Newsletter December 2018
Dear Sir or Madam,
Insights and engagement at the 3rd International Collective Action Conference
Our 3rd International Collective Action Conference in Basel, Switzerland, was a lively and productive occasion, attended by over 200 people from 40 countries across 5 continents.
ASSET RECOVERY SUCCESS
ICAR assists Peruvian judiciary in landmark asset recovery cases
The International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR), working through our country office in Peru, is proud to be breaking new ground in the country with two landmark asset recovery cases.
COMPLIANCE & COLLECTIVE ACTION
Basel Institute to provide anti-corruption services to SMEs
The Basel Institute has been awarded a mandate to provide anti-corruption guidance services to SMEs in a pioneering project piloted by the UK's DFID as part of their new Business Integrity Initiative.
Super-powered search tool gains new super-powers
Basel Open Intelligence is a tool that supports due diligence and financial investigations through targeted searches of open-source information on individuals and companies.
Tainted Assets Initiative launched
The official launch of the Tainted Assets Initiative took place at the Basel Institute’s Conference on Collective Action in November.
Financial investigation workshop in Basel: apply now – limited space
In collaboration with the RISE Project and Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), we are holding a training workshop on Financial Investigations and Asset Recovery in Basel on 13–14 February, 2019.
Bitcoin training for Romanian students
Our ICAR trainers delivered training on “Money Laundering using Cryptocurrencies and International Co-operation” for students at the Romanian-American University in Bucharest.
Blockchain and AML training for FinTech and compliance professionals
The Basel Institute on Governance is partnering with Zurich-based MME to offer a training course on blockchain, cryptocurrencies and anti-money laundering/countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT).
BASEL AML INDEX
2018 Basel AML Index shows more efforts are needed in financial centres
Released in October, the results of the seventh annual Basel Anti-Money Laundering Index hit headlines around the world and attracted nearly 5,000 visitors to the web page in the first week.
RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS
Latest research into corruption and informality
Our Public Governance team is constantly researching to understand how corruption really works in society and how we can use these insights to improve anti-corruption interventions. Recent publications include:
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BEHAVIOURAL ANTI-CORRUPTION PROJECT
Developing behavioural anti-corruption interventions in Tanzania
Our Public Governance division will lead a two-year DFID-funded project to develop a behavioural anti-corruption intervention for the Tanzanian health sector. We are delighted to partner with the University of Dar es Salaam, the Behavioural Insight Team and the University of Utrecht for this project.
MALAWI ANTI-CORRUPTION STRATEGY
Inclusive consultations for Malawi's Anti-Corruption Strategy
Experts from several divisions of the Basel Institute are working together to support a comprehensive review and update of the Malawian National Anti-Corruption Strategy.
NEW ICAR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT
Asset recovery support in Mozambique
Against the backdrop of continued challenges in battling financial crimes in Mozambique, the Attorney General of Mozambique has requested the support of our International Centre for Asset Recovery in advising on the investigation of international corruption cases and assessing the country’s current asset recovery framework.
BUILDING CAPACITY IN PERU
186 graduates through Basel Institute-ESAN partnership in Peru
In November 2018, students from the Peruvian regions of San Martín, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Apurimac and Cusco graduated with a Diploma in Management and Public Finances.
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE IN ECUADOR
Collaboration agreement signed in Ecuador
We look forward to working more closely with the Financial and Economic Analysis Unit (UAFE) of Ecuador on the fight against corruption, money laundering and other financial crimes.
International Arbitration and Corruption conference: "A toolkit for arbitrators"
In collaboration with the Basel Institute on Governance, the Competence Centre for Arbitration and Crime is planning a two-day workshop that brings together arbitrators, lawyers, forensics, academics, students and representatives of NGOs from around the world.
New staffWe are excited to welcome four new members to our growing global team.
Quote of the quarter
“Collective Action has come of age. It's not a fad. It's not a nice-to-have. It's putting the private sector bang in the middle of anti-corruption work.”
Soji Apampa, CEO, Convention on Business Integrity, speaking at the International Collective Action Conference in November 2018.
SOCIAL MEDIA AND WEB