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Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment Guidance   [open pdf - 4MB]

From the Executive Summary: "Terrorists regularly adapt how and where they raise and move funds and other assets in order to circumvent safeguards that jurisdictions have put in place to detect and disrupt this activity. Identifying, assessing and understanding terrorist financing (TF) risk is an essential part of dismantling and disrupting terrorist networks. An understanding of TF risk should also inform national counter terrorist financing (CFT) strategies and assists in the effective implementation of a risk-based approach (RBA) towards CFT measures. [...] [T]his report provides good approaches, relevant information sources and practical examples for practitioners to consider when assessing TF risk at the jurisdiction level. This report draws on inputs from over 35 jurisdictions from across the FATF [Financial Action Task Force] Global Network on their extensive experience and lessons learnt in assessing TF risk. [...] This report covers: key considerations when determining the relevant scope and governance of a TF risk assessment, and practical examples to overcome information sharing challenges related to TF and terrorism information. [...] While a risk assessment presents a snapshot in time, 'this report highlights the importance of establishing regular mechanisms to monitor TF risk on an ongoing basis, taking into account current terrorism and TF threats and developments.'"

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2019
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2019 FATF/OECD. Posted here with permission. Documents are for personal use only and not for commercial profit.
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Financial Action Task Force (FATF): http://www.fatf-gafi.org/
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