16 African countries convened in Dakar to discuss current practices on Asset Declaration in West and Central Africa


Dakar, 26-28 May, 2014 — Chaired by  the President of Senegal H.E Macky Sall, and organised by  the UNDP Global Anti-Corruption Initiative (GAIN), UNODC, the World Bank, the Center for the Studies and Action Research on Governance, Open Society Institute for West Africa(OSIWA) and the Governance and Peace Programme of USAID in Senegal, the conference  aimed to obtain a realistic overview on the legislation and practice of Asset Declaration in West and Central Africa and share technical experiences between countries from the region, including best practices, innovations, and political, economic and judicial implications of asset declarations.

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The conference adopted a statement outlining guiding principles to encourage the countries of the region to put in place adequate practices and policies in terms of collecting and verifying the asset declarations, and adopt an action- research programme on asset disclosure in the countries in the region.

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