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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
  • Research (Reports and Evaluations)


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

Geographical scope​

Regional Economic Status



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The «Combatting Cybercrime» programme, initiated by the World Bank, is the result of a fruitful collaboration of the Korea-World Bank Group Partnership Facility.

At the heart of the programme is an Online Portal. It 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). With a toolbox for assessment and capacity building, the project helps developing countries reduce barriers to the development of e-commerce.

The portal offers 3 main tools:

  • 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.



  • Toolkit

    A synthesis of good international practice in combatting cybercrime.

  • 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

  • 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.


  • Along with the online toolkit, a series of in-country assessment have been carried out-to pilot-test the applicability and the best use of available tools. (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.

For Whom

Parliamentarians: ParliamentariansPolicy makers: Policy makersPoliticians: PoliticiansProsecutors: ProsecutorsLegal professionals: Legal professionalsResearchers: Researchers







Council of Europe

Korea Supreme Prosecutors Office

Oxford Cybersecurity Capacity Building Center



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