Basel AML Index
The Basel AML Index is an independent annual ranking that assesses the risk of money laundering and terrorist financing (ML/TF) around the world.
Published by the Basel Institute on Governance since 2012, it provides risk scores based on data from 15 publicly available sources such as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Transparency International, the World Bank and the World Economic Forum. The risk scores cover five domains:
- Quality of AML/CFT Framework
- Bribery and Corruption
- Financial Transparency and Standards
- Public Transparency and Accountability
- Legal and Political Risks
The Public Edition of the Basel AML Index 2019 covers 125 countries with sufficient data to calculate a reliable ML/TF risk score.
A comprehensive list of scores and sub-indicators for 203 countries is available in the Expert Edition, a subscription-based service used by companies and financial institutions as an ML/TF country risk-rating tool for compliance and risk assessment purposes. Subscription is free for academic, public, supervisory and non-profit organisations.
What does the Basel AML Index measure?
Overview of the Basel AML Index and its limitations in measuring AML/CFT risks
2019 country ranking
Ranking of 125 countries in the Public Edition from highest to lowest risk of money laundering
2019 risk map
Interactive map of money laundering and terrorist financing risks around the world
Key trends in 2019
Analysis of Basel AML Index 2019 findings and global money laundering trends
Analysis of FATF evaluations
An analysis of FATF Mutual Evaluation Reports and what they show about countries' AML systems
Regional focus: post-Soviet countries
What does the Basel AML Index reveal about money laundering risks in post-Soviet countries?
Press release & contacts
Contact information and press releases in English, Spanish and Russian