Basel AML Index

Assessing money laundering risks around the world

Holistic picture of money laundering risk

The Basel AML Index is an independent country ranking and risk assessment tool for money laundering and terrorist financing (ML/TF).

Produced by the Basel Institute on Governance since 2012, it provides holistic money laundering and terrorist financing (ML/TF) risk scores based on data from 17 publicly available sources such as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Transparency International, the World Bank and the World Economic Forum.

Public Edition Global snapshot of money laundering trends

Published annually, the Public Edition of the Basel AML Index ranks countries with sufficient data to calculate a reliable risk score.

It is a snapshot of global ML/TF risks and progress by countries and regions over time.

Expert Edition Enhanced coverage

The Expert Edition is a subscription-based tool for anti-money laundering professionals and others involved in compliance, due diligence and risk evaluation.

Updated quarterly, the interactive map and dashboard cover 203 countries, with multiple options to filter and download the data. The Expert Edition Plus adds a detailed analysis of FATF data.

Subscription is free for public, supervisory, non-profit and academic organisations.

Financial institutions, companies, supervisory bodies and research institutions of all sizes use the Basel AML Index Expert Edition interface and data. It is a fast, efficient and cost-effective way to evaluate ML/TF risks and fulfil regulatory and compliance requirements.

The Economist describes the Basel AML Index as "a leading index of money-laundering risk".