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The Anti-Corruption Pledge Tracker monitors the progress of the commitments made by Governments and organisations at the 2016 Anti-Corruption Summit. Scroll down to see whether the words have turned into action...

The Anti-Corruption Pledge Tracker monitors the progress of the commitments made by Governments and organisations at the 2016 Anti-Corruption Summit. Scroll down to see who has kept to their word...

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USA

The USA is to co-host, with the UK, the inaugural meeting of the Global Forum on Asset Recovery, in partnership with Nigeria, Ukraine, Tunisia and Sri Lanka, and with support from the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative. The USA also established a new global anti-corruption consortium to support the work of investigative journalists and civil society networks.

The USA has also produced a roadmap for implementing beneficial ownership transparency as part of the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI), as required by the standard. However, a decision on the future of the USEITI is expected in autumn 2017.

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10.4%
UNDERWAY
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13.3%
OVERDUE
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20%
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23%
COMPLETE
These pledges have been completed and are no longer running
International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre
Law Enforcement USA

The United States commits to coordinate investigative efforts with the UK and countries in other key financial centers through participation in the International Anticorruption Coordination Center.

EVIDENCE
Information collection, sharing, availability
Beneficial Ownership USA

The United States announces that the Administration has submitted to Congress new proposed legislation that would require all companies formed within the United States to file adequate and accurate “beneficial ownership” information with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, helping law enforcement prevent and investigate financial crimes

EVIDENCE
ONGOING
These pledges have no end point and are continuing to progress
UNCAC Transparency Pledge
International Anti-Corruption Architecture USA

We will implement the UNCAC Coalition’s Transparency Pledge associated with the second cycle of the UNCAC Review Mechanism, and we encourage other UNCAC States Parties to endorse and implement the Pledge, taking full advantage of voluntary measures to include and inform civil society during the implementation review process.

EVIDENCE
Supporting Investigative Journalists
Whistleblower and Civil Society Space Protection USA

The United States will establish a new global anti-corruption consortium to support the critical work of investigative journalists and civil society networks in driving public demand for political will and informing action by local and U.S. law enforcement. This initiative builds on our continued work to partner with and support non-governmental networks that work across borders—tracking increasingly available financial records—to expose corruption globally.

EVIDENCE
Financial Action Task Force
Anti-Money Laundering USA

The United States redoubles our commitment to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global standard-setting body for anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism. We continue to advocate for all jurisdictions to effectively implement the FATF standards, including the standards related to beneficial ownership

EVIDENCE
Accountable Repatriation
Asset Recovery USA

The United States will continue to rigorously identify, trace, and ultimately recover assets related to the proceeds of corruption, which include over $1.8 billion currently under litigation. The United States is committed to returning the proceeds recovered for the benefit of the people harmed by the corruption. Since 2004, Department of Justice has repatriated approximately $153 million in a variety of ways designed to ensure the transparency and accountability in the use of the funds.

UNDERWAY
These pledges are underway and on target
Information collection, sharing, availability
Beneficial Ownership USA

The U.S. announces a new regulation on "Customer Due Diligence" that enhances transparency by requiring financial institutions to know and verify the identities of the natural persons (AKA Beneficial Owners) who own, control, and profit from companies when those companies open accounts.

EVIDENCE
Global Asset Recovery Forum
Asset Recovery USA

The United States will co-host the inaugural meeting of the Global Forum on Asset Recovery with the United Kingdom in 2017 in partnership with Nigeria, Ukraine, Tunisia, and Sri Lanka with support from the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative.

EVIDENCE
EITI
Beneficial Ownership USA

We will continue implementing project-level reporting and satisfy the beneficial ownership requirements consistent with the relevant provisions under the EITI standard.

EVIDENCE
OVERDUE
THERE ARE NO OVERDUE PLEDGES
INACTIVE
These pledges are are inactive and not making any progress
UNCAC Implementation
International Anti-Corruption Architecture USA

The United States will work with others countries, civil society, business, and international organizations to promote more effective implementation of the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC).

Training and Assistance
Asset Recovery USA

The United States will provide expertise and other support to the Global Asset Recovery Focal Points Initiative supported by INTERPOL and StAR.

Training and Assistance
Defence and security USA

Recognizing that corruption foments instability and drives violence, the United States is committed to tackling the link between corruption and extremism through measures to prioritize corruption in our security assistance and through new focused programming

StAR
Asset Recovery USA

The United States will support the World Bank/UNODC Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR), which provides critical capacity building and advice to help developing countries address asset recovery needs. We encourage other countries to provide similar support to StAR’s multi-donor trust fund to provide strong backing for global efforts to enhance asset recovery.

Open Government Partnership
International Anti-Corruption Architecture USA

The United States, as a founding member of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), will continue to support this partnership between governments and civil society to advance transparency and accountability through national commitments for reform. We recognize the value of OGP’s independent reporting mechanism in helping ensure accountability and will work to embed appropriate Summit commitments into our OGP National Action Plan, as well as to support other OGP members in developing and advancing ambitious anti-corruption commitments.

Open Contracting Data Standard
Public Procurement USA

The United States will work towards implementation of the principles of the Open Contracting Data Standards, which are among the highest in the world and a model for other nations seeking to improve procurement processes.

Legislation
Bribery USA

The United States will continue to prosecute cases of violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

EVIDENCE
Leadership and Political Will
International Anti-Corruption Architecture USA

The United States will continue to support the review mechanisms of the UNCAC, InterAmerican Convention against Corruption, OECD Working Group on Bribery, and Council of Europe.

Governance
Defence and security USA

The United States will seek to ensure that security sector assistance incorporates, wherever relevant, support in improving security sector governance, to complement the provision of equipment and tactical training

EITI
Natural Resources USA

The United States is committed to implementing the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and published the first United States EITI report in 2015 and will work toward fully complying with the EITI standard, and to achieve EITI compliance no later than 2017. We will continue implementing project-level reporting and satisfy the beneficial ownership requirements consistent with the relevant provisions under the EITI standard. We will also continue to support other countries' implementation and candidature, and will continue to support EITI financially.

EVIDENCE
Anti-Corruption Centre
OECD USA

The United States will support considering the establishment of a member-led OECD Anti-corruption platform to strengthen the impact and coherence of the OECD’s existing anti-corruption work.