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Partnership Against Money Laundering

In 2020, ABA ROLI initiated a cross-regional program in MENA and Asia to build the capacity of regulators, investigators, and law enforcement agents to apply analytical frameworks, strategies, and skills for the utilization of open-source intelligence (OSINT) in integrated anti-money laundering (AML) investigations. In 2021, ABA ROLI continued to work with la Commission Tunisienne des Analyses Financières (CTAF, English, the Tunisian Financial Analysis Committee) to identify money laundering trends using readily available data sources and identify sanctioned entities to more accurately investigate crimes, make recommendations for prosecution, as well as freeze and confiscate assets. ABA ROLI developed a standardized Anti-Money Laundering Office Self-Assessment Questionnaire to evaluate the capacities and needs of financial investigation units (FIUs) - which will feed into future training and mentoring of partner FIUs — focusing on broad-spectrum data collection, applied use of data analysis tools, and results of investigations. ABA ROLI also developed an e-learning course with five modules: Basics of Big Data, Basic of Data Analytics, basics of OSINT, data management, and approaches to automated tools for big data analysis.