Basel AML Index 2022

This is the 11th Public Edition of the Basel AML Index.

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

Published by the Basel Institute on Governance since 2012, it provides risk scores based on data from 18 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 AML/CFT 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.

Public vs Expert Editions

The Public Edition of the Basel AML Index 2022 covers 128 countries with sufficient data to calculate a reliable ML/TF risk score. 

A comprehensive list of scores and sub-indicators for 203 countries is available in the Expert Edition, which is available free for public-sector, international, non-profit, media and academic organisations. It is reasonably priced for companies and financial institutions, which use the Expert Edition as an ML/TF country risk-rating tool for compliance and risk assessment purposes. 

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