Publications

The Financial Disclosure team is currently preparing a series of articles exploring innovative uses of financial disclosures. The initial focus is on how financial disclosure tools can better equip entities in the public and private sector to overcome some of the challenges associated with the implementation of Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) regimes (which are mandated by anti-money laundering regimes).

The first publication (Feb 2012) “Using Asset Disclosure for Identifying Politically Exposed Persons” analyzes how the information on asset disclosure could be used to support the identification of PEPs and provides a series of recommendations that can support this use. Download the full version of the document (pdf).

Other publications:

  1. Keeping the truth (and New York luxury apartments) hidden, while not lying (March 16, 2015)
  2. When 'Scandals' Bring Good News (September 6, 2013)
  3. Fighting Corruption: The Politically Exposed Persons Factor (April 2, 2012)
  4. Will financial disclosure by public officials mean less corruption? (March 27, 2012)
  5. Public Office, Private Interests: Accountability through Income and Asset Disclosure (pdf) (2012)
  6. Full list of Financial Market Integrity publications

For further information and comments, please contact us at assetdisclosure@worldbank.org</span