WBG´s Development Solution

Combatting Cybercrime

Tools and capacity building to tackle cybercrime

Program in a Nutshell

Created in 2014

1 activities carried out​


  • Building Skills and Training
  • Technical Assistance and Support
  • Building Skills and Training


Korean Ministry of Strategy & Finance under the Korea-World Bank Partnership Facility

Geographical scope​

Regional Economic Status

Partner : WBG

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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 3 services:

  • Toolkit synthesizing best international practices;
  • Assessment Tool allowing countries to self-evaluate the current capacity to combat cybercrime and identify capacity-building priorities;
  • Virtual Library of relevant publications.

The Online Portal «combattingcybercrime.org» is the result of a fruitful collaboration of the Korea-World Bank Group Partnership Facility. 

  • Building Skills and Training

    • Toolkit

      A synthesis of good international practice in combatting cybercrime.

  • Technical Assistance and Support

    • Assessment Tool

      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.

      Available here for downloading

  • Building Skills and Training

    • The Virtual Library

      This is a web-based and interactive platform of materials of partner organizations and other participants in the fight against cybercrime to share information, experience and expertise. The materials on the virtual library are all in the public domain.

  • In-country assessment pilots

    • At the origin of the Online Toolkit – a series of in-country assessment pilots (2015-2016)


      Regional Workshop on e-commerce legislation harmonization in the Caribbean
      (Port of Spain 30 September 2015)

      The objectives

      • 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.

ParliamentariansPolicy makersPoliticiansProsecutorsLegal professionalsResearchers
  • International organizations

    • UNCTAD
    • UNODC
    • UNICRI
    • ITU
  • Regional organizations

    • Council of Europe
  • National agencies or bodies

    • Korea Supreme Prosecutors Office
  • Academia

    • Oxford Cybersecurity Capacity Building Center