -- Constitutional.
LAW -- Public.
Financial disclosure
Form Electronic book
Author Pop, Laura, author.
Berger, Tammar, author.
ISBN 9781464809576