The «Combatting Cybercrime» programme, initiated by the World Bank, helps developing countries to address cybercrime by better equipping them to handle the policy, legal and criminal justice aspects of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).
By doing so, the project helps developing countries reduce barriers to the development of e-commerce.
At the heart of the programme is an Online Portal – providing emerging economies with:
- a Toolkit synthesizing best international practices;
- an Assessment Tool allowing countries to self-evaluate the current capacity to combat cybercrime and identify capacity-building priorities;
- a Virtual Library of relevant publications.
Along with the online toolkit, a series of in-country assessment have been carried outto pilot-test the applicability and the best use of available tools.
- Capacity Building
- Policy Formulation
- Technical Assistance
- Policy dialogue
- International organizations
- National agencies
- Regional organizations
- Professional associations
Meet the beneficiaries
The Online Portal «combattingcybercrime.org» is the result of a fruitful collaboration of the Korea-World Bank Group Partnership Facility. Aimed at strengthening the capacity of the emerging economies to prevent and combat cybercrime, the portal offers 3 main tools:
- A Toolkit with a synthesis of good international practice in combatting cybercrime
Download the Toolkit here
- An Assessment Tool in an easy-to-download excel format assessment matrix, guiding countries through nine main dimensions to assess their current capacity. The assessment tool includes such areas as Non-legal and legal frameworks, Law system, Jurisdiction, International Partnerships and Cooperation, Capacity Building, etc.
Download the Assessment Tool here
- A Virtual Library with materials provided by Project participating organizations and others
Access the Library here
Regional Workshop on e-commerce legislation harmonization in the Caribbean
(Port of Spain 30 September 2015)
The objectives of the seminar were:
- To find out regional & industrial vulnerability, cybercrime’s trends based on the level of development of the countries
- To provide a practical map for policy making and international cooperation
Some of the challenges that can be encountered in the process are access to limited data and governments’ availability for an in depth analysis.
Programme in a nutshell
Year of creation
Type of business
Capacity buildingPolicy adviceTechnical assistance
Korean Ministry of Strategy & Finance under the Korea-World Bank Partnership Facility
Number of activities carried out