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APROE Program Background

ABA ROLI’s Anticorruption Policy and Research Outreach and Engagement (APROE) program is an 18-month project supplementing the U.S. Government’s commitments to diplomacy and institutional reforms in support of national security interests through an increased awareness of international anticorruption policy and initiatives. The program began in June 2022 and is funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).

In December 2021, President Biden hosted the first Summit for Democracy and released the U.S. Strategy on Countering Corruption, which identifies corruption, domestic and abroad, as a threat to U.S. national security interests. The APROE program will collate, analyze, and share a diverse array of resources across the USG to enhance international anti-corruption policy and programming. The APROE program will increase public awareness of USG anti-corruption policies and initiatives. The program focuses on five pillars – modernizing, coordinating and resourcing U.S. Government efforts to fight corruption; curbing illicit finance; holding corrupt actors accountable; preserving and strengthening the multilateral anti-corruption architecture; and improving diplomatic engagement and leveraging foreign assistance resources to advance policy objectives.