Asset declaration regimes in selected Asian countries
What is the Asian experience of asset declaration, verification and publication for officials? We are interested in the legal framework but also in their implementation and results. Countries of focus (in order) are Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic, India, Bangladesh and Nepal.
Asset declaration regimes have been introduced in many countries as a way to enhance transparency and integrity as well as increase the trust of citizens in the public administration. Usually, asset declaration regimes aim at preventing conflict of interest among public officials and members of the government and/or identifying illicit enrichment and other wrongdoings by monitoring wealth variations of politicians and civil servants.
Martini, M. Asset declaration regimes in selected Asian countries. U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, CMI, Bergen, Norway (2013) 11 pp. [U4 Expert Answer 381]