Promoting the rule of law in the country is a primary U.S. concern. U.S.-sponsored rule of law programs aim to increase accountability and transparency in ten district and appellate courts through the implementation of a computerized trial record system, audio recording system, the creation of public information offices, court monitoring, and improvements in archiving and file management. Improving the criminal justice system's ability to prosecute organized crime, corruption, and human and narcotics trafficking is another area of emphasis for the United States. U.S.-funded programs support efforts to propose and review criminal law-related legislation; train judges, police, and prosecutors; and offer expert assistance in establishing more effective law enforcement structures. The United States gears its assistance toward building the skills and establishing the procedures necessary to improve investigation and prosecution of complex financial crimes, money laundering, and corruption. A U.S.-supported international consortium of 35 organizations facilitates U.S. coordination with a wider range of organizations involved in criminal justice work. In addition, the United States makes public statements promoting democratic reform and support for human rights and encourages others to do the same, as well as engages frequently with government officials on these issues.U.S. assistance continues to support additional anticorruption and accountability efforts. In October 2008 the government signed an agreement to participate in the second phase of a U.S. assistance program focused on reducing corruption. This program aims to reduce corruption through more effective criminal investigations and preventive reforms in tax administration, business licensing, and building permit services. An ongoing priority is the establishment and training of specialized anticorruption units in major cities. The units comprise prosecutors, police officers, customs officials, and tax investigators that investigate and prosecute economic crime and corruption, and have a number of significant arrests and convictions to their credit. In order to promote accountability, the United States funds a governance program that promotes effective city-level tax collection, public asset management, and public-private partnerships on local economic development plans.