Basel Institute on Governance

The 2018 edition is the fifth annual release of the Basel Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Index developed by the Basel Institute on Governance through its International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR).

The Basel Institute on Governance is an independent not-for-profit competence centre specialised in corruption prevention and public governance, corporate governance and compliance, Collective Action, anti-money laundering, criminal law enforcement and the recovery of stolen assets. 

Based in Switzerland, the Basel Institute is an Associated Institute of the University of Basel and regularly works with international organisations and other institutions, including the World Bank, United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Council of Europe, International Monetary Fund, the Egmont Group and Interpol.

Experts at the Basel Institute work constantly to improve the accuracy of ML/TF risk ratings and facilitate their use for research and compliance purpose. 

Our areas of work

Asset Recovery/ICAR: We support affected countries in recovering stolen assets through strategic case advice, technical assistance and capacity building, and participate in the international policy dialogue on standard setting in asset recovery. The overarching aim is to strengthen the legal and practical capacities of countries to recover stolen assets and to enhance international cooperation in this field.

Public governance: We offer technical assistance to governments of developing and transition countries in their efforts to prevent corruption and strengthen the quality of their governance systems. This practical approach is supported by the Division’s research into underlying governance failures and the effectiveness of practical remedies thereto, and in particular tools such as social accountability.

Corporate governance & compliance: We provide advice and practical support to corporate clients on the development, implementation and strengthening of internal governance and compliance systems, programmes and policies in line with best practice, risk developments and legal regulations to comply with anti-bribery and anti-money laundering laws and standards.

Collective Action/ICCA: We work with companies and other concerned stakeholders to develop anti-corruption Collective Action initiatives in a variety of industry sectors. The ICCA also supports research and the development of the academic discourse on anti-corruption Collective Action and hosts the B20 Collective Action hub.

Please consult us if you need further services or are interested in enhanced country studies. 

For further information about the Basel AML Index, please contact:
Phone: +41 61 205 55 11
Fax: +41 61 205 55 19

Basel Institute on Governance
Steinenring 60
4051 Basel