Basel AML Index

The Basel AML Index is an independent annual ranking that assesses risks of money laundering and terrorist financing (ML/TF) around the world.

Published by the Basel Institute on Governance since 2012, the Basel AML Index provides 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. The risk scores cover five domains:

  1. Quality of ML/TF Framework
  2. Bribery and Corruption
  3. Financial Transparency and Standards
  4. Public Transparency and Accountability
  5. Legal and Political Risks

The Basel AML Index is developed and maintained by the Basel Institute's International Centre for Asset Recovery.

Visit the Basel AML Index website

Public vs Expert and Expert Plus Editions

The Public Edition of the Basel AML Index 2021 covers 110 jurisdictions with sufficient data to calculate a reliable ML/TF risk score. 

A comprehensive list of scores and indicators for 203 jurisdictions is available in the Expert Edition, a subscription-based service used by companies and financial institutions as an ML/TF country risk-rating tool for compliance and risk assessment purposes.

The Expert Edition Plus option offers a detailed comparative analysis of the FATF Mutual Evaluation Reports, plus special reports on ML/TF risks in Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Gibraltar and the Cayman Islands.

Subscription to the Expert and Expert Plus editions is free for public-sector, international, non-profit and academic organisations.

See the website at for more information or request an account.