Asset declarations can be instrumental in preventing corruption and promoting integrity, but only if disclosure is subject to verification. With limited resources, authorities are often challenged to choose what declarations to scrutinize. Red flags can be useful in identifying which declarations deserve further attention and need to be analysed, those that may require a full audit, or those that merit priority. An effective red flag system can result in more effective verification of asset declarations, and a more efficient use of resources.
The workshop gathered representatives from the anti-corruption authorities and related bodies from Eastern Partnership countries, civil society and Council of Europe experts to discuss the good practices in the use of electronic systems of asset declarations to target corruption. Examples were provided by the participating countries, while civil society organizations shared their experience in using asset disclosure for their monitoring and advocacy efforts.