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This guide provides resources and updates on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing in Latin America & the Caribbean

Highlighted publications / Publicaciones destacadas



2021 Research Papers



Second International Research Conference on Empirical Approaches to AML and Financial Crime Suppression

Invitation and Agenda


Basel AML Index 2020

Basel Institute on Governance




Conference Announcement and Call for Papers




Red de Integridad Pública de América Latina y el Caribe OCDE-BID

La Integridad y la Transparencia en la Infraestructura en tiempos del COVID-19

Agenda y Publicaciones

Enlace para registrarse




BBL VIRTUAL SOBRE  DESAFÍOS DE INTEGRIDAD DEL SECTOR PRIVADO DURANTE COVID-19 – La importancia de los Códigos de Conducta Corporativa durante y después de la crisis
Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo – 25 de junio de 2020, 12:00-13:30 (hora de Washington DC)



Emerging risks in the context of Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing systems - What are the new challenges in relation to such institutional controls?
Actions of Organized Crime in the Americas in response to the pandemic




 Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo – 21 de mayo de 2020, 12:00-13:30 (hora de Washington DC)




AML Empirical Research Conference - Papers and Proceedings

 Bahamas, January 22-23, 2020


IDB Transparency and Integrity Sector Framework Document


Documento de Marco Sectorial de Transparencia e Integridad del BID


Roberto de Michele & Francesco De Simone on IDB’s approaches to evidence-based Anti-Corruption

Kickback – The Global Anticorruption Podcast


Manual sobre beneficiarios finales

Foro Global sobre Transparencia e Intercambio de Información con Fines Fiscales – Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo



Kevin E. Davis on his book: “Between Impunity and Imperialism: The Regulation of Transnational Bribery”
Kickback – The Global Anticorruption Podcast

Basel AML Index 2019

Basel Institute on Governance


Elise Bean on Financial Fraud, Money Laundering and the Three Top Policies to Curb Corruption

Kickback- The Global Anticorruption Podcast


Michael Pisa
Center for Global Development May 23, 2019
The Secretariat of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, Inter-American Development Bank
March 2019
Araki, Satoshi;  Panizza, Ugo; Inter-American Development Bank
February 2019

Beneficial ownership verification: ensuring the truthfulness and accuracy of registered ownership information

Andres Knobel, Financial Transparency Coalition

January 2019

Entendiendo la independencia Operativa y autonomía de la UIF

English version

Centro Egmont para la Excelencia y Liderazgo de las UIF (ECOFEL)

Noviembre 2018

Informe del Grupo Asesor de Expertos en anticorrupción, transparencia e integridad para América Latina y el Caribe

English version

Engel, Eduardo; Ferreira Rubio, Delia; Kaufmann, Daniel; Lara Yaffar, Armando; Londoño Saldarriaga, Jorge; Noveck, Beth Simone; Pieth, Mark; Rose-Ackerman, Susan

IDB, November 2018

Policy Responses to De-risking. Progress Report on the CGD Working Group’s 2015 Recommendations

Jim Woodsome, Vijaya Ramachandran, Clay Lowery, Jody Myers

Center for Global Development, 2018

Identificación e intercambio de información de personas expuestas políticamente en los países de Centroamérica

English version

Jorge, Guillermo

August 2018

Acción para el crecimiento: recomendaciones de políticas y plan de acción 2018-2021 para el crecimiento en las Américas

English version

Diálogo empresarial de las Américas

Abril 2018

Will Blockchain Disrupt Government Corruption?


Stanford Social Innnovation Review, March 2018

Fixing AML: Can new technology help address the de-risking dilemma?

Woodsome, Jim; Ramachandran, Vijaya

CGDEV, February 2018

Transparency Fund: Review of Results (2007–17)

Trapnell, Stephanie

December 2017

Assessing the Impact of the De-risking on Remittances and Trade Finance in Belize

Vasquez, Gustavo M.

December 2017

Regulación sobre beneficiarios finales en América Latina y el Caribe

English version

Knobel, Andrés

November 2017

The Use of Corruption Indicators in Sovereign Ratings

Versión español

Ugo Panizza

Octubre 2017

De-Risking of Correspondent Banking Relationships: Threats, Challenges and Opportunities

James A. Haley, Canada Institute Global Fellow, Wilson Center’s Canada


FSB Correspondent Banking Data Report


July 2017

Prospects for blockchain-based settlement frameworks as a resolution to the threat of de-risking to Caribbean financial systems


April 2017

Data mining in anti-money laundering control

Noariaki Yasaka

Journey of Money Laundering Control, Vol. 20 Issue: 3, pp.301-310. 2017

Recent Trends in Correspondent Banking Relationships: Further Considerations

International Monetary Fund

April 2017

Balancing Financial Integrity with Financial Inclusion: The Risk-Based Approach to “Know Your Customer”

Alan Gelb

Center for Global Development

The Impact of Anti-Money Laundering Regulation on Payment Flows: Evidence from SWIFT Data”

Matthew Collin, Samantha Cook, and Kimmo Soramäki

Center for Global Development, December 2016

Making it Harder for the Bad Guys: The Case for Eliminating High Denomination Notes

Peter Sands

Harvard Kennedy School, 2016

Correspondent Banking

Bank for International Settlements


Detección de contenido web asociado a temas de Lavado de Activos y Financiación del Terrorismo

Felipe Jiménez Leandro

Ganador Concurso Latinoamericano de Monografías 2016 - Federación Latinoamericana de Bancos (FELABAN)

Unintended Consequences of Anti–Money Laundering Policies for Poor Countries

Clay Lowery, Vijaya Ramachandran

Center for Global Development, 2015

Financial intermediaries – Anti-money laundering allies in cash-based societies?

Nikos Passas

Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2015:10)

How Much Anti-Money Laundering Effort is Enough? The Jamaican Experience

Schmid, Juan Pedro

April 2015

Caribbean Community Calls on President Obama to Solve Problem of Bank Derisking, But Days Later Bank of America Terminates Correspondent Relationship with Belize Bank

Bruce Zagaris

International Enforcement Law Report, May 2015


Institutional and Policy Documents

The resources below provide the background of the IDB’s efforts in strengthening transparency and integrity of financial systems in Latin America & the Caribbean

IDB Operations related to Transparency in Finance

The projects below support IDB member countries in their efforts to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing, by complying with the FATF Standards

The team / El equipo


Roberto de Michele

Especialista Principal de la

División Innovación para Servir al Ciudadano


María Cecilia Alvarez Bollea

División Innovación para Servir al Ciudadano