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Addressing Money Laundering and Countering Financial Terrorism

ABA ROLI has a robust and diverse anti-money laundering and countering terrorist financing (AML/CTF) portfolio of programs, which includes programs that aim to disrupt money laundering (ML) though gambling, build capacity of Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) and investigators to conduct intelligence led financial investigations, analyze open-source data to effectively identify money laundering trends and bolster investigations and prosecutions, improve reporting and compliance. Our AML programming builds on ABA ROLI’s long-standing anti-corruption work and efforts to address the predicate crimes to money laundering, such as wildlife, drug, and human trafficking. ABA ROLI has established relationships with a wide range of stakeholders from both the public and private sector—regulators; legislators; civil society organizations; and professional associations of designated non-financial businesses and professions, (DNFBPs)   such as lawyers, real estate agents, accountants and gaming operators—to meet their AML obligations. ABA ROLI has a long-standing presence in multiple countries and extensive, often decades-long, institutional partnerships within various host country governments, including prosecutorial services, anti-corruption agencies, anti-money laundering investigation offices, asset recovery agencies, lawyer networks, legal professional associations, and broader civil society partners.


  1. Combination of multilateral and country-level assistance to empower governments with tools and capacity-building to strengthen legal frameworks governing AML in various sectors.
  2. Build partnerships between public sector supervisors/regulators and private sector financial institutions and designated non-financial businesses and professions (DNFBPs) to implement a risk-based approach, identify emerging money-laundering threats and improve detection and actionable reporting of suspicious activities and transactions thereby denying criminal groups access to the funds they use to carry out and profit from transnational crimes.
  3. Bring top international, multidisciplinary regulatory, compliance, and AML/CFT expertise through leveraging ABA ROLI’s in-house expertise and partnerships with the leading AML and subject matter expert organizations and individual experts.
  4. Build the capacity of regulators, investigators, and law enforcement agents to apply analytical frameworks, strategies, and skills in integrated anti-money laundering investigations.
  5. Build capacity among Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs) and within NPO supervisors to protect NPOs against abuse by illicit actors; support reforms related to supervision of this sector, including commencing risk-based supervision; conduct a sectoral risk assessment; and perform outreach to NPOs regarding their obligations