International Development Law Organization

Capacity Strengthening of the Indonesian Government on Cross-Border Asset Recovery and Mutual Legal Assistance (SIGAP)

Indonesia is facing challenges from embezzlement of stolen assets, which has a negative impact on the country’s political, social, and economic development. Asset-recovery procedures prove to be complex, time-consuming and require expertise and political will. The procedures also require various government bodies to coordinate their actions and engage in resource-intensive processes. To respond to these issues, the Indonesian Attorney General’s Office established an Asset Recovery Centre (Pusat Pemulihan Aset or PPA) dedicated to manage all asset recovery-related issues.

The SIGAP project is implemented by Indonesian non-governmental organization Kemitraan, the Partnership for Governance Reform, in cooperation with the Asset Recovery Centre (PPA) of the Indonesian Attorney General Office. Kemitraan is working with relevant government agencies and international experts on improving the effectiveness of the PPA in performing cross-border asset recovery and mutual legal assistance management. The project is funded through the Indonesia-Netherlands Rule of Law Fund of the Netherlands Embassy in Jakarta, which is managed by IDLO.

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